Speed of Life (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album)

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Speed of Life
Studio album by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Released 2009
Genre Country/Country rock/Folk rock/Bluegrass
Label NGDB Records
Producer George Massenburg, Jon Randall Stewart
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band chronology
Welcome to Woody Creek
Speed of Life
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Speed of Life is the 2009 album from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. It reached number 59 on the U.S. country charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tulsa Sounds Like Trouble to Me" (Shawn Camp, Mark D. Sanders) - 4:36
  2. "Brand New Heartache" (Jeff Hanna, Donny Lowery) - 3:11
  3. "The Resurrection" (Matraca Berg, Alice Randall) - 4:13
  4. "Somethin' Dangerous" (Bob Carpenter, Tom Kell, Phil Soussan) - 3:25
  5. "Going Up To The Country" (Alan Wilson) - 4:15
  6. "Jimmy Martin" (Phil Madeira, Jimmie Lee Sloas) - 3:35
  7. "Lost in the Pines" (John McEuen) - 1:05
  8. "Speed of Life" (Gary Scruggs) - 3:37
  9. "Amazing Love" (Bob Carpenter, Jeff Hanna, Tom Kell) - 4:06
  10. "Stuck in the Middle" (Joe Egan, Gerry Rafferty) - 3:42
  11. "Earthquake" (Bob Carpenter, John McEuen) - 3:23
  12. "Tryin' to Try" (Jimmie Fadden, Guy Clark) - 2:49
  13. "Good To Be Alive" (Matraca Berg, Troy Verges) - 3:37


  • Jeff Hanna - vocals, acoustic, electric & Resonator guitars, slide guitar, mandolin
  • Jimmie Fadden - vocals, drums, harmonica, percussion
  • Bob Carpenter - vocals, Wurlitzer & grand pianos, accordion, hammond organ
  • John McEuen - 5-string banjo, mandolin, fiddle, lap steel, finger-style acoustic guitar

Additional Musicians


  • Recorded live and mixed at: Blackbird Studio C, Nashville, TN.
  • Assisted by: Kazuri Arai and Nathan Yarborough
  • Produced and mixed by: George Massenburg and Jon Randall Stewart
  • Mastered by: Doug Sax and George Massenburg
  • Design: Gina Binkley/Alter Ego Design

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 59


All info is from album liner notes, unless otherwise noted. [2]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Speed Of Life, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Records SUG-CD-4058 (2009) CD