Southern Rain

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Southern Rain
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, Blake Chancey, Terry Shelton, Dann Huff
Billy Ray Cyrus chronology
Shot Full of Love
Southern Rain
Time Flies
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 4.5/5 stars link
Allmusic 2/5 stars link
Billboard (favorable) link
Entertainment Weekly C+ link
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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.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Writer(s)
1. "You Won't Be Lonely Now" 3:53 Brett James, John Bettis
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
4. "We the People" 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
8. "Everywhere I Wanna Be" 3:28 Marty Dodson, Danny Wells
9. "Crazy 'Bout You Baby" 3:20 Steele, Ed Berghoff
10. "Without You" 4:05 Cyrus, Jude Cole
11. "Hey Elvis" 5:58 Bryan Adams, Gretchen Peters


Sly Dog[edit]

Additional Musicians[edit]

  • Tim Akers- keyboards
  • John Anderson- background vocals
  • Mike Brignardello- bass guitar
  • Pat Buchanan- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Joe Caverlee- fiddle
  • Joe Chemay- background vocals
  • Lisa Cochran- background vocals
  • Eric Darken- percussion
  • Paul Franklin- steel guitar
  • Vicki Hampton- background vocals
  • Keith D. Hinton- electric guitar
  • Dann Huff- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Waylon Jennings- background vocals
  • Gordon Kennedy- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Danni Leigh- background vocals
  • Chris McHugh- drums
  • Gene Miller- background vocals
  • Steve Nathan- keyboards
  • Don Von Tress- acoustic guitar
  • Yankee Grey- background vocals

Chart performance[edit]


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


Year Single Peak chart
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.