• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Webster PR



Webster Public Relations
, PO Box 23015, Nashville, TN 37202

Contact Scott Adkins
Telephone 615-777-6995



Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted during 2012, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Keith Stegall, which he submitted to this site on Monday 8 October 2012.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Keith Stegall who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.

Roger Murrah

Sean Brady would also like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Roger Murrah, without whom this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote' from Keith Stegall would not have been possible.

Keith Stegall

Keith Stegall
This quote was submitted on Monday 8 October 2012.

'In 1978, I moved to Nashville to write songs.

Within the first year of being in Nashville, I was offered a record deal on Capitol Records.
Capitol Records
I remember looking at the roster of artists on Capitol and being proud to become part of the family.

Gene Watson was one of those artists on the label that I was now a part of...I couldn't believe it.

At my very first Fan Fair after moving to Nashville, I attended the Capitol Records show at The Opry House.

I remember getting chills when it was Gene's turn to take the stage.

He very well may be one of the greatest voices to ever sing country music, alongside George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009) and, of course, Alan Jackson.

Gene Watson: 'Starting New Memories' (Epic Records, 1986) Gene Watson: 'Memories to Burn & Starting New Memories' (Hux Records, 2011)

I'm proud to have had him record some of my songs; 'Atlanta Anymore', which was co-written by Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011), and 'Rollin' Home', which was co- written with Brent Mason).

He is still an inspiration to me...and still untouchable as a singer'.

Thank you, Keith Stegall, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Keith Stegall...

Keith Stegall

Keith Stegall was born in Wichita, Texas on Monday 1 November 1954 and is a third cousin to country music legend Johnny Horton (Thursday 30 April 1925 - Saturday 5 November 1960).

Keith Stegall started playing the piano at the age of four and later learned guitar and formed a country band called The Pacesetters at the age of twelve.

During his early teen years, Keith Stegal also picked up the drums, started listening to R&B and joined a rock band.

When he was fifteen years old, Keith Stegall moved on to a folk group called The Cheerful Givers, in which he played guitar.  After finishing school, Keith Stegall moved to Shreveport in Louisiana where he sang in a local lounge and also worked as the musical director of a Methodist church.

In the meantime, Keith Stegall practiced his songwriting and was encouraged by Kris Kristofferson to try his luck in Nashville.

Keith Stegall: 1978 - 1979

In September 1978, Keith Stegall moved to Nashville, where he literally lived in a van in front of the April / Blackwood Music offices for several months after his signing.

Dr. Hook: 'Sometimes You Win' (Capitol Records, 1979)

Dr. Hook recorded Keith Stegall's 'Sexy Eyes'  (co-written with Chris Waters and Bob Mather) and included the track on 'Sometimes You Win' (Capitol Records, 1979); the track reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1979 and was certified 'Gold' by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Keith Stegall: 1980 - 1982

In 1980, Keith Stegall enjoyed a minor chart single on the Billboard country music singles chart; 'The Fool Who Fooled Around', which reached No.58 in 1980, was his debut Billboard country music single.

As the early 1980s progressed, Keith Stegall also enjoyed a number of hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart, including the following:

'Anything That Hurts You (Hurts Me)' (No.55, 1981)
'Won't You Be My Baby' (No.65, 1981)
'In Love with Loving You' (No.64, 1982)

Mickey Gilley: 'You Don't Know Me' (Epic Records, 1981)

In 1981, Mickey Gilley recorded Keith Stegall's 'Lonely Nights' (co-written with Stewart Harris) and included the track on 'You Don't Know Me' (Epic Records, 1981); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in February 1981.

Roger Murrah

It was during his time with April / Blackwood Music that Roger Murrah became Keith Stegall's mentor; Keith Stegall actually wrote 'Lonely Nights' at Roger Murrah's upright piano.

Leon Everette: 'Hurricane' (RCA Records, 1981)

Leon Everette recorded Keith Stegall's 'Hurricane' (co-written with Thom Schuyler and Stewart Harris) and included the track on 'Hurricane' (RCA Records, 1981); the track reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in September 1981.

Al Jarreau: 'Breakin' Away' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981)

Al Jarreau (Tuesday 12 March 1940 - Sunday 12 February 2017) recorded Keith Stegall's 'We''re in This Love Together' (co-written with Roger Murrah) and included the track on 'Breakin' Away' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981); the track reached No.15 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1981, No.6 on the Billboard R&B Chart in 1981 and No.55 on the United Kingdom Top 40 pop music singles chart in 1981.

Eddy Raven: 'Desperate Dreams' (Elektra Records, 1981)

Eddy Raven recorded Keith Stegall's 'She's Playing Hard to Forget' and included the track on 'Desperate Dreams' (Elektra Records, 1981); the track reached No.10 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1982.

Keith Stegall: 1983

Moe Bandy: 'Devoted to Your Memory' (Columbia Records, 1983)

Moe Bandy recorded Keith Stegall's 'Let's Get Over Them Together', which was co-written with Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011), and included the track on 'Devoted to Your Memory' (Columbia Records, 1983); the track, which was a duet with Becky Hobbs, reached No.10 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1983.

George Strait: 'Right or Wrong' (MCA Records, 1983)

George Strait recorded Keith Stegall's 'Every Time It Rains (Lord, Don't It Pour)', which was co-written with Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011), and included the track on 'Right or Wrong' (MCA Records, 1983).

Leon Everette: 'Leon Everette' (RCA Records, 1983)

Leon Everette recorded Keith Stegall's 'My Lady Loves Me (Just as I Am)' and included the track on 'Leon Everette' (RCA Records, 1983); the track reached No.9 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1983.

Helen Reddy: 'Imagination' (MCA Records, 1983)

Helen Reddy redorded Keith Stegall's 'Looks Like Love' and included the track on 'Imagination' (MCA Records, 1983).

Keith Stegall: 1984 - 1985

Glen Campbell: 'Letter to Home' (Atlantic Records, 1984)

Glen Campbell recorded Keith Stegall's 'A Lady Like You' and included the track on 'Letter to Home' (Atlantic Records, 1984); the track reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in early 1985.

Keith Stegall: 'Keith Stegall' (Epic Records, 1985)

Prior to the release of 'Keith Stegall' (Epic Records, 1985), his self-titled debut album, in April 1985, two singles from the album appeared on the Billboard country music singles chart, 'I Want to Go Somewhere' (No.25, 1984) and 'Whatever Turns You On' (No.19, 1984).

Keith Stegall's dedication to the music industry paid off in 1985, when he saw the release, on Wednesday 10 April 1985, of his self-titled debut album, 'Keith Stegall' (Epic Records, 1985), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music hit singles chart:

'I Want To Go Somewhere' (No.25, 1984)
'Whatever Turns You On' (No.19, 1984)
'California' (No.13, 1985)
'Pretty Lady' (written by Keith Stegall) (No.10, 1985)

Further Keith Stegall singles, which were released as non-album singles, and appeared on the Billboard country music singles chart, included the following:

'Feed The Fire' (No.45, 1985)
'I Think I'm in Love' (No.36, 1986)
'Ole Rock 'n' Roller (with a Country Heart)' (No.52, 1986)

Keith Stegall: 1986

Gene Watson: 'Starting New Memories' (Epic Records, 1986)

Gene Watson recorded Keith Stegall's 'Atlanta Anymore', which was co-written with Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011), and included the track on 'Starting New Memories' (Epic Records, 1986).

Gene Watson: 'Starting New Memories' (Epic Records, 1986)

Gene Watson recorded Keith Stegall's 'Rollin' Home' (co-written with Brent Mason) and included the track on 'Starting New Memories' (Epic Records, 1986).

