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Hillbilly Deluxe
Studio album by Brooks & Dunn
Released August 30, 2005
Genre Country
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Kix Brooks
Tony Brown
Bob DiPiero
Ronnie Dunn
Tom Shapiro
Mark Wright
Professional reviews
Brooks & Dunn chronology
The Greatest Hits Collection II
(2004)
Hillbilly Deluxe
(2005)
Cowboy Town
(2007)

Hillbilly Deluxe is the eleventh studio album by country music duo Brooks & Dunn, released in 2005 on Arista Nashville. Certified platinum in the United States by the RIAA, the album produced four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts between 2005 and 2007: the Number One hit "Play Something Country", "Believe" (#8), "Building Bridges" (#4) and the title track, a #16. The duo produced the majority of the album with Tony Brown.

Contents

Content

Hillbilly Deluxe was led off by the single "Play Something Country". This song was co-written by Ronnie Dunn, one-half of Brooks & Dunn, along with former McBride & the Ride frontman Terry McBride, who plays bass in Brooks & Dunn's road band and co-writes several of their songs. "Play Something Country" was the duo's twentieth and final Number One hit on the Billboard country singles charts. After this song came the ballad "Believe", which peaked at #8 on the same chart, and was co-written by Dunn and Craig Wiseman. The #4 "Building Bridges", featuring guest vocals from Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow, was the third single release, and finishing off the single releases was the title track (another Craig Wiseman co-write) at #16.

Production

Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks produced the majority of the album with Tony Brown, except for "My Heart's Not a Hotel", which Brooks, Brown and Dunn produced with Mark Wright. Brooks and Tom Shapiro co-produced the demo for "One More Roll of the Dice" (which they also co-wrote), while the demos for "Her West Was Wilder" and "She Likes to Get Out of Town" were produced by Brooks and Bob DiPiero, who also co-wrote those tracks with Brooks.

Track listing

  1. "Play Something Country" (Ronnie Dunn, Terry McBride) – 3:14
  2. "She's About as Lonely as I'm Going to Let Her Get" (Dunn, McBride) – 2:49
  3. "My Heart's Not a Hotel" (Rob Crosby, Allen Shamblin) – 3:40
  4. "Whiskey Do My Talkin'" (Dunn, McBride) – 3:34
  5. "Hillbilly Deluxe" (Brad Crisler, Craig Wiseman) – 4:18
  6. "One More Roll of the Dice" (Kix Brooks, Tom Shapiro) – 4:05
  7. "Just Another Neon Night" (Dunn, McBride) – 3:16
  8. "Believe" (Dunn, Wiseman) – 5:39
  9. "Building Bridges" (Hank DeVito, Larry Willoughby) – 4:23
  10. "Her West Was Wilder" (Brooks, Bob DiPiero) – 3:33
  11. "I May Never Get Over You" (Dunn, McBride) – 2:56
  12. "She Likes to Get Out of Town" (Brooks, DiPiero) – 3:44
  13. "Again" (Darrell Brown, Radney Foster) – 3:15

Singles

Year Single US Country CAN
Country
2005 "Play Something Country" 1 1
"Believe" 8 21
2006 "Building Bridges" 4 2
"Hillbilly Deluxe" 16 20
Preceded by
Time Well Wasted by Brad Paisley
Top Country Albums number-one album
September 17 - September 30, 2005
Succeeded by
Jasper County by Trisha Yearwood
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