Southern Rain

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Southern Rain
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Studio album by Billy Ray Cyrus
Released October 17, 2000 (2000-10-17)
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre Country
Length 43 mins
Label Monument
Producer
Billy Ray Cyrus chronology
Shot Full of Love
(1998)
Southern Rain
(2000)
Time Flies
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars link
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Billboard (favorable) link
Entertainment Weekly C+ link
People (average) link

Southern Rain is the sixth studio album by country music artist Billy Ray Cyrus. The album produced five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts, including the number 17 "You Won't Be Lonely Now". This was his first album for Monument Records after leaving Mercury Records in 1999.

Critical reception[edit]

Giving it 2 out of 5 stars, William Ruhlmann of Allmusic wrote that it was "a sturdy collection of average country songs effectively performed by a minor country talent. All of which was fine, unless you were hoping for an album that measured up to Cyrus' early sales figures, which, of course, Monument was."[1]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Writer(s) Producer(s)[2]
1. "You Won't Be Lonely Now" 3:53 Brett James, John Bettis Dann Huff
2. "Southern Rain" 5:05 Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael Joe Sagraves, Don Von Tress
3. "All I'm Thinking About Is You" 3:42 Jeffrey Steele Huff, Blake Chancey
4. "We the People" (featuring John Anderson, Waylon Jennings, Danni Leigh, Montgomery Gentry, and Yankee Grey)[2] 4:11 Monty Powell, Jimmie Lee Sloas, Anna Wilson
5. "I Will" 3:58 Bonnie Baker, Carol Ann Brown
6. "Love You Back" 3:56 Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley
7. "Burn Down the Trailer Park" 3:18 Paul Thorn, Billy Maddox, Pat McDonald Huff
8. "Everywhere I Wanna Be" 3:28 Marty Dodson, Danny Wells
9. "Crazy 'Bout You Baby" 3:20 Steele, Ed Berghoff Huff, Chancey
10. "Without You" 4:05 Cyrus, Jude Cole
11. "Hey Elvis" (bonus track) 5:58 Bryan Adams, Gretchen Peters Cyrus, Terry Shelton

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from Southern Rain liner notes.[2]

Technical
  • Jeff Balding - recording (all tracks except 11), mastering
  • Blake Chancey - production (tracks 3-6, 9, 10 only)
  • Billy Ray Cyrus - production (track 11 only)
  • Dann Huff - production (all tracks except 11)
  • Mike Janas - recording (track 11 only)
  • Terry Shelton - production (track 11 only)
Musicians on all tracks except 11
Musicians on Track 11
  • Billy Ray Cyrus - background vocals
  • Steve French - drums, background vocals
  • Keith Hinton - electric guitar
  • Corky Holbrook - bass guitar
  • Michael Joe Sagraves - electric guitar
  • Terry Shelton - acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Barton Stevens - keyboards
  • Don Von Tress - acoustic guitar

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Charts (2000) Peak
position
Canadian Top Country Albums 24
U.S. Billboard 200 102
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 13

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US Country US
2000 "You Won't Be Lonely Now"A 17 80
"We the People" 60
2001 "Burn Down the Trailer Park" 43
"Crazy 'Bout You Baby" 58
"Southern Rain" 45
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • A "You Won't Be Lonely Now" reached #33 when RPM Country Tracks ceised production.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/album/r503906
  2. ^ a b c Southern Rain (CD insert). Billy Ray Cyrus. Monument Nashville. 2001. 62105.