Gene Watson: 'Memories to Burn & Starting New Memories' (Hux Records, 2011)

On Monday 9 May 2011, England's Hux Records released 'Starting New Memories' (Epic Records, 1986), along with 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985), in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as a special '2-for-1' CD set; the '2-for-1' CD set was released worldwide on Tuesday 17 May 2011.

Despite 'Pretty Lady' (No.10, 1985) becoming Keith Stegall's only Top 10 single on the Billboard country music singles chart, reaching No.10 in 1980, he found success a lot easier behind the scenes.

Randy Travis: 'Storms of Life' (Warner Bros. Records, 1986)

Keith Stegall became an in-demand producer following his work on Randy Travis' 'Storms of Life' (Warner Bros. Records, 1986).

Keith Stegall produced two tracks, with Kyle Lehning, for Randy Travis' 'Storms of Life' (Warner Bros. Records, 1986); 'On The Other Hand' (No.67 in the Autumn / Fall of 1985 and, upon re-release, No.1 for one week in July 1986), which was written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, and 'Reasons I Cheat', which was written by Randy Travis.

When Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz completed work on 'On The Other Hand' (No.67 in the Autumn / Fall of 1985 and, upon re-release, No.1 for one week in July 1986), they envisioned the track being recorded by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016), George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) or Dan Seals (Sunday 8 February 1948 - Wednesday 25 March 2009).

Song plugger Pat Higson brought the song to the attention of Dan Seals' producer Kyle Lehning, who felt that the song did not suit Dan Seals (Sunday 8 February 1948 - Wednesday 25 March 2009) and would fare better in the hands of a then new artist by the name of Randy Travis.

Randy Travis - aka Randy Bruce Traywick - at the time worked as a singer, cook and dishwasher at The Nashville Palace, a nightclub on the outskirts of Opryland complex, which was owned by Randy Travis' then manager Lib Hatcher.

Randy Ray: 'Randy Ray: Live at The Nashville Palace' (Nashville Palace Records, 1982)

In 1982, Randy Traywick, under the name of Randy Ray, recorded a 'live' album at The Nashville Palace, 'Randy Ray: Live at The Nashville Palace' (Nashville Palace Records, 1982), with the help of Keith Stegall who, at the time, was an artist affiliated with producer Kyle Lehning.

Keith Stegall played the album for Kyle Lehning and when Warner Bros. Records A&R chief Martha Sharp caught Randy Traywick / Randy Ray's live act, she pushed for a recording contract, which was signed in February 1985, for three singles.

It was also Martha Sharp who renamed her new artist 'Randy Travis'.

Charley Pride: 'Night Games' (RCA Records, 1983)

Charley Pride recorded Keith Stegall's 'Down in Louisiana' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'Night Games' (RCA Records, 1983).

In 1985, Keith Stegall and Kyle Lehning recorded four tracks with Randy Travis; 'Prairie Rose' (which appeared on the soundtrack of the movie 'Rustlers' Rhapsody' starring Tom Berenger), 'Dreaming', 'Reasons I Cheat' (written by Randy Travis) and 'On The Other Hand' (No.67 in the Autumn / Fall of 1985 and, upon re-release, No.1 for one week in July 1986).

Randy Travis: 'Storms of Life' (Warner Bros. Records, 1986)

On Friday 6 June 1986, Randy Travis saw the release of 'Storms of Life' (Warner Bros. Records, 1986). Keith Stegall produced two tracks, with Kyle Lehning, for the album; 'On The Other Hand' (No.67 in the Autumn / Fall of 1985 and, upon re-release, No.1 for one week in July 1986), which was written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, and 'Reasons I Cheat', which was written by Randy Travis.

Keith Stegall: 1987 - 1988

George Jones: 'Too Wild Too Long' (Epic Records, 1987)

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Keith Stegall's 'I'm a Survivor' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'Too Wild too Long' (Epic Records, 1987).

Keith Whitley: 'I Wonder Do You Think of Me' (RCA Records, 1988)

Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) recorded Keith Stegall's 'Between An Old Memory & Me', which was co-written with Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011), and included the track on 'I Wonder Do You Think of Me' (RCA Records, 1988).

Marty Stuart: 'Let There Be Country' (Columbia Records, 1988)

Marty Stuart recorded Keith Stegall's 'Matches', which was co-written with Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011), and included the track on 'Let There Be Country' (Columbia Records, 1988); the album, however, was not released by Columbia Records until 1992.

Keith Stegall: 1989

Lorrie Morgan: 'Leave a Light On' (RCA Records, 1989)

Lorrie Morgan recorded Keith Stegall's 'I'll Take The Memories', which was co-written with Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011), and included the track on 'Leave a Light On' (RCA Records, 1989).

Keith Stegall was Alan Jackson's producer of choice right from the beginning and he also worked with Tracy Byrd, Terri Clark, Sammy Kershaw, Lorrie Morgan and Mark Wills.

Keith Stegall: 1990

Alan Jackson: 'Here in The Real World' (Arista Records, 1990)

On Tuesday 27 February 1990, Alan Jackson saw the release of his debut album, 'Here in The Real World' (Arista Records, 1989), which was co-produced by Scott Hendricks and Keith Stegall, and included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Blue Blooded Woman' (co-written by Alan Jackson, Roger Murrah and Keith Stegall) (No.45, 1989)
'Here In The Real World' (written by Mark Irwin and Alan Jackson) (No.3, 1990)
'Wanted', which was co-written by Alan Jackson and Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011) (No.3, 1990)
'Chasin' That Neon Rainbow' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride) (No.2, 1990)
'I'd Love You All Over Again' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for one week in March 1991) / this track was Alan Jackson's first No.1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart

Personnel involved in the recording of Alan Jackson's debut album, 'Here in The Real World' (Arista Records, 1989), included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Harold Bradley (six-string bass guitar)
Jimmy Capps and Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar)
Paul Franklin and Weldon Myrick (Monday 10 April 1939 - Monday 2 June 2014) (steel guitar)
Steve Gibson and Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
Dennis Henson and Keith Stegall (background vocals)
Roy Huskey Junior (Monday 17 December 1956 - Saturday 6 September 1997) (upright bass)
Alan Jackson (lead vocals, background vocals)
Larry Paxton and Dave Pomeroy (bass guitar)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)

Alan Jackson's debut album, 'Here in The Real World' (Arista Records, 1989), reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1990.

Glen Campbell: 'Walkin' in The Sun' (Capitol Records, 1990)

Glen Campbell recorded Keith Stegall's 'On a Good Night' (co-written with Jim Weatherly) and included the track on 'Walkin' in The Sun' (Capitol Records, 1990).

Glen Campbell: 'Walkin' in The Sun' (Capitol Records, 1990)

Glen Campbell recorded Keith Stegall's 'Jesus on Your Mind' and included the track on 'Walkin' in The Sun' (Capitol Records, 1990).

Keith Stegall: 1991

Sammy Kershaw: 'Don't Go Near The Water' (Mercury Records, 1991)

Sammy Kershaw recorded Keith Stegall's 'Kickin' In' (co-written with Roger Murrah) and included the track on 'Don't Go Near The Water' (Mercury Records, 1991).

