The Hardest Part (album)

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The Hardest Part
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 26, 2000
GenreCountry, Americana
LabelMCA Nashville
ProducerKenny Greenberg, Doyle Lee Primm
Allison Moorer chronology
Alabama Song
The Hardest Part
Miss Fortune
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. ClubFavourable [2]

The Hardest Part is the second album by singer/songwriter Allison Moorer. The album is a concept album about a doomed relationship produced and co-written by Moorer's then husband Doyle Lee Primm.[3] The album is based on her parents' relationship which ended tragically in the mid 80s when Moorer's father murdered her mother before killing himself.[4] She told No Depression magazine in 2000: "This record was inspired by the things I saw my mother go through. It’s not the true story, but it’s inspired by the true story." [5]

Track listing[edit]

1."The Hardest Part"Allison Moorer, Doyle Lee Primm3:13
2."Day You Said Goodbye"Moorer, Primm4:21
3."It's Time I Tried"Moorer, Primm4:13
4."Best That I Can Do"Moorer, Primm3:23
5."Think It Over"Moorer, Primm3:57
6."Bring Me All Your Lovin'"Moorer, Primm, Kenny Greenberg5:24
7."Is It Worth It"Moorer, Primm3:23
8."Send Down An Angel"Moorer, Primm3:47
9."No Next Time"Moorer, Primm6:39
10."Feeling That Feeling Again/Cold, Cold Earth"Moorer, Primm7:31


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[6] 26
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[7] 26


  1. ^ Zac Johnson. "The Hardest Part - Allison Moorer | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  2. ^ Klein, Joshua (2002-03-29). "Allison Moorer: The Hardest Part | Music | MusicalWork Review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  3. ^ "Michael Bialas: Allison Moorer Interview, Part 2: A Chance to Take Deeper Breaths". Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Alden, Grant. "Allison Moorer – Loving, Leaving, Living « Americana and Roots Music - No Depression". Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  6. ^ "Allison Moorer Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Allison Moorer - Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved March 3, 2014.