Pickin' on Nashville

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Pickin' on Nashville
Studio album by The Kentucky Headhunters
Released 1989
Genre Country rock, southern rock
Length 34:21
Label Mercury
Producer The Kentucky Headhunters, Jim "Z" Zumpano, Jim Zumwalt
The Kentucky Headhunters chronology
Pickin' on Nashville
Electric Barnyard
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Pickin' on Nashville is the debut album from the American country rock/southern rock band The Kentucky Headhunters. It features the singles "Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine", "Oh Lonesome Me", "Dumas Walker", and "Rock 'n' Roll Angel", all of which charted in the Top 40 on the Hot Country Songs charts. "Oh Lonesome Me" was also the highest charting, at #8. The album won a Grammy Award for the band in 1991.

"Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine" is a cover of a Bill Monroe song, "Skip a Rope" a cover of a Henson Cargill song, and "Oh Lonesome Me" a cover of a Don Gibson song. After brothers Ricky Lee and Doug Phelps left the band in 1992 to form the duo Brother Phelps, they recorded "Ragtop" on their second album (1994's Any Way the Wind Blows). Doug rejoined the band in 1997.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine"   Bill Monroe, Jake Landers 3:44
2. "Dumas Walker"   The Kentucky Headhunters 2:50
3. "Rag Top"   Doug Phelps, Ricky Lee Phelps 3:11
4. "Rock 'n' Roll Angel"   Richard Young 3:51
5. "Smooth"   R. L. Phelps, Samuel Edward Crowe 4:27
6. "High Steppin' Daddy"   Ralph Wade Martin 2:57
7. "Skip a Rope"   Glenn Tubb, Jack Moran 2:31
8. "Some Folks Like to Steal"   R. Young, Fred Young, Martin 2:51
9. "Oh Lonesome Me"   Don Gibson 3:09
10. "My Daddy Was a Milkman"   The Kentucky Headhunters 4:28


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 2
U.S. Billboard 200 41