Alan Jackson: 'Don't Rock The Jukebox' (Arista Records, 1991)

On Tuesday 14 May 1991, Alan Jackson saw the release of 'Don't Rock The Jukebox' (Arista Records, 1991), which was co-produced by Scott Hendricks and Keith Stegall, and included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Don't Rock The Jukebox' (written by Alan Jackson, Roger Murrah and Keith Stegall) (No.1 for two weeks in July 1991)
'Someday' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride) (No.1 for one week in November 1991)
'Dallas' (written by Alan Jackson and Keith Stegall) (No.1 for one week in March 1992)
'Midnight in Montgomery' (written by Alan Jackson and Don Sampson) (No.3, 1992) / this track was a tribute song to Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 - Thursday 1 January 1953)
'Love's Got a Hold on You' (written by Carson Chamberlain and Keith Stegall) (No.1 for one week in September 1992)

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) made a cameo appearance on Alan Jackson's 'Don't Rock The Jukebox' (Arista Records, 1991), singing the last line on 'Just Playin' Possum' (written by Alan Jackson, Jim McBride and Gary Overton) ('The Possum' was one of George Jones' nicknames).

Alan Jackson's 'Don't Rock The Jukebox' (Arista Records, 1991) also included the following tracks:

'That's All I Need to Know' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride)
'From a Distance' (written by Alan Jackson and Randy Travis)
'Walkin' The Floor Over Me' (written by Alan Jackson and Don Sampson)
'Working Class Hero' (written by Alan Jackson and Don Sampson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Alan Jackson's 'Don't Rock The Jukebox' (Arista Records, 1991) included the following:

Eddie Bayers and Bruce Rutherford (drums)
Michael Rhodes and Roger Wills (bass guitar)
Roy Huskey Junior (Monday 17 December 1956 - Saturday 6 September 1997) (upright bass)
Dirk Johnson and Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
Brent Mason and Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar)
Brent Mason and Danny Groah (electric guitar)
Robbie Flint and Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Rob Hajacos, Mark McClurg and Johnny Gimble (Sunday 30 May 1926 - Saturday 9 May 2015) (fiddle)
Alan Jackson (lead vocals)
Alan Jackson and Bruce Rutherford (background vocals)
George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) (guest vocals on 'Just Playin' Possom')

Alan Jackson's 'Don't Rock The Jukebox' (Arista Records, 1991) reached No.2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1992.

Karen Tobin: 'Carolina Smokey Moon' (Atlantic Records, 1991)

Karen Tobin recorded Keith Stegall's 'I Know This Love By Heart' (co-written with Hary Harrison and Karen Tobin) and included the track on 'Carolina Smokey Moon' (Atlantic Records, 1991), which was produced by Keith Stegall.

Keith Stegall: 1992

Shenandoah: 'Long Time Coming' (RCA Records, 1992)

On Tuesday 12 May 1992, Shenandoah saw the release of 'Long Time Coming' (RCA Records, 1992), which was produced by Robert Byrne (Saturday 10 July 1954 - Monday 27 June 2005) and Keith Stegall; two of the included tracks were the following:

'Rock My Baby' (written by Curtis Wright, Bill Spencer and Phil Whitley) (No.2, 1992)
'Leavin's Been a Long Time Coming', which was written by Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011), Stowe Dailey and Mike McGuire (No.15, 1992)

Alan Jackson: 'A Lot About Lovin' (A Lot About Livin')' (Arista Records, 1992)

On Friday 9 October 1992, Alan Jackson saw the release of 'A Lot About Lovin' (A Lot About Livin')' (Arista Records, 1992), which was produced by Keith Stegall, with the exception of the track 'Tonight I Climbed The Wall' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.4, 1993), which was co-produced by Scott Hendricks and Keith Stegall.

Alan Jackson's 'A Lot About Lovin' (A Lot About Livin')' (Arista Records, 1992) included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'She's Got The Rhythm (& I Got The Blues)' (written by Alan Jackson and Randy Travis) (No.1 for one week in December 1992)
'Chattahoochee' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride) (No.1 for three weeks in July / August 1993)
'Mercury Blues', which was written by K.C. Douglas (21 November 1913 - Saturday 18 October 1975) and Robert L. 'Bob' Geddins (6 February 1913 - Saturday 16 February 1991) (No.2, 1993)
'Tonight I Climbed The Wall' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.4, 1993)
'(Who Says) You Can't Have It All' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride) (No.4, 1994)

Alan Jackson's 'A Lot About Lovin' (A Lot About Livin')' (Arista Records, 1992) also included the following tracks:

'I Don't Need The Booze (to Get a Buzz on)' (written by Toni Dae and Joy Swinea)
'Up to My Ears in Tears' (written by Alan Jackson and Don Sampson)
'Tropical Depression', which was written by Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011), Alan Jackson and Jim McBride
'She Likes It Too' (written by Zack Turner and Tim Nichols)
'If It Ain't One Thing (It's You)' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride)

Personnel involved in the recording of Alan Jackson's 'A Lot About Lovin' (A Lot About Livin')' (Arista Records, 1992) included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Stuart Duncan, Rob Hajacos and Hank Singer (fiddle)
Robbie Flint (acoustic slide guitar)
Paul Franklin and Weldon Myrick (Monday 10 April 1939 - Monday 2 June 2014) (pedal steel guitar)
Roy Huskey Junior (Monday 17 December 1956 - Saturday 6 September 1997) (double bass)
Alan Jackson (lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
Bruce Rutherford (backing vocals)
Keith Stegall and Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Alan Jackson's 'A Lot About Lovin' (A Lot About Livin')' (Arista Records, 1992) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1992.

Keith Stegall: 1993

Tracy Byrd: 'Tracy Byrd' (MCA Records, 1993)

On Tuesday 27 April 1993, Tracy Byrd saw the release of his self-titled debut album, 'Tracy Byrd' (MCA Records, 1993), which was produced by Keith Stegall (tracks 1,2,5,7,8,9 and 10) and Tony Brown (tracks 3,4 and 6).

The seven tracks on 'Tracy Byrd' (MCA Records, 1993) which Keith Stegall produced were the following:

'That's The Thing About a Memory' (written by Keith Stegall, Tracy Byrd and Lewis Anderson) (No.71, 1992)
'Back in The Swing of Things', which was written by Buddy Cannon, Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009) and Dean Dillon
'Why' (written by Larry Bastian, DeWayne Blackwell and Earl Bud Lee)
'Hat Trick', which was written by Jim Weatherly and Glenn Sutton (Tuesday 28 September 1937 - Tuesday 17 April 2007)
'Why Don't That Telephone Ring' (written by Charles Quillen and Ron Hellard)
'Edge of a Memory' (written by Paul Nelson and Tom Shapiro)
'Talk to Me, Texas', which was written by Don Cook, Bucky Jones and Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016)

These tracks featured background vocals from Jerry Salley, Curtis Young and Andrea Zonn.

Tracy Byrd's self-titled debut album, 'Tracy Byrd' (MCA Records, 1993), also included 'An Out of Control Raging Fire' (written by Kostas and Melba Montgomery), which featured duet vocals from Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 - Thursday 11 December 2014); this track was produced by Tony Brown.

Keith Stegall: 1994

Alan Jackson: 'Who I Am' (Arista Records, 1994)

On Tuesday 28 June 1994, Alan Jackson saw the release of 'Who I Am' (Arista Records, 1994), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Summertime Blues', which was written by Jerry Capehart (Wednesday 22 August 1928 - Sunday 7 June 1998) and Eddie Cochran (Monday 3 October 1938 - Sunday 17 April 1960) (No.1 for two weeks in July / August 1994)
'Livin' on Love' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for two weeks in October / November 1994)
'Gone Country' (written by Bob McDill) (No.1 for one week in January / February 1995)
'Song For The Life' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No.6, 1995)
'I Don't Even Know Your Name' (written by Alan Jackson, Ron Jackson and Andy Lofton) (No.1 for one week in August 1995)

Alan Jackson's 'Who I Am' (Arista Records, 1994) also included the following tracks:

'Hole in The Wall' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride)
'Who I Am', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and Mel Besher
'You Can't Give Up on Love' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Thank God for The Radio', which was written by Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004) and Robert John Jones
'All American Country Boy', which was written by Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011) and Keith Stegall
'Job Description' (written by Alan Jackson)
'If I Had You' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride)
'Let's Get Back to Me & You' (written by Alan Jackson)

On the back of Alan Jackson's 'Who I Am' (Arista Records, 1994), 'Let's Get Back to Me & You' (written by Alan Jackson) is listed as track No.14, with no No.13 on the packaging; a short message on the back reads: 'That's right, folks, I am just a tad superstitious - AJ.'

