Population Me

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Population Me
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 24, 2003
LabelAudium Records
ProducerPete Anderson
Dwight Yoakam chronology
South of Heaven, West of Hell
Population Me
In Others' Words
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Population Me is the 13th studio album by Dwight Yoakam. It was released in June 2003 via the Audium Records label. The album spawned two singles, "The Back of Your Hand" and "The Late Great Golden State".


The album includes a duet with fellow country singer Willie Nelson ("If Teardrops Were Diamonds"). "The Back of Your Hand" was featured in the third season finale of the FX cop drama The Shield. "Trains and Boats and Planes" is a cover of a frequently recorded song co-written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dwight Yoakam unless otherwise indicated.

1."The Late Great Golden State"Mike Stinson2:26
2."No Such Thing" 3:19
3."Fair to Midland" 3:26
4."An Exception to the Rule" 2:20
5."Population Me" 4:42
6."Stayin' Up Late (Thinkin' About It)" 2:50
7."Trains and Boats and Planes"Burt Bacharach, Hal David3:21
8."If Teardrops Were Diamonds" (duet with Willie Nelson) 3:20
9."I'd Avoid Me Too" 2:59
10."The Back of Your Hand"Gregg Lee Henry3:08


Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2003) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 8
U.S. Billboard 200 75
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 3


Year Single Chart positions
US Country
2003 "The Back of Your Hand" 52
"The Late Great Golden State" 52