The Hardest Part (album)

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The Hardest Part
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 26, 2000
GenreCountry, Americana
Length45:51
LabelMCA Nashville
ProducerKenny Greenberg, Doyle Lee Primm
Allison Moorer chronology
Alabama Song
(1998)
The Hardest Part
(2000)
Miss Fortune
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Alden, Grant. "Allison Moorer – Loving, Leaving, Living « Americana and Roots Music - No Depression". Archives.nodepression.com. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  6. ^ "Allison Moorer Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Allison Moorer - Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved March 3, 2014.