Personnel involved in the recording of Alan Jackson's 'Who I Am' (Arista Records, 1994) included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Stuart Duncan and Larry Franklin (fiddle)
Robbie Flint (acoustic slide guitar)
Paul Franklin and John Hughey (Wednesday 27 December 1933 - Sunday 18 November 2007) (steel guitar)
Roy Huskey Junior (Monday 17 December 1956 - Saturday 6 September 1997) (acoustic bass)
Alan Jackson (acoustic guitar, lead vocals, background vocals on 'Summertime Blues')
John Kelton (tic tac bass)
Brent Mason (electric guitar, six-string electric bass, acoustic guitar solo on 'I Don't Even Know Your Name')
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Keith Stegall (acoustic guitar, piano)
Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Alan Jackson's 'Who I Am' (Arista Records, 1994) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1994.

Clay Walker: 'If I Could Make a Living' (Giant Records, 1994)

Clay Walker recorded Keith Stegall's 'If I Could Make a Living' (co-written with Roger Murrah and Alan Jackson) and included the track on 'If I Could Make a Living' (Giant Records, 1994); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for one week in November / December 1994.

Travis Tritt: 'Ten Feet Tall & Bulletproof' (Warner Bros. Records, 1994)

Travis Tritt recorded Keith Stegall's 'Between An Old Memory & Me', which was co-written with Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011), and included the track on 'Ten Feet Tall & Bulletproof' (Warner Bros. Records, 1994); the track reached No.11 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in early 1995.

Keith Stegall: 1995

Wesley Dennis: 'Wesley Dennis' (Mercury Records, 1995)

On Tuesday 7 March 1995, Wesley Dennis saw the release of his self-titled debut album, 'Wesley Dennis' (Mercury Records, 1995), which was produced by Keith Stegall and John Kelton.

Wesley Dennis' self-titled debut album, 'Wesley Dennis' (Mercury Records, 1995), included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'I Don't Know (But I've Been Told)' (written by Wesley Dennis) (No.46, 1995)
'Don't Make Me Feel At Home', which was written by L. David Lewis and Kim Williams (Saturday 28 June 1947 - Thursday 11 February 2016) (No.51, 1995)
'Who's Counting' (written by Tony Martin, Roger Springer and Reese Wilson) (No.58, 1995)

Wesley Dennis' self-titled debut album, 'Wesley Dennis' (Mercury Records, 1995), also included the following tracks:

'Leave Me a Picture of You' (written by Wesley Dennis)
'Bubbaland' (written by Larry Alderman and Michael White)
'This Hat Ain't No Act' (written by Keith Stegall, Carson Chamberlain and Michael White)
'Borrowed Angel', which was written by Mel Street (Saturday 21 October 1933 - Saturday 21 October 1978)
'In The Middle of a Little Love' (written by Wesley Dennis)
'It Ain't Fair', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and Mel Besher
'Whiskey Behavior' (written by Buddy Blackmon and Gordon Bradberry)

'Lovers' Junk Pile' (written by Wesley Dennis)
'That Look was Worth a Thousand Words' (written by Wesley Dennis)

Terri Clark: 'Terri Clark' (Mercury Records, 1995)

On Tuesday 8 August 1995, Terri Clark saw the release of her self-titled debut album, 'Terri Clark' (Mercury Records, 1995), which was produced by Keith Stegall and Chris Waters, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Better Things To Do' (written by Terri Clark, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.3, 1995)
'When Boy Meets Girl' (written by Terri Clark, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.3, 1995)
'Suddenly Single' (written by Terri Clark, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.34, 1995)
'If I Were You' (written by Terri Clark) (No.8, 1995) / this track was No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Chart for one week in June 1996

Terri Clark's 'Terri Clark' (Mercury Records, 1995) also included the following tracks:

'Catch 22' (written by Terri Clark, Chris Waters and Bob Regan)
'Is Fort Worth Worth It' (written by Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'Tyin' a Heart to a Tumbleweed' (written by Terri Clark, Terry Clayton and Stan Lawrence)
'When We Had It Bad' (written by Terri Clark, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'Flowers After the Fact' (written by Terri Clark, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'The Inside Story' (written by Terri Clark and Terry Clayton)
'Was There a Girl on Your Boys' Night Out' (written by Terri Clark, Terry Clayton and Stan Lawrence)
'Something You Should've Said' (written by Terri Clark and Chris Waters)

Personnel involved in the recording of Terri Clark's self-titled debut album, 'Terri Clark' (Mercury Records, 1995), included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Richard Bennett (electric guitar)
Terri Clark (lead vocals, background vocals)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Sonny Garrish (pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar)
John Kelton (cowbell, percussion)
B. James Lowry and Biff Watson (acoustic guitar)
Liana Manis, John Wesley Ryles and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)
Brent Mason (electric guitar, tic tac bass, six-string bass)
Duncan Mullins and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Don Potter (acoustic guitar)
Matt Rollings (piano)
Joe Spivey (fiddle)

Terri Clark's self-titled debut album, 'Terri Clark' (Mercury Records, 1995), reached No.13 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1995.

Tanya Tucker: 'Fire to Fire' (Liberty Records, 1995)

Tanya Tucker recorded Keith Stegall's 'I'll Take The Memories', which was co-written with Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011), and included the track on 'Fire to Fire' (Liberty Records, 1995).

Alan Jackson: 'The Greatest Hits Collection' (Arista Records, 1995) George Jones: 'Long Live King George' (Starday Records, 1958)

On Tuesday 24 October 1995, Alan Jackson saw the release of his first 'Greatest Hits' album, 'The Greatest Hits Collection' (Arista Records, 1995), which was produced by Scott Hendricks and Keith Stegall, and included the following tracks:

