Waitin' for the Sun to Shine

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Waitin' for the Sun to Shine
Studio album by Ricky Skaggs
Released May 1981
Genre Country, bluegrass
Length 29:10
Label Epic
Producer Ricky Skaggs
Ricky Skaggs chronology
Sweet Temptation
(1979)
Waitin' for the Sun to Shine
(1981)
Family & Friends
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Waitin' for the Sun to Shine is the third studio album from Ricky Skaggs. It was released in 1981 on Epic Records. Skaggs himself produced the album, and played on all the songs.

Four of the ten tracks were released as singles; "Don't Get Above Your Raisin'" peaked at number 16 on the U.S. Country charts, while charting at number 47 in Canada. The next three singles were much more successful. "You May See Me Walkin'" got to number nine in the U.S., and reached number 16 in Canada, while "Cryin' My Heart Out Over You" and "I Don't Care" were both number one hits in the U.S. (while reaching number 3 & 2, respectively, in Canada).

The album itself went to number 2 on the country charts in the States and went gold. It was also his first time on the pop charts, where the album went to number 77.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "If That's the Way You Feel" (Ralph Stanley) 3:05
  2. "Don't Get Above Your Raisin'" (Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs) 3:10
  3. "Your Old Love Letters" (Johnny Bond) 2:55
  4. "Low & Lonely" (Floyd Jenkins) 2:55
  5. "Waitin' for the Sun to Shine" (Sonny Throckmorton) 3:47
  6. "You May See Me Walkin'" (Tom Uhr) 2:25
  7. "Crying My Heart Out Over You" (Carl Butler, Louise Certain, Gladys Stacey, Marijohn Wilkin) 2:58
  8. "Lost to a Stranger" (F. Brown, Jr.) 2:50
  9. "I Don't Care" (Webb Pierce, Cindy Walker) 2:15
  10. "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed" (Eddie Kirk, Cliffie Stone, Merle Travis) 2:50

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Ricky Skags
  • Engineers – Pat McMakin, Marshall Morgan

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 2
U.S. Billboard 200 77

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