Sounds So Good

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Sounds So Good
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 4, 2008 (2008-03-04)
LabelMCA Nashville
ProducerBuddy Cannon[1]
Ashton Shepherd chronology
Sounds So Good
Where Country Grows
Singles from Sounds So Good
  1. "Takin' Off This Pain"
    Released: September 17, 2007
  2. "Sounds So Good"
    Released: May 19, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Engine 1454/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]

Sounds So Good is the debut album of American country music artist Ashton Shepherd. The album was released on March 4, 2008, via MCA Nashville Records. The album has produced two singles: "Takin' Off This Pain", which reached number 20 on Billboard Hot Country Songs, and the title track, which reached number 21. Shepherd wrote or co-wrote all but one of the tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ashton Shepherd except where noted.

1."Takin' Off This Pain" 3:09
2."Sounds So Good" 3:27
3."Lost in You" 4:13
4."I Ain't Dead Yet" 3:13
5."Not Right Now" 3:37
6."Old Memory"Shepherd, Adam Cunningham4:20
7."The Pickin' Shed" 3:42
8."Regular Joe" 4:01
9."How Big Are Angel Wings"Shepherd, Cunningham4:05
10."The Bigger the Heart"Shepherd, Cunningham2:34
11."Whiskey Won the Battle"Cunningham4:20

Chart performance[edit]


The album debuted and peaked at number 16 on the Top Country Albums chart, and number 90 on the Billboard 200 selling less than 10,000 copies in the United States.[5]

Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 16
U.S. Billboard 200 90


Year Single Peak chart
US Country US
2007 "Takin' Off This Pain" 20 116
2008 "Sounds So Good" 21 116



  1. ^ "Ashton Shepherd To Release 'Sounds So Good' March 4". PR Newswire. 2008-02-24. Retrieved 2008-02-27.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Sounds So Good review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  3. ^ C, Matt. "Album Review: Ashton Shepherd – Sounds So Good". Engine 145. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  4. ^ Willman, Chris (March 7, 2008). "Sounds So Good review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  5. ^ Katie Hasty, "Alan Jackson Bests Janet To Top Billboard 200",, March 12, 2008.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-188-8.