'Chattahoochee' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride) (No.1 for three weeks in July / August 1993) / this track was an extended mix
'Gone Country' (written by Bob McDill) (No.1 for one week in January / February 1995)
'She's Got The Rhythm (& I Got The Blues)' (written by Alan Jackson and Randy Travis) (No.1 for one week in December 1992)
'Midnight in Montgomery' (written by Alan Jackson and Don Sampson) (No.3, 1992) / this track was a tribute song to Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 - Thursday 1 January 1953)
'Tall, Tall Trees', which was written by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) and Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992) (No.1 for one week in December 1995) / this track was a new recording of a track, which was originally recorded by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), who included the track on 'Long Live King George' (Starday Records, 1958)
'Chasin' That Neon Rainbow' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride) (No.2, 1990)
'I'll Try' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for one week in March 1996) / this track was a newly recorded track
'Don't Rock The Jukebox' (written by Alan Jackson, Roger Murrah and Keith Stegall) (No.1 for two weeks in July 1991)
'Livin' on Love' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for two weeks in October / November 1994)
'Summertime Blues', which was written by Jerry Capehart (Wednesday 22 August 1928 - Sunday 7 June 1998) and Eddie Cochran (Monday 3 October 1938 - Sunday 17 April 1960) (No.1 for two weeks in July / August 1994)
'Love's Got a Hold on You' (written by Carson Chamberlain and Keith Stegall) (No.1 for one week in September 1992)
'(Who Says) You Can't Have It All' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride) (No.4, 1994)
'Home' (written by Alan Jackson) / this track was previously included on Alan Jackson's 'Here in The Real World' (Arista Records, 1989), but was not released as a single until mid-1996, when it peaked at No.3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart
'Wanted', which was co-written by Alan Jackson and Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011) (No.3, 1990)
'I Don't Even Know Your Name' (written by Alan Jackson, Ron Jackson and Andy Lofton) (No.1 for one week in August 1995)
'Dallas' (written by Alan Jackson and Keith Stegall) (No.1 for one week in March 1992)
'Here In The Real World' (written by Mark Irwin and Alan Jackson) (No.3, 1990)
'Someday' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride) (No.1 for one week in November 1991)
'Mercury Blues', which was written by K.C. Douglas (21 November 1913 - Saturday 18 October 1975) and Robert L. 'Bob' Geddins (6 February 1913 - Saturday 16 February 1991) (No.2, 1993)
'I'd Love You All Over Again' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for one week in March 1991) / this track was Alan Jackson's first No.1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart

Personnel involved in the recording of Alan Jackson's first 'Greatest Hits' album, 'The Greatest Hits Collection' (Arista Records, 1995), included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Harold Bradley (six-string bass)
Jimmy Capps and Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar)
Stuart Duncan, Larry Franklin, Rob Hajacos and Mark McClurg (fiddle)
Robbie Flint (steel guitar, acoustic slide guitar)
Paul Franklin and Weldon Myrick (Monday 10 April 1939 - Monday 2 June 2014) (steel guitar)
Steve Gibson (electric guitar)
Dennis Henson (background vocals)
Roy Huskey Junior (Monday 17 December 1956 - Saturday 6 September 1997) (upright bass, bass guitar)
Alan Jackson (acoustic guitar, lead vocals, background vocals)
John Kelton (drum programming, tic tac bass)
Brent Mason (six-string bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Larry Paxton, Dave Pomeroy, Michael Rhodes, Roger Wills and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
Bruce Rutherford (drums, background vocals)
John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Jo-El Sonnier (accordion)
Keith Stegall (acoustic guitar, piano, background vocals)

Alan Jackson's first 'Greatest Hits' album, 'The Greatest Hits Collection' (Arista Records, 1995), reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1995.

Keith Stegall: 1996

Keith Stegall: 'Passages' (Mercury Records, 1996)

On Tuesday 27 February 1996, Keith Stegall saw the release of 'Passages' (Mercury Records, 1996), which included three tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:


'1969' (written by Keith Stegall, Gary Harrison and Denny Henson) (No.43, 1996)


'Fifty-Fifty' (written by Keith Stegall)
 (No.75, 1996)


'Roll The Dice' (written by Keith Stegall and Carson Chamberlain) / this track was released as a single in 1996, but it did not chart

Keith Stegall's 'Passages' (Mercury Records, 1996) also included the following tracks:

'Baltimore Street' (written by Keith Stegall and Billy Kirsch)
'Every Time It Rains (Lord, Don't It Pour)', which was written by Keith Stegall and Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011)
'Middle-Aged Man' (written by Keith Stegall)
'Boo Hoo' (written by Keith Stegall and Marvin Morrow)
'My Life' (written by Keith Stegall)
'In A Perfect World' (written by Keith Stegall and Billy Kirsch)

Keith Stegall's 'Passages' (Mercury Records, 1996) was co-produced by Keith Stegall, John Kelton and Carson Chamberlain.

Mark Wills: 'Mark Wills' (Mercury Nashville, 1996)

On Tuesday 11 June 1996, Mark Wills saw the release of his self-titled debut album, 'Mark Wills' (Mercury Nashville, 1996), which was produced by Carson Chamberlain and Keith Stegall, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Jacob's Ladder' (written by Brenda Sweat, Cal Sweat and Tony Martin) (No.6, 1996)
'High, Low & in Between' (written by Harley Campbell and David Kent) (No.33, 1996)
'Places I've Never Been' (written by Aimee Mayo, Reese Wilson and Tony Martin) (No.5, 1997)

Mark Wills' self-titled debut album, 'Mark Wills' (Mercury Nashville, 1996), also included the following tracks:

'What's Not to Love' (written by Trey Bruce and Max T. Barnes)
'Any Fool Can Say Goodbye' (written by Tim Menzies and Gary Harrison)
'Ace of Hearts' (written by Lonnie Wilson, Carson Chamberlain and Ron Moore)
'Leavin' Comin' On' (written by Skip Ewing and Jerry Kilgore)
'Sudden Stop' (written by Pat Bunch and Doug Johnson)
'I Wonder if He Knows' (written by Tim Menzies and Roger Springer)
'Squeeze Box' (written by Monty Criswell and Michael White)
'What Love Is' (written by Karen Taylor-Good and Roberta Schiller)
'Look Where She is Today' (written by Billy Spencer and Ed Hill)

Personnel involved in the recording of Mark Wills' self-titled debut album, 'Mark Wills' (Mercury Nashville, 1996), included the following:

Paul Franklin and Mike Johnson (steel guitar)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle)
Dirk Johnson and Matt Rollings (piano)
Brent Mason and Brent Rowan (electric guitar)
Gary Prim (piano, clavinet)
John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Wayne Toups (accordion)
Mark Wills (lead vocals)
John Willis (acoustic guitar, mandolin)
Lonnie Wilson (drums)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Mark Wills' self-titled debut album, 'Mark Wills' (Mercury Nashville, 1996), reached No.38 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1996.

George Jones: 'I've Lived to Tell It All' (MCA Records, 1996)

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Keith Stegall's 'Hundred Proof Memories' (co-written with Zack Turner) and included the track on 'I've Lived to Tell It All' (MCA Records, 1996).

Alan Jackson: 'Everything I Love' (Arista Records, 1996)

On Tuesday 29 October 1996, Alan Jackson saw the release of 'Everything I Love' (Arista Records, 1996), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and included six tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Little Bitty' (written by Tom T. Hall) (No.1 for two weeks in December 1996)
'Everything I Love', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and Carson Chamberlain (No.9, 1997)
'Who's Cheatin' Who' (written by Jerry Hayes) (No.2, 1997) / this track was a cover of Charly McClain's Billboard country music hit single from 1981 (No.1 for one week in February 1981)
'There Goes' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for one week in September 1997)
'Between The Devil & Me', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and Carson Chamberlain (No.2, 1997)
'A House with No Curtains' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride) (No.18, 1998)

Alan Jackson's 'Everything I Love' (Arista Records, 1996) also included the following tracks:

'Buicks to The Moon' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride)
'Walk on The Rocks' (written by John E. Swaim)
'Must've Had a Ball' (written by Alan Jackson)
'It's Time You Learned About Good-Bye' (written by Alan Jackson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Alan Jackson's 'Everything I Love' (Arista Records, 1996) included the following:

Eddie Bayers and Lonnie Wilson (drums)
Ernie Collins (tuba, horn arrangement)
J.T. Corenflos (electric guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Larry Franklin and Joe Spivey (fiddle)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Barry Green (trombone)
Roy Huskey Junior (Monday 17 December 1956 - Saturday 6 September 1997) (upright bass)
Alan Jackson (lead vocals)
Brent Mason (six-string bass guitar, electric guitar)
Monty Parkey (piano, background vocals)
Dave Pomeroy (tic tac bass)
Gary Prim and Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Dennis Sollee (clarinet)
Keith Stegall (banjo)
George Tidwell (trumpet)
Wayne Toups (accordion)
Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Alan Jackson's 'Everything I Love' (Arista Records, 1996) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1996.

