Out Where the Bright Lights Are Glowing

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Out Where the Bright Lights Are Glowing
Ronnie Milsap Bright Lights Glowing.jpg
Studio album by Ronnie Milsap
Released 1981
Genre Country
Label RCA
Producer Ronnie Milsap, Tom Collins
Ronnie Milsap chronology
Greatest Hits
Out Where the Bright Lights Are Glowing
There's No Gettin' Over Me
Professional ratings
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Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link

Out Where the Bright Lights Are Glowing is the twelfth studio album by country music artist Ronnie Milsap, released in 1981 by RCA Records. The album produced one single, "Am I Losing You", which was a #1 hit for Milsap. The album is a tribute to the late Jim Reeves, and all songs are covers of Reeves songs, except for two new tunes, which were written about Reeves specifically for this project. The two new songs are "Out Where the Bright Lights are Glowing" and "Dear Friend".

The album reached #6 on Country charts and reached the Billboard 200, peaking at #89.

Track listing[edit]

From the original album sleeve notes.

  1. "Out Where the Bright Lights are Glowing" (Marty Robbins, Harrison) – 3:22 + "String Interlude" – 0.31
  2. "Four Walls" (Marvin Moore, George Campbell) – 3:15
  3. "Pride Goes Before a Fall" (Leon Payne) – 3:03 + "Guitar Interlude" – 0.28
  4. "I'm Beginning to Forget You" (Willie Phelps) – 3:02 + "String Interlude" – 0.23
  5. "He'll Have to Go" (Joe Allison, Audrey Allison) – 2:33
  6. "I'm Gettin' Better" (Jim Reeves) – 4:08
  7. "Am I Losing You" (Jim Reeves) – 3:35 + "String Interlude" – 0.27
  8. "I Won't Forget You" (Harlan Howard) – 2:10 + "Dobro Interlude" – 0:31
  9. "I Guess I'm Crazy (For Loving You)" (Werly Fairburn) – 2:54
  10. "When Two Worlds Collide" (Roger Miller, Bill Anderson) – 2:29 + "String Interlude" – 0:19
  11. "Missing You" (Red Sovine, Dale Noe) – 2:55
  12. "Dear Friend" + Instrumental finale (Dennis Morgan, Kye Fleming) – 3:08


From the original album sleeve notes.

  • Piano: Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Ronnie Milsap
  • Rhodes Electric Piano: Bobby Emmons, Bobby Ogdin
  • Synthesizer: Richard Ripani, Ronnie Milsap
  • Electric Guitar: Billy Sanford, Jimmy Capps
  • Rhythm Guitar: Jimmy Capps, Jack Watkins
  • Bass Guitar: Warren Gowers
  • Harmonica: Charlie McCoy
  • Vibes: Charlie McCoy, Farrell Morris
  • Dobro: Hal Rugg
  • Steel Guitar: Hal Rugg, John Hughey
  • Drums: Kenny Malone


From the original album sleeve notes.

  • Strings arranged by D. Bergen White
  • Strings performed by The Shelly Kurland Strings
  • Background Vocals: Les Jane Berinati, Jackie Cusic, Gerald Bruce Dees, Dolores Edgin, Sherl Kramer, Donna McElroy, Donna Levine, Ray Walker, Hurshel Wiginton and Duane West
  • Recorded at Woodland Sound Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Recording Engineer: Les Ladd
  • Assistant Engineers: Steve Ham and Russ Martin
  • Mastering Engineer: Denny Purcell, Woodland Sound Studio
  • Album photography: Jim McGuire
  • Album Art Direction: D. Hogan Design

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1981) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 89


Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1981 "Am I Losing You" 1 1