Written in Chalk

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Written in Chalk
Written in Chalk.jpg
Studio album by Buddy & Julie Miller
Released March 3, 2009
Genre Folk, Country, Americana
Label New West
Producer Buddy & Julie Miller
Buddy & Julie Miller chronology
Buddy & Julie Miller
(2001)Buddy & Julie Miller2001
Written in Chalk
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau(2-star Honorable Mention)[2]
The Guardian3/5 stars[3]
PopMatters7/10 stars[4]
Spin7/10[5]

Written in Chalk is an album by Buddy and Julie Miller, released in 2009. It won numerous awards at the 2009 Americana Music Association awards: Album of the Year and the song "Chalk" won the Song of the Year. Buddy Miller won Artist of the Year and the duo won Duo/Group of the Year.

The album art is a painting by Brian Kershisnik.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs by Julie Miller unless otherwise noted.
  1. "Ellis County" – 3:51
  2. "Gasoline and Matches" (Julie Miller, Buddy Miller) – 3:14
  3. "Don't Say Goodbye"– 5:10
  4. "What You Gonna Do Leroy" (Mel Tillis) – 3:45
  5. "Long Time" – 4:13
  6. "One Part, Two Part" (Dee Ervin) – 3:43
  7. "Chalk" – 3:40
  8. "Everytime We Say Goodbye" – 4:34
  9. "Hush, Sorrow" – 4:02
  10. "Memphis Jane" – 6:16
  11. "June" – 4:15
  12. "The Selfishness in Man" (Leon Payne) – 4:20

Personnel[edit]

  • Julie Miller – vocals, guitar, background vocals
  • Buddy Miller – vocals, guitar, background vocals
  • Emmylou Harris – vocals
  • Patty Griffin – vocals
  • Robert Plant – vocals ("What You Gonna Do Leroy")
  • Larry Campbell – fiddle, mandolin
  • John Deaderick – piano, keyboards
  • Chris Donohue – bass
  • Stuart Duncan – fiddle
  • Dennis Crouch – bass
  • Byron House – bass
  • Brady Blade, Jr. – drums
  • Jay Bellerose – drums
  • Byran Owings – drums
  • Kami Lyle – trumpet
  • Matt Rollings – piano
  • Gurf Morlix – lap steel guitar
  • Russ Pahl – pedal steel guitar
  • Ann McCrary – background vocals
  • Regina McCrary – background vocals

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2009 Billboard Top Heatseekers 3
Billboard Top Independent Albums 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom, "Review: Written in Chalk" Retrieved February 3, 2010
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Album: Buddy and Julie Miller: Written in Chalk". MSN Music. Retrieved 2018-01-10. 
  3. ^ Denselow, Robin (2009-02-27). "Folk review: Buddy and Julie Miller: Written in Chalk". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-01-10. 
  4. ^ Child, Ben (2009-03-03). "Buddy and Julie Miller: Written in Chalk". PopMatters. Retrieved 2018-01-10. 
  5. ^ Uhelszki, Jaan (April 2009). "Reviews". Spin. SPIN Media LLC. p. 80.