Terri Clark: 'Just The Same' (Mercury Records, 1996)

On Tuesday 5 November 1996, Terri Clark saw the release of 'Just The Same' (Mercury Records, 1996) was produced by Keith Stegall, Chris Waters and Terri Clark, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Poor Poor Pitiful Me', which was written by Warren Zevon (Friday 24 January 1947 - Sunday 7 September 2003) (No.5, 1996)
'Emotional Girl' (written by Rick Bowles, Terri Clark and Chris Waters) (No.10, 1996)
'Just The Same' (written by Terri Clark, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro) (No.49, 1996)

Terri Clark's 'Just The Same' (Mercury Records, 1996) also included the following tracks:

'Something in The Water' (written by Terri Clark, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro)
'Neon Flame' (written by Terri Clark, Chris Waters and Chuck Jones)
'Any Woman' (written by Terri Clark, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro)
'Twang Thang' (written by Terri Clark, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro)
'You Do or You Don't' (written by Bob DiPiero and Karen Staley)
'Keeper of The Flame' (written by Terri Clark)
'Not What I Wanted to Hear' (written by Terri Clark, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro)
'Hold Your Horses' (written by Pam Gadd and Carl Jackson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Terri Clark's 'Just The Same' (Mercury Records, 1996) included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Terri Clark (lead vocals)
Stuart Duncan, Aubrey Haynie and Joe Spivey (fiddle)
Paul Franklin (pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Terry McMillan (Monday 12 October 1953 - Friday 2 February 2007) (cowbell)
Duncan Mullins and Michael Rhodes (bass guitar)
Steve Nathan and Gary Prim (piano)
Brent Rowan (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
John Wesley Ryles, Ricky Skaggs, Dennis Wilson and Cheryl Wolff (background vocals)
John Willis (acoustic guitar)
Carl Marsh (strings performance and arrangement)

Terri Clark's 'Just The Same' (Mercury Records, 1996) reached No.3 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1996, and No.10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1996.

Keith Stegall: 1997

John Anderson: 'Takin' The Country Back' (Mercury Records, 1997)

On Tuesday 29 July 1997, John Anderson saw the release of 'Takin' The Country Back' (Mercury Records, 1997), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Somebody Slap Me' (written by Bob McDill and Roger Murrah) (No.22, 1997)
'Small Town' (written by Anderson, Gary Scruggs) (No.44, 1997)
'Takin' The Country Back' (written by Marty Stuart and Curtis Wright) (No.41, 1998)

John Anderson's 'Takin' The Country Back' (Mercury Records, 1997) also included the following tracks:

'South Moon Under', which was written by John Anderson, George Anderson and Lionel Alton Delmore (Tuesday 19 March 1940 - Monday 20 May 2002)
'Sara' (written by John Anderson and Dave Colwell)
'Brown Eyed Girl' (written by Van Morrison)
'Who's Who' (written by Wesley Dennis and Michael White)
'The Fall' (written by John Anderson, Donna Anderson and Michael Anderson)
'I Used to Love Her', which was written by John Anderson and Kent M. Robbins (Wednesday 23 April 1947 - Saturday 27 December 1997)
'Jump on It' (written by Pamela Terry and Pat Terry)
'Its a Long Way Back' (written by John Anderson and Craig Wiseman)

Personnel involved in the recording of John Anderson's 'Takin' The Country Back' (Mercury Records, 1997) included the following:

John Anderson (acoustic guitar, lead vocals)
Eddie Bayers (drums)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (keyboards)
John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Joe Spivey (fiddle, mandolin)
John Willis (acoustic guitar)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

John Anderson's 'Takin' The Country Back' (Mercury Records, 1997) reached No.19 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1997.

Lorrie Morgan: 'Shakin' Things Up' (BNA Records, 1997)

Lorrie Morgan recorded Keith Stegall's 'In a Perfect World' (co-written with Billy Kirsch) and included the track on 'Shakin' Things Up' (BNA Records, 1997).

Mick Flavin: 'Country All The Way' (Ritz Records, 1997)

Mick Flavin recorded Keith Stegall's 'Atlanta Anymore', which was co-written with Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011), and included the track on 'Country All The Way' (Ritz Records, 1997).

Keith Stegall: 1998

Terri Clark: 'How I Feel' (Mercury Records, 1998)

On Tuesday 19 May 1998, Terri Clark saw the release of 'How I Feel' (Mercury Records, 1998), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart:

'Now That I Found You' (written by J.D. Martin, Paul Begaud and Vanessa Corish) (No.2, 1998) / this track reached No.2 on the RPM Country Charts in Canada in 1998
'You're Easy on The Eyes' (written by Terri Clark, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.1 for 1998) / this track reached No.1 on the RPM Country Chart in Canada in 1998
'Everytime I Cry' (written by Bob Regan and Karen Staley) (No.13, 1998) / this track reached No.2 on the RPM Country Chart in Canada in 1998
'Unsung Hero' (written by David Tyson, Tina Arena and Dean McTaggart) (No.47, 1998) / this track reached No.15 on the RPM Country Chart in Canada in 1998

Terri Clark's 'How I Feel' (Mercury Records, 1998) also included the following tracks:

'I'm Alright' (written by Angelo Petraglia, Larry Gottlieb and Kim Richey)
'That's How I Feel' (written by Sunny Russ, Terri Clark and Stephony Smith)
'Getting Even with The Blues' (written by Terri Clark, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'Till I Get There' (written by Terri Clark, Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'Not Getting Over You' (written by Terri Clark)
This Ole Heart' (written by David Lee and Tony Lane)
'Cure for The Common Heartache' (written by Leslie Satcher, Melba Montgomery and Larry Cordle)
'That's Me Not Loving You' (written by Bob DiPiero, Chris Waters and Terri Clark)

Personnel involved in the recording of Terri Clark's 'How I Feel' (Mercury Records, 1998) included the following:

Terri Clark (lead vocals)
J.T. Corenflos and Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Dan Dugmore (slide guitar, steel guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Paul Franklin and Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Owen Hale (drums)
John Barlow Jarvis (piano)
Gary Prim (keyboards)
John D. Willis (acoustic guitar)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Robert Bailey, Terri Clark, Vicki Hampton, Sunny Russ, John Wesley Ryles and Stephony Smith (background vocals)
Alison Krauss (guest vocals on 'Cure for The Common Heartache')

Terri Clark's 'How I Feel' (Mercury Records, 1998) reached No.4 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1998, and No.10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1998.

