The Mountain (Steve Earle album)
|Studio album by|
|Released||23 February 1999|
|Producer||Steve Earle, Ray Kennedy, Ronnie McCoury|
|Steve Earle chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
|The Village Voice||A–|
The album was a significant departure from Earle's previous work, being the first wholly bluegrass album he had written. Earle made the album as a tribute to the founder of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, who had died in 1996.
The album was nominated for a 2000 Grammy Award in the "Best Bluegrass Album" category (Earle's seventh Grammy nomination). Two tracks from the album were released as singles in the UK: "Dixieland" (distributed to radio only) and "The Mountain" (a commercial release).
All tracks composed by Steve Earle
- "Texas Eagle"
- "Yours Forever Blue"
- "Carrie Brown"
- "I'm Still in Love With You" (Duet with Iris DeMent)
- "The Graveyard Shift"
- "Harlan Man"
- "The Mountain"
- "Outlaw's Honeymoon"
- "Connemara Breakdown"
- "Leroy's Dustbowl Blues"
- "Paddy on the Beat"
- "Long, Lonesome Highway Blues"
- Steve Earle — guitar, vocal
- Del McCoury — guitar, vocal
- Ronnie McCoury — mandolin, vocal
- Robbie McCoury — banjo
- Jason Carter — fiddle
- Mike Bub — bass
- Additional artists
- Sam Bush - mandolin (track 14)
- Jerry Douglas - resonator guitar (track 4, 14)
- Stuart Duncan - fiddle (tracks 4, 9, 12)
- Dan Gillis - tin whistle (track 11)
- Gene Wooten - resonator guitar (tracks 7, 19)
- Tony Fitzpatrick - Album Artwork
- Chorus on track 14
- Meghann Ahern
- Sam Bush
- Kathy Chiavola
- Cowboy Jack Clement
- Dave Ferguson
- Emmylou Harris
- John Hartford
- J.T. Huskey
- Lisa Huskey
- Benny Martin
- Tim O'Brien
- David Rawlings
- Peter Rowan
- Marty Stuart
- Gillian Welch
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||19|
|U.S. Billboard 200||133|
|Canadian RPM Country Albums||14|
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