Southern Drawl (album)

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Southern Drawl
SouthernDrawl.jpg
Studio album by Alabama
Released September 18, 2015 (2015-09-18)
Genre Country
Length 51:53
Label BMG Chrysalis[1]
Producer
Alabama chronology
Angels Among Us: Hymns and Gospel Favorites
(2014)Angels Among Us: Hymns and Gospel Favorites2014
Southern Drawl
(2015)

Southern Drawl is the twenty-third studio album by American country music group Alabama, and their first album of new material since When It All Goes South in 2001. The album was released on September 18, 2015, with lead single "Wasn't Through Lovin' You Yet" released the same month.[3] The track "One on One" previously appeared on lead singer Randy Owen's 2008 album of the same name.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic gave the album 3 out of 5 stars. He criticized some tracks, including the title track, "Hillbilly Wins the Lotto Money", "I Wanna Be There", and "American Farmer" as "trying too hard", but added that "Such down-the-middle numbers overshadow much subtler and nicer moments scattered throughout the record, moments that usually arrive in the soft, sweet ballads that give the group plenty of opportunity to showcase its gentle, interwoven harmonies. These slow tunes more than the over-pumped rockers feel the truest to old Alabama."[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 2 on the Top Country Albums chart, and No. 14 on the Billboard 200, selling 20,900 copies in its debut week in the US.[6] The album has sold 68,900 copies in the US as of January 2016.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Southern Drawl"Damon Carroll, Chip Davis, Randy Owen, Ronnie Rogers4:26
2."Wasn't Through Lovin' You Yet"Tony Lane, David Lee4:03
3."This Ain't Just a Song"Tim James, Rivers Rutherford, George Teren4:02
4."As Long as There's Love"R. Owen4:07
5."Back to the Country"R. Owen, Rogers, Teddy Gentry, Josh Leo3:25
6."Hillbilly Wins the Lotto Money"Heath Owen4:13
7."Come Find Me" (With Alison Krauss)Lane, Lee4:04
8."No Bad Days"Jeff Cook, Patrick Davis, Ray Johnston, James Otto, James T. Slater, Django Walker4:23
9."One on One"R. Owen3:31
10."American Farmer"Gentry, R. Owen, Rogers, Charles English, Dave Gibson4:57
11."It's About Time"English, Gentry, Gibson3:28
12."Footstompin' Music"R. Owen, H. Owen4:04
13."I Wanna Be There"Harley Allen, Paul Overstreet3:10
Total length:51:53

Personnel[edit]

Alabama


Additional Musicians

Production

Alan Messer - photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 14
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[9] 2
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[10] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Everything We Know About Alabama's New Album, 'Southern Drawl'". The Boot. August 16, 2015. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (3 September 2015). "Alabama Is Back With 'Southern Drawl': Exclusive Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Alabama's 'Southern Drawl' Mixes Party-Starters With Emotional Ballads: 'I've Seen a Few Tears'". Billboard. September 14, 2015. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "One on One". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Southern Drawl". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 28, 2015). "Country Albums Chart Report: September 28, 2015". Roughstock. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 11, 2016). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: January 11, 2016". Roughstock. 
  8. ^ "Alabama Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  9. ^ "Alabama Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  10. ^ "Alabama Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2015.