Billy Ray Cyrus: 'Shot Full of Love' (Mercury Nashville, 1998)

On Tuesday 3 November 1998, Billy Ray Cyrus saw the release of 'Shot Full of Love' (Mercury Nashville, 1998), which was produced by John Kelton and Keith Stegall, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Time For Letting Go' (written by Jude Cole) (No.70, 1998)
'Busy Man' (written by Bob Regan and George Teren) (No.3, 1998)
'Give My Heart to You' (written by Walt Aldridge and Bob DiPiero) (No.41, 1999)

Billy Ray Cyrus' 'Shot Full of Love' (Mercury Nashville, 1998) also included the following tracks:

'How's My World Treatin' You' (written by Jerry Laseter, Linda Buell and Kerry Kurt Phillips)
'Under The Hood' (written by Al Anderson and Bob DiPiero)
'Shot Full of Love' (written by Bob McDill) / this track was originally recorded by Juice Newton in 1981, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1983, and Jennifer McCarter & The McCarters (No.73, 1990)
'Rock This Planet' (written by Joe Collins and Michael White)
'Missing You' (written by Rick Giles and Susan Logacre)
'Touchy Subject' (written by Michael Lunn and Gordon Bradberry)
'His Shoes' (written by Keith Stegall, Carson Chamberlain and Gary Harrison)
'The American Dream' (written by Keith Stegall and Gary Harrison)

Personnel involved in the recording of Billy Ray Cyrus' 'Shot Full of Love' (Mercury Nashville, 1998) included the following:

Billy Ray Cyrus (lead vocals, background vocals)
J.T. Corenflos, Mike Henderson, Dann Huff and Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Mark Douthit (saxophone)
Dan Dugmore (steel guitar)
Owen Hale and Paul Leim (drums)
Jimmy Hall (background vocals)
Dave Pomeroy and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Gary Prim (keyboards)
John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Bruce Watkins (banjo)
Biff Watson and John Willis (acoustic guitar)

Billy Ray Cyrus' 'Shot Full of Love' (Mercury Nashville, 1998) reached No.32 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1998.

Mark Wills: 'Wish You Were Here' (Mercury Nashville, 1998)

Mark Wills recorded Keith Stegall's 'I Do (Cherish You)' (co-written with Dan Hill) and included the track on 'Wish You Were Here' (Mercury Nashville, 1998); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1998.

Mark Wills: 'Wish You Were Here' (Mercury Nashville, 1998)

Mark Wills recorded Keith Stegall's 'She's In Love' (co-written with Dan Hill) and included the track on 'Wish You Were Here' (Mercury Nashville, 1998); the track reached No.7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1999.

Alan Jackson: 'High Mileage' (Arista Records, 1998)

On Tuesday 1 September 1998, Alan Jackson saw the release of 'High Mileage' (Arista Records, 1998), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'I'll Go on Loving You' (written by Kieran Kane) (No.3, 1998)
'Right on The Money' (written by Charlie Black and Phil Vassar) (No.1 for one week in January 1999)
'Gone Crazy' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.4, 1999)
'Little Man' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.3, 1999)

Alan Jackson's 'High Mileage' (Arista Records, 1998) also included the following tracks:

'What a Day Yesterday Was', which was written by Mel Besher and Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011)
'Hurtin' Comes Easy' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Another Good Reason', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and Carson Chamberlain
'A Woman's Love' (written by Alan Jackson) / this track was re-recorded by Alan Jackson in 2006 for inclusion on 'Like Red on a Rose' (Records, 2006); the re-recorded version reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in 2007
'Dancin' All Around It' (written by Carson Chamberlain, Brian Tabor and Michael White)
'Amarillo' (written by Alan Jackson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Alan Jackson's 'High Mileage' (Arista Records, 1998) included the following:

Bob Adcock, Vage Ayrikyan, Jodi Burnett, Larry Corbett, Paula Hochhalter and Dennis Karmazyn (cello)
Eddie Bayers and Bruce Rutherford (drums)
Bob Becker, Bruce Dembow, Keith Greene, Janet Lakatos, John Scanlon and Harry Shirinian (viola)
J.T. Corenflos, Danny Groah and Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Steve Dorff (string arrangements, conductor)
Bruce Dukov, Berj Garabedian, Alan Grunfeld, Pat Johnson, Katia Popov, Rachel Purkin, Gil Romero, Sheldon Sanov, Daniel Shindaryov and Roman Volodarsky (violin)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Robbie Flint and Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Larry Franklin (fiddle)
Alan Jackson (lead vocals)
Monty Parkey (keyboards, piano)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (keyboards)
Tom Rutledge (Dobro, acoustic guitar, mandolin)
John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar)
Roger Wills and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Alan Jackson's 'High Mileage' (Arista Records, 1998) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1998, and No.4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1998.

Keith Stegall: 1999

Lorrie Morgan: 'My Heart' (BNA Records, 1999)

Lorrie Morgan recorded Keith Stegall's 'Maybe Not Tonight' (co-written with Dan Hill) and included the track on 'My Heart' (BNA Records, 1999); the track was a duet with Sammy Kershaw and reached No.17 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart in 1999.

Sammy Kershaw: 'Maybe Not Tonight' (Mercury Records, 1999)

Sammy Kershaw recorded Keith Stegall's 'Maybe Not Tonight' (co-written with Dan Hill) and included the track on 'Maybe Not Tonight' (Mercury Records, 1999); the track was a duet with Lorrie Morgan and reached No.17 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart in 1999.

Sammy Kershaw: 'Maybe Not Tonight' (Mercury Records, 1999)

Sammy Kershaw recorded Keith Stegall's 'I've Never Gone This Far Before' (co-written with Carson Chamberlain and Gary Harrison) and included the track on 'Maybe Not Tonight' (Mercury Records, 1999).

Sammy Kershaw: 'Maybe Not Tonight' (Mercury Records, 1999)

Sammy Kershaw recorded Keith Stegall's 'When You Love Someone' (co-written with Dan Hill) and included the track on 'Maybe Not Tonight' (Mercury Records, 1999); the track reached No.37 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart in 1999.

Sammy Kershaw: 'Maybe Not Tonight' (Mercury Records, 1999)

Sammy Kershaw recorded Keith Stegall's 'Look What I Did to Us' (co-written with Carson Chamberlain and Gary Harrison) and included the track on 'Maybe Not Tonight' (Mercury Records, 1999).

Sammy Kershaw: 'Maybe Not Tonight' (Mercury Records, 1999)

Sammy Kershaw recorded Keith Stegall's 'Louisiana Hot Sauce' (co-written with Sammy Kershaw) and included the track on 'Maybe Not Tonight' (Mercury Records, 1999).

George Jones: 'Cold Hard Truth' (Asylum Records, 1999)

On Tuesday 22 June 1999, George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) saw the release of 'Cold Hard Truth' (Asylum Records, 1999), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart:

'Choices' (written by Billy Yates and Mike Curtis) (No.30, 1999)
'Cold Hard Truth' (written by Jamie O'Hara) (No.45, 1999)
'Sinners & Saints' (written by J.B. Rudd, Vip Vipperman and Darryl Worley) (No.55, 2000)

George Jones' (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) 'Cold Hard Truth' (Asylum Records, 1999) also included the following tracks:

'Day After Forever', which was written by Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004)
'Ain't Love a Lot Like That' (written by Mark Collie and Dean Miller)
'Our Bed of Roses' (written by Keith Stegall and Zack Turner)
'Real Deal' (written by Jim Dowell and Keith Gattis)
'This Wanting You' (written by T. Graham Brown, Bruce C. Bouton and Bruce Burch)
'You Never Know Just How Good You've Got It' (written by Mark Nesler)
When The Last Curtain Falls' (written by Emory Gordy Junior and Jim Rushing)

Personnel involved in the recording of George Jones' (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) 'Cold Hard Truth' (Asylum Records, 1999) included the following:

Eddie Bayers and Owen Hale (drums)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Larry Marrs and John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) (acoustic guitar, lead vocals)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

George Jones' (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) 'Cold Hard Truth' (Asylum Records, 1999) reached No.5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1999.

Alan Jackson: 'Under The Influence' (Arista Records, 1999)

On Tuesday 26 October 1999, Alan Jackson saw the release of 'Under The Influence' (Arista Records, 1999), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and featured covers of other country artists' material.

