Six Days on the Road (album)

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Six Days on the Road
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Studio album by Sawyer Brown
ReleasedApril 15, 1997 (1997-04-15)
Recorded1996 at Javelina Studios & LaLa Land[1]
GenreCountry
Length44:53
LabelCurb
ProducerMac McAnally
Mark Miller
Sawyer Brown chronology
This Thing Called Wantin' and Havin' It All
(1995)
Six Days on the Road
(1997)
Hallelujah, He Is Born
(1997)

Six Days on the Road is the title of the twelfth studio album released by the American country music band Sawyer Brown. It was released in 1997 (see 1997 in country music) on Curb Records. Its title track and lead-off single is a cover of the Dave Dudley hit from 1963. This cover reached number 13 on the Billboard country charts. Following this song was another cover, this time of "This Night Won't Last Forever", which was a pop hit for Bill LaBounty in 1978 and later for Michael Johnson in 1979. Sawyer Brown's cover was a number 6 country hit in late 1997. Also released from this album were "Another Side" and "Small Talk", both of which failed to make the country Top 40.

Content[edit]

"The Nebraska Song" is a tribute to Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Brook Berringer, who was killed in a plane crash in 1996.[2] The song is track number 18, the same as Berringer's jersey number. (To make this possible, tracks 13 through 17 are blank.)

Critical reception[edit]

Bob Cannon of New Country magazine rated the album 3.5 stars out of 5. He wrote that the band "serve up a batch of tunes that, while never matching the emotional depth of 1992's 'All These Years', is a top-shelf collection that stresses the group's versatility." He praised the rock influences on some tracks and called "The Nebraska Song" "intimate", criticizing only the cover of "This Night Won't Last Forever" by saying that it was "as bland as the original."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Another Side" (Mark Miller) – 4:11
  2. "Talkin' 'bout You" (Mark Alan Springer) – 3:39
  3. "This Night Won't Last Forever" (Bill LaBounty, Roy Freeland) – 3:56
  4. "Six Days on the Road" (Earl Green, Carl Montgomery) – 2:53
  5. "Small Talk" (Mac McAnally, Miller) – 3:42
  6. "With This Ring" (McAnally) – 3:12
  7. "Transistor Rodeo" (Miller) – 3:06
  8. "Night and Day" (McAnally) – 3:35
  9. "Half a Heart" (Gregg Hubbard, Miller) – 3:02
  10. "Between You and Paradise" (Neal Coty, Springer) – 4:15
  11. "A Love Like This" (Miller, Bill Shore) – 2:50
  12. "Every Twist and Turn" (Hubbard, Miller) – 3:11
  13. (blank track) – 0:04
  14. (blank track) – 0:04
  15. (blank track) – 0:04
  16. (blank track) – 0:04
  17. (blank track) – 0:05
  18. "The Nebraska Song" (Miller) – 2:53

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes[1]

Sawyer Brown[edit]

  • Duncan Cameron - lead guitar
  • Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard - keyboards
  • Mark Miller - lead vocals
  • Jim Scholten - bass guitar
  • Joe Smyth - drums

Additional Musicians[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 8
U.S. Billboard 200 73

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Six Days on the Road (CD). Sawyer Brown. Curb Records. 1997. 77883.
  2. ^ Tarradell, Mario (1997-04-15). "Strong songwriting drives Sawyer Brown's Six Days". The Dallas News. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
  3. ^ Cannon, Bob (July 1997). "Reviews: Six Days on the Road". New Country. 4 (8): 52. ISSN 1086-1076.

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