Ride (Shelly Fairchild album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 3, 2005 (2005-05-03)
LabelColumbia Nashville
ProducerShelly Fairchild, Buddy Cannon, Kenny Greenberg

Ride is the debut album of American country music artist Shelly Fairchild, released in March 2005 (see 2005 in country music) on Columbia Records. It includes the singles "You Don't Lie Here Anymore", "Tiny Town" and "Kiss Me". Although "You Don't Lie Here Anymore" reached #35 on the U.S. country singles charts in late 2004, the other two singles failed to chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic gave the album four-and-a-half stars out of five, saying that it was "well-crafted, built upon a strong set of songs, and it pulls off the nifty trick of being classic Nashville product yet fresh and vibrant, due to Fairchild's consistently engaging performances."[1] Entertainment Weekly critic Chris Willman rated it B+, describing the album's sound as "skirting the virtually bygone line between country and Southern rock" and commending Fairchild's vocal performance on "Kiss Me."[2] Jeffrey B. Remz of Country Standard Time also praised Fairchild's vocals, but criticized the production of some tracks for being "too polished."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Kiss Me" (Shelly Fairchild, Stephony Smith) - 3:04
  2. "Ready to Fall" (Lisa Carver) - 3:31
  3. "Tiny Town" (Fairchild, Smith) - 3:18
  4. "You Don't Lie Here Anymore" (Fairchild, Sonny LeMaire, Clay Mills) - 2:47
  5. "I Want to Love You" (Fairchild, Smith, Carver) - 3:33
  6. "Eight Crazy Hours (In the Story of Love)" (Leslie Satcher, Darrell Scott) - 3:57
  7. "Down into Muddy Water" (Dennis Linde) - 3:53
  8. "Ride" (Smith, Gary Loyd) - 3:22
  9. "Time Machine" (Doug Johnson, Chris Tompkins) - 3:08
  10. "I'm Goin' Back" (Bill Kenner, Pat McLaughlin) - 3:31
  11. "Fear of Flying" (Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson) - 4:55


As listed in liner notes.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 31
U.S. Billboard 200 162
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 6


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Ride review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  2. ^ Willman, Chris (2005-05-09). "Ride review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  3. ^ Remz, Jeffrey B. "Ride review". Country Standard Time. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  4. ^ Ride (CD insert). Shelly Fairchild. Columbia Records. 2005. 90355.CS1 maint: others (link)