Waitin' in the Country

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Waitin' in the Country
Studio album by Jason Michael Carroll
Released February 6, 2007 (2007-02-06)
Genre Country
Length 41:38
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Don Gehman
Jason Michael Carroll chronology
Waitin' in the Country
Growing Up Is Getting Old
Singles from Waitin' in the Country
  1. "Alyssa Lies"
    Released: October 17, 2006
  2. "Livin' Our Love Song"
    Released: April 9, 2007
  3. "I Can Sleep When I'm Dead"
    Released: February 4, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Engine 145 4/5 stars[2]

Waitin' in the Country is the debut album of American country music singer Jason Michael Carroll, released on February 6, 2007 on the Arista Nashville label. The album has produced three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in "Alyssa Lies", "Livin' Our Love Song", and "I Can Sleep When I'm Dead", which respectively reached No. 5, No. 6, and No. 21.

The track "Love Won't Let Me" was previously recorded by Victor Sanz, who released it as a single in 2005 from his album Hey Country.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Waitin' in the Country" Cole Deggs, Craig Wiseman 3:48
2. "I Can Sleep When I'm Dead" Jim Collins, Rivers Rutherford, Jason Michael Carroll 3:23
3. "Alyssa Lies" Carroll 4:19
4. "Lookin' at You" Rick Ferrell, Wade Kirby 3:08
5. "No Good in Goodbye" (featuring Jewel) Jewel, Shaye Smith, Carroll 3:50
6. "Livin' Our Love Song" Tim Galloway, Glen Mitchell, Carroll 3:52
7. "Anywhere U.S.A." Wiseman, Brad Crisler 3:40
8. "Honky Tonk Friends" Casey Beathard, Ed Hill 3:45
9. "Love Won't Let Me" Steve Robson, Jeffrey Steele 3:47
10. "Angel of Broken Hearts" Austin Cunningham, Liz Rose 4:16
11. "Let It Rain" Tommy Lee James, Terry McBride, Carroll 3:45


Compiled from liner notes.[3]

  • Mark Dearnley — recording, mixing
  • Don Gehmanproduction, mixing
  • John Hobbs — music director
  • Bob Ludwig — mastering

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 8


Year Single Peak chart
US Country US
2006 "Alyssa Lies" 5 58
2007 "Livin' Our Love Song" 6 52
2008 "I Can Sleep When I'm Dead" 21 115


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Waitin' in the Country review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ Vercher, Brody. "Review: Jason Michael Carroll - Waitin' in the Country". Engine 145. Retrieved July 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ Waitin' in the Country (CD booklet). Jason Michael Carroll. Arista Nashville. 2007. 8897-01487-2. 
Preceded by
Totally Country Vol. 6 by Various Artists
Top Country Albums number-one album
February 24, 2007
Succeeded by
Taking the Long Way by Dixie Chicks