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Sounds Like Life
Studio album by Darryl Worley
Released June 9, 2009
Genre Country
Label Stroudavarious
Producer James Stroud
Professional reviews
Darryl Worley chronology
Here and Now
Sounds Like Life

Sounds Like Life is American country music singer Darryl Worley's sixth studio album. It was released on June 9, 2009 by the Stroudavarious label.[2] The first single "Tequila on Ice" peaked at #44 in 2008, and the second single "Sounds Like Life to Me" became his first Top 40 country hit since "I Just Came Back from a War" in 2007. Worley co-wrote eight of the songs on this album.[3] Sounds Like Life is produced by Stroudavarious Records founder James Stroud, who also produced Worley's first two albums.




"Tequila on Ice"

"Tequila on Ice" was released as the first single from the album. It peaked at #44 on the country charts in mid-2008.

"Sounds Like Life to Me"

Co-written by Worley with Wynn Varble (who has also written several of Worley's other singles) and Phil O'Donnell, "Sounds Like Life to Me" is the album's second single release. It has become Worley's first Top 20 country hit since "I Just Came Back from a War" in late 2006-early 2007.

Other songs

Worley wrote the majority of the tracks with his regular co-writers, including Wynn Varble and Don Poythress. The final track, "You Never Know", was written by Jimmy Yeary and Mike McGuire (respectively the lead singer and drummer of country band Shenandoah) about the death of former Shenandoah bass guitarist Ralph Ezell, who died in 2007. Worley said that the song was "dead-on" for him, and thought that its second very closely paralleled the relationship between him and his brother.[4] Track 3, "Slow Dancing with a Memory", was carried over from Worley's last album, 2006's Here and Now.

Track listing

  1. "Honkytonk Life" (Marty Dodson, Sean Patrick McGraw) – 3:35
  2. "Best of Both Worlds" (Jim Brown, Darryl Worley) – 3:53
  3. "Slow Dancin' with a Memory" (Don Poythress, Wynn Varble, Worley) – 3:43
  4. "Sounds Like Life to Me" (Phil O'Donnell, Varble, Worley) - 3:44
  5. "Doin' What's Right" (Dan Demay, Worley) – 3:26
  6. "Tequila on Ice" (Dodson, Rivers Rutherford) – 3:00
  7. "Everyday Love" (Poythress, Varble, Worley) – 3:11
  8. "Nothing but Money" (Brown, Steve Leslie, Worley) – 3:53
  9. "Don't Show Up (If You Can't Get Down)" (Brown, Kevin Grantt, Worley) – 6:09
  10. "Messed Up in Memphis" (Demay, Leslie, Worley) – 3:51
  11. "You Never Know" (Mike McGuire, Billy Ryan, Jimmy Yeary) – 3:20

Chart performance


Chart (2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 172
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 26
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 35


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
2008 "Tequila on Ice" 44
2009 "Sounds Like Life to Me" 11 84 37
2010 "Best of Both Worlds"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Sounds Like Life review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-12.  
  2. ^ "Stroudavarious Records names president". Country Standard Time. May 5, 2009. Retrieved May 10, 2009.  
  3. ^
  4. ^ Scarlett, David (2009-06-22). "Maybe the Hard Times Are Over". Country Weekly 16 (19): 38–41. ISSN 1074-3235.  


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