White Shoes

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White Shoes
Studio album by Emmylou Harris
Released October 1983
Genre Country
Length 34:47
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Brian Ahern
Emmylou Harris chronology
Last Date
(1982)Last Date1982
White Shoes
The Ballad of Sally Rose
(1985)The Ballad of Sally Rose1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

White Shoes is a 1983 Emmylou Harris album, composed of an eclectic collection of material. A rockish version of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", a country remake of the Donna Summer hit "On the Radio", and a version of Sandy Denny's "Like an Old Fashioned Waltz" were all included. Both "In My Dreams" and "Pledging My Love" hit the #9 position on the Billboard Magazine country music singles chart in 1984.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Drivin' Wheel" T-Bone Burnett, Billy Swan 3:10
2. "Pledging My Love" Don Robey, Fats Washington 3:00
3. "In My Dreams" Paul Kennerley 3:15
4. "White Shoes" Jack Tempchin 3:30
5. "On the Radio" Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer 5:11
6. "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll" Rodney Crowell 2:55
7. "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" Leo Robin, Jule Styne 3:39
8. "Good News" Shirley Eikhard 3:52
9. "Baby, Better Start Turnin' 'Em Down" Rodney Crowell 3:04
10. "Like an Old Fashioned Waltz" Sandy Denny 3:11


  • Brian Ahern - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, 6-String Bass, Percussion, Tambourine
  • Barbara Bennett - Backing Vocals
  • Mike Bowden - Bass
  • Bonnie Bramlett - Backing Vocals
  • Tony Brown - Piano, Electric Piano
  • T-Bone Burnett - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals
  • Rodney Crowell - Acoustic Guitar
  • Hank DeVito - Steel Guitar
  • Shirley Eikhard - Backing Vocals
  • Steve Fishell - Steel Guitar, Melobar
  • Wayne Goodwin - Baritone Saxophone
  • Glen D. Hardin - Electric Piano, String Arrangements
  • Don Heffington - Drums
  • Emmylou Harris - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Jim Horn - Recorders
  • Don Johnson - Piano, Electric Piano, Backing Vocals
  • Keith Knudsen - Drums
  • John McFee - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
  • Bill Payne - Piano, Electric Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer
  • Mickey Raphael - Harmonica
  • Frank Reckard - Electric Guitar
  • Barry Tashian - Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • John Ware - Drums

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Brian Ahern - Producer, Engineer
  • Donivan Cowart - Engineer
  • Stuart Taylor - Engineer
  • Alan Vachon - Engineer

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 22
U.S. Billboard 200 116


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. White Shoes at AllMusic

Emmylou Harris White Shoes liner notes