Smokin' Armadillos (album)

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Smokin' Armadillos
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Studio album by Smokin' Armadillos
Released March 12, 1996 (1996-03-12)
Genre Country
Label Curb
Producer Chris Farren
Chuck Howard
Smokin' Armadillos
Smokin' Armadillos chronology
Out of the Burrow
(1993)Out of the Burrow1993
Smokin' Armadillos
Strike the Match
(2003)Strike the Match2003

Smokin' Armadillos is the self-titled album of the American country music band Smokin' Armadillos. It was released in 1996 via MCG/Curb Records.


The album includes the singles "Let Your Heart Lead Your Mind" and "Thump Factor", which both entered the Hot Country Songs charts in 1996.[1] "My Girlfriend Might" and "I'm a Cowboy" were previously included on the band's 1993 EP Out of the Burrow.

Critical reception[edit]

Dan Kuchar of Country Standard Time gave a mixed review, saying that the band's "publicists seem to want to portray them as a country-fied New Kids on the Block". He praised the variety of stylistic influences and musicianship, but thought that the band had "yet to establish a sonic trademark for themselves".[2] Jack Leaver of Allmusic rated it 3 stars out of 5, saying that the band "plays with an unbridled enthusiasm that serves the material well."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Too Hot to Handle" (Steve Meeks) — 2:56
  2. "The Big Bad Beat (Of My Broken Heart)" (Al Carmichael, Gary Griffin) — 2:49
  3. "Miracle Man" (Al, Bird, Greg Barnhill) — 4:12
  4. "Thump Factor" (Tony Martin, Scott Meeks) — 2:45
  5. "Love of a Lifetime" (Scott Meeks) — 3:37
  6. "When Will I Ever Learn" (Scott Meeks) — 3:48
  7. "Let Your Heart Lead Your Mind" (Scott Meeks, Jason Theiste) — 3:30
  8. "The Legend of Wooley Swamp" (Charlie Daniels, Tom Crain, Joel DiGregorio, Fred Edwards, James W. Marshall, Charlie Hayward) — 4:24
  9. "Dance with a Brand New Partner" (Aaron Casida) — 3:33
  10. "Could I Have Made It Back Then" (Cassida, Scott Meeks, Rick Russell) — 4:16
  11. "I'm a Cowboy" (Josh Graham, B.J. Welle) — 4:22
  12. "My Girlfriend Might" (Graham) — 4:36


Compiled from liner notes.[4]


Smokin' Armadillos
Additional musicians


All tracks produced by Chuck Howard. "I'm a Cowboy" co-produced by Chris Farren and Smokin' Armadillos; adapted from original dance mix by Chris Farren.

Tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 9-12 arranged by Smokin' Armadillos; additional arrangement on tracks 5, 7, 9, 10 by Birch Caffee.

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1996) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 37
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 24


Year Single Peak chart
US Country
1996 "Let Your Heart Lead Your Mind" 53
"Thump Factor" 68


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 244. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Kuchar, Dan. "Smokin' Armadillos review". Country Standard Time. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Leaver, Jack. "Smokin' Armadillos review". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Smokin' Armadillos (CD insert). Smokin' Armadillos. Curb Records. 1996. 77748.