Southern Star (album)

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Southern Star
Alabama - Southern Star.jpg
Studio album by Alabama
Released January 31, 1989
Recorded 1988
Genre Country
Length 45:43
Label RCA Records
Producer Alabama
Barry Beckett
Larry Michael Lee
Josh Leo
Alabama chronology
Alabama Live
(1988)
Southern Star
(1989)
Pass It on Down
(1990)
Singles from Southern Star
  1. "Song of the South"
    Released: November 7, 1988
  2. "If I Had You"
    Released: February 13, 1989
  3. "High Cotton"
    Released: July 28, 1989
  4. "Southern Star"
    Released: November 22, 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Southern Star is the twelfth studio album from country music band Alabama, released in 1989. The album produced four singles, "Song of the South", "High Cotton", the title track and "If I Had You", all of which reached #1 on the Hot Country Singles charts between 1989 and 1990.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Song of the South" (Bob McDill) - 3:12
  2. "Down on the River" (Greg Fowler, Teddy Gentry, Robert Byrne) - 3:05
  3. "High Cotton" (Roger Murrah, Scott Anders) - 3:02
  4. "'Ole' Baugh Road" (Randy Owen) - 3:53
  5. "The Borderline" (Larry Hanson, Virgil Beckham, Gentry, Fowler) - 4:34 (Features Charlie Daniels providing co-lead vocals)
  6. "I'm Still Dreamin'" (John Dillon, Steve Cash) - 3:01
  7. "Pete's Music City" (Monty Powell) - 3:35
  8. "Southern Star" (Murrah, Steve Dean, Rich Alves) - 3:11
  9. "If I Had You" (Danny Mayo, Kerry Chater) - 3:35
  10. "She Can" (Steve Seskin, Austin Gardner) - 3:39
  11. "I Showed Her" (Gentry, Fowler, Walt Aldridge) - 4:26
  12. "Barefootin'" (Robert Parker) - 2:48
  13. "Dixie Fire" (Jeff Cook, Vern Dant, Hunter Moore) - 3:58

Note: Tracks 6, 7, 11, and 13 were not added to the cassette version.

Personnel[edit]

Alabama
  • Jeff Cookfiddle, electric guitar, background vocals, lead vocals on "Barefootin'" and "Dixie Fire"
  • Teddy Gentry – bass guitar, background vocals, lead vocals on "I Showed Her", co-lead vocals on "The Borderline"
  • Mark Herndon – drums
  • Randy Owen – electric guitar, lead vocals
Additional Musicians

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 62
Canadian RPM Country Albums 4

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1988 "Song of the South" 1 1
1989 "If I Had You" 1 1
"High Cotton" 1 1
"Southern Star" 1 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[2] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roland, Tom. Southern Star at AllMusic
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Alabama – Southern Star". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
Loving Proof
by Ricky Van Shelton
Top Country Albums number-one album
March 11 - April 1, 1989
Succeeded by
Greatest Hits III
by Hank Williams, Jr.