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The Way Back Home
is the third studio album by American country music
Country music is a popular American musical style that began in the rural Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from Western cowboy and folk music...
artist Vince Gill
Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill is an American neotraditional country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s, and as a solo artist beginning in 1983, where his talents as a...
. It was released in 1987 on RCA Records
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and it produced four chart singles on the Billboard
Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry, and is one of the oldest trade magazines in the world. It maintains several internationally recognized music charts that track the most popular songs and albums in various categories on a weekly basis...
country charts. In order of release, these were "Cinderella" (#5), "Let's Do Something (#16), "Everybody's Sweetheart" (#11), and "The Radio" (#39). After the final single, Gill exited RCA's roster in favor of MCA Nashville, where he released his fourth album, 1989's When I Call Your Name
- "Everybody's Sweetheart
"Everybody's Sweetheart" is a single written and recorded by American country music artist Vince Gill. Released in 1988, it was the third single from the album The Way Back Home. The song reached #11 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.-Chart performance:...
" (Vince Gill) – 2:52
- "The Way Back Home" (Gill) – 3:56
"Cinderella" is a single by American Country music artist Vince Gill. Released in March 1987, it was the first single from the album The Way Back Home. The song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.-Chart performance:...
" (Reed Nielsen) – 3:36
- "Let's Do Something" (Gill, Nielsen) – 3:19
- "The Radio" (Gill, Nielsen) – 4:05
- "Baby That's Tough" (Gill, Guy Clark
Guy Clark is an American Texas Country artist. In his career, he has released more than twenty albums, primarily on major labels. He has also written singles for other artists, including Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner and Rodney Crowell....
) – 3:38
- "Losing Your Love" (Gill, Hank DeVito, Rhonda Fleming) – 4:47
- "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" (Paul Anka
Paul Albert Anka, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor.Anka first became famous as a teen idol in the late 1950s and 1960s with hit songs like "Diana'", "Lonely Boy", and "Put Your Head on My Shoulder"...
) – 3:36
- "Something's Missing" (Gill) – 4:30
- Produced By Emory Gordy Jr. & Richard Landis
- Engineered By Joe Bogan, Jeff DeMorris, Jim Dineen, Csaba Petocz, Dennis Ritchie, & John Vigran
- Mixed By Ed Thacker
- Mastered By Elliott Federman
- Archivists: Claudia Depkin, Joanne Feltman, Glenn Korman
- Drums, Percussion: Leonard Arnold, Richard Landis, Carlos Vega
- Bass: Roy Huskey, Jr.
Roy Milton Huskey was a prominent American upright bass player in country music from Nashville, Tennessee. Huskey performed alongside musicians such as Chet Atkins, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Vince Gill, George Jones, Steve Earle, Doc Watson and many others...
, Neil Stubenhaus
Neil Stubenhaus is an American bass guitarist.-Career:He started his musical training playing drums and switched to bass guitar at the age of 12. He studied at the Berklee College of Music where he graduated in 1975...
, Steve Strauss
- Keyboards, Synthesizers, Piano: Phillip Aaberg, Randy Kerber
Randy Kerber is a composer, orchestrator, keyboard player, born September 25, 1958 in Encino, California, who has had a prolific career in the world of cinema...
, Richard Landis, Jim Lang, Alan Pasqua
Alan Pasqua is a jazz pianist, educator and composer who co-composed the CBS Evening News theme. He also has had an extensive career in pop and rock music, most notably as a founding member, keyboardist and songwriter of the 80s hard rock band, Giant. He studied at Indiana University and the New...
- Guitars: George Doering, Vince Gill, Reed Nielsen
- Pedal Steel
The pedal steel guitar is a type of electric guitar that uses a metal bar to "fret" or shorten the length of the strings, rather than fingers on strings as with a conventional guitar. Unlike other types of steel guitar, it also uses pedals and knee levers to affect the pitch, hence the name "pedal"...
: Jay Dee Maness
- Banjo & Dobro: Vince Gill
- Fiddle: Byron Berline
Byron Berline is an American fiddle player.-Biography:Berline started playing the fiddle at age five and quickly developed a talent for it. In 1965, he recorded the album Pickin' and Fiddlin with the Dillards...
- Backing Vocals: Kristine Arnold, Rosanne Cash
Rosanne Cash is an American singer-songwriter and author. She is the eldest daughter of the late country music singer Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto Cash Distin....
, Rodney Crowell
Rodney Crowell is a Grammy Award-winning musician, known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in country music....
, Kevin Dorsey, Kenny Edwards, Janis Gill, Andrew Gold
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, Jim Haas, Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer-songwriter and a renowned slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of acclaimed roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country, but she is perhaps best known for her more commercially...
, Joe Chemay, Jerry Whitman
| Chart (1987)
| U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums