The Road Not Taken (album)

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The Road Not Taken
Shenandoah road not taken.jpg
Studio album by Shenandoah
Released January 31, 1989
Recorded Fame Recording Studios; Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Genre Country
Length 35:32
Label Columbia Nashville
Producer Robert Byrne
Rick Hall
Shenandoah chronology
The Road Not Taken
Extra Mile
(1990)Extra Mile1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

The Road Not Taken was the second album released by country music group Shenandoah and their most successful album to date. Of the six singles released from 1988 to 1990, all charted within the top ten and three of those, "The Church on Cumberland Road", "Sunday in the South", and "Two Dozen Roses" were number 1 songs on both the U.S. and Canadian country charts. Also included on the disc is "She Doesn't Cry Anymore", a single from the band's self-titled debut from 1987.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sunday in the South" (Jay Booker) – 4:11
  2. "Two Dozen Roses" (Robert Byrne, Mac McAnally) – 3:42
  3. "See If I Care" (Walt Aldridge, Byrne) – 3:14
  4. "Mama Knows" (Tony Haselden, Tim Mensy) – 3:22
  5. "She Doesn't Cry Anymore" (Byrne, Will Robinson) – 3:38
  6. "The Road Not Taken" (Rick Bowles, Byrne) – 3:56
  7. "The Church on Cumberland Road" (Bob DiPiero, John Scott Sherrill, Dennis Robbins) – 2:58
  8. "Changes" (Billy Henderson, Billy Maddox) – 3:41
  9. "She's All I've Got Going" (McAnally) – 3:40
  10. "Hard Country" (Bowles, Byrne) – 3:10

Release history[edit]

Year Type Label Catalogue
1989 Cassette Columbia/CBS FCT-44468
1989 CD Columbia/CBS CK-44468


  • Marty Raybon
  • Jim Seales
  • Stan Thorn
  • Ralph Ezell
  • Mike McGuire
Additional musicians
  • Robert Byrne - production, engineering
  • Pete Greene - engineering
  • Rick Hall - production, engineering
  • M. C. Rather - engineering
  • Alan Schulman - engineering

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
Canadian RPM Country Albums 10