Private Radio

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Private Radio
Studio album by Billy Bob Thornton
Released 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Country
Label Universal Records
Producer Marty Stuart
Billy Bob Thornton chronology
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Private Radio is the debut album by American actor and singer/songwriter Billy Bob Thornton. His first foray into recorded music following a successful movie career up to the time of the album's release, it was a traditional country music album released by Universal Records in September 2001.

The song "Angelina" is a song written for his then-wife Angelina Jolie.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Billy Bob Thornton and Marty Stuart; except where indicated

  1. "Dark and Mad"
  2. "Forever" (Paul Stanley, Michael Bolton)
  3. "Angelina" (Billy Bob Thornton, Randy Scruggs)
  4. "Starlight Lounge" (Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, Holly Lamar)
  5. "Walk of Shame"
  6. "Smoking in Bed"
  7. "Your Blue Shadow"
  8. "That Mountain"
  9. "He Was a Friend of Mine" (Roger McGuinn)
  10. "Private Radio" (Billy Bob Thornton, Marty Stuart, Mark Collie)
  11. "Beauty at the Back Door"
  12. "Lost Highway" (Leon Payne)


  • Billy Bob Thornton - vocals; drums on "Your Blue Shadow"
  • Marty Stuart - guitar, mandolin; bass on "Your Blue Shadow"
  • Brad Davis - guitar
  • Steve Armold - bass
  • Barry Beckett - organ
  • Jim Cox - piano
  • Gregg Stocki - drums, percussion
  • Billy Bob Thornton, Brad Davis, Dennis Locorriere, Marty Stuart - backing vocals


  • Randy Scruggs - guitar, bass, co-production on "Angelina"
  • Holly Lander - vocals on "Starlight Lounge"
  • Larry Paxton - bass on "Starlight Lounge"
  • Hank Singer - fiddle on "Lost Highway"
  • Don Helms - pedal steel on "Lost Highway"