Alan Jackson's 'Under The Influence' (Arista Records, 1999) included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

Jim Ed Brown: 'Just Jim' (RCA Victor Records, 1967)

'Pop a Top', which was written by Nat Stuckey (Sunday 17 December 1933 - Wednesday 24 August 1988) (No.6, 1999) / this track was originally recorded by Jim Ed Brown (Sunday 1 April 1934 - Thursday 11 June 2015), who included the track on 'Just Jim' (RCA Victor Records, 1967); Jim Ed Brown's version reached No.3 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1967

Ann M. Stuckey submitted a 'Peer's Quote' about Gene Watson on Saturday 25 January 2014

Hank Williams Junior: 'Habits Old & New' (Elektra Records / Curb Records, 1980)

'The Blues Man' (written by Hank Williams Junior) (No.37, 1999) / this track was originally recorded by Hank Williams Junior, who included the track on 'Habits Old & New' (Elektra Records / Curb Records, 1980)

Don Williams: 'Expressions' (ABC Records, 1978)

'It Must Be Love' (written by Bob McDill) (No.1 for one week in September 2000) / this track was originally recorded by Don Williams, who included the track on 'Expressions' (ABC Records, 1978); Don Williams' version was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles for one week in September / October 1979

Alan Jackson's 'Under The Influence' (Arista Records, 1999) also included the following tracks:

Gene Watson: 'Reflections' (Capitol Records, 1978)

'Farewell Party', which was written by Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007) / this track was originally recorded by Gene Watson, who included the track on 'Reflections' (Capitol Records, 1979); Gene Watson's version reached No.5 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979

Charley Pride: 'Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs' (RCA Records, 1971)

'Kiss an Angel Good Morning', which was written by Ben Peters (Tuesday 20 June 1933 - Wednesday 25 May 2005) / this track was originally recorded by Charley Pride, who included the track on 'Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs' (RCA Records, 1971); Charley Pride's version was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for five weeks in December 1971 / January 1972

Mel McDaniel: 'I'm Countryfied' (Capitol Records, 1980)

'Right in The Palm of Your Hand' (written by Bob McDill) / this track was originally recorded by Mel McDaniel (Sunday 6 September 1942 - Thursday 31 March 2011), who included the track on 'I'm Countryfied' (Capitol Records, 1980); Mel McDaniel's version reached No.10 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1981

George Jones: 'The Novelty Side of George Jones' (Mercury Records, 1963)

'Revenooer Man', which was written by Johnny Paycheck (Tuesday 31 May 1938 - Wednesday 19 February 2003) / this track was originally recorded by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), who included the track on 'The Novelty Side of George Jones' (Mercury Records, 1963)

Merle Haggard: 'Serving 190 Proof' (MCA Records, 1979)

'My Own Kind of Hat', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) and Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015) / this track was originally recorded by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016), who included the track on 'Serving 190 Proof' (MCA Records, 1979); Merle Haggard's version reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979

John Anderson: 'John Anderson' (Warner Bros. Nashville Records, 1980)

'She Just Started Liking Cheatin' Songs', which was written by Kent M. Robbins (Wednesday 23 April 1947 - Saturday 27 December 1997) / Alan Jackson's version of this track reached No.72 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts in 1999 as a result of unsolicited airplay / this track was originally recorded by John Anderson, who included the track on 'John Anderson' (Warner Bros. Nashville Records, 1980); John Anderson's version reached No.13 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1980

Merle Haggard: 'The Way I Am' (MCA Records, 1980)

'The Way I Am' (written by Sonny Throckmorton) / this track was originally recorded by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016), who included the track on 'The Way I Am' (MCA Records, 1980); Merle Haggard's version reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1980

George Jones: 'The Grand Tour' (Epic Records, 1974)

'Once You've Had The Best', which was written by Johnny Paycheck (Tuesday 31 May 1938 - Wednesday 19 February 2003) / this track was originally recorded by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), who included the track on 'The Grand Tour' (Epic Records, 1974); George Jones' version of the track reached No.3 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1973

Jimmy Buffett: 'Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes' (ABC Records, 1977)

'Margaritaville' (written by Jimmy Buffett) / Alan Jackson's version of this track, which featured guest vocals from Jimmy Buffett, entered the lower regions of the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart as a result of unsolicited airplay / this track was originally recorded by Jimmy Buffett, who included the track on 'Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes' (ABC Records, 1977); Jimmy Buffett's version reached No.13 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1977

Alan Jackson's 'Under The Influence' (Arista Records, 1999) reached No.9 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1999, No.2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1999, and No.4 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1999.

Keith Stegall: 2000

Terri Clark: 'Fearless' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2000)

On Tuesdsay 19 September 2000, Terri Clark saw the release of 'Fearless' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2000); two of the tracks on the album, 'A Little Gasoline' (written by Dean Miller and Tammy Rogers) (No.13, 2000) and 'No Fear' (written by Mary Chapin Carpenter and Terri Clark) (No.27, 2000), were produced by Keith Stegall, Steuart Smith and Terri Clark.

Terri Clark's 'Fearless' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2000) reached No.8 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2000.

Alan Jackson: 'When Somebody Loves You' (Arista Records, 2000)

On Tuesday 7 November 2000, Alan Jackson saw the release of 'When Somebody Loves You' (Arista Records, 2000), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'www.memory' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.6, 2000)
'When Somebody Loves You' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.5, 2001)
'Where I Come From' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for one week in October 2001)
'It's Alright to Be a Redneck' (written by Bill Kenner and Pat McLaughlin) (No.53, 2001)

Alan Jackson's 'When Somebody Loves You' (Arista Records, 2000) also included the following tracks:

'Meat & Potato Man', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and John Pennell
'The Thrill is Back' (written by Anna Lisa Graham and Dana Hunt)
'I Still Love You', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011)
'Life or Love', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and Gary Cotton
'A Love Like That' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Maybe I Should Stay Here' (written by Robert Lee Castleman)
'Three Minute Positive Not Too Country Up-Tempo Love Song' (written by Alan Jackson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Alan Jackson's 'When Somebody Loves You' (Arista Records, 2000) included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Larry Franklin (fiddle on 'Meat & Potato Man')
Paul Franklin (pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar on 'Where I Come From', Dobro on 'When Somebody Loves You')
Alan Jackson (lead vocals)
Terry McMillan (Monday 12 October 1953 - Friday 2 February 2007) (harmonica and jews harp on 'Where I Come From')
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Gary Prim (keyboards, piano)
John Wesley Ryles (background vocals on all tracks, except 'Meat & Potato Man')
Keith Stegall (piano)
Rhonda Vincent (background vocals on 'I Still Love You' and 'Life or Love')
Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar, banjo on 'Life or Love')
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Alan Jackson's 'When Somebody Loves You' (Arista Records, 2000) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2000, and No.15 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2000.

Keith Stegall: 2001

George Jones: 'The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001' (Bandit Records, 2001)

On Tuesday 11 September 2001, George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) saw the release of 'The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001' (Bandit Records, 2001), which was produced by Emory Gordy Junior, Allen Reynolds and Keith Stegall, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'The Man He Was', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and John Wiggins (No.47, 2001)
'Beer Run (B Double E Double, Are You In?)', which was written by Keith Anderson, Kent Blazy, George Ducas, Amanda Williams and Kim Williams (Saturday 28 June 1947 - Thursday 11 February 2016) (No.24, 2001) / this track was a duet with Garth Brooks
'50,000 Names' (written by Jamie O'Hara) (No.55, 2002)

George Jones' (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) 'The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001' (Bandit Records, 2001) also included the following tracks:

'The Rock' (written by Russell Smith and Jim Varsos)
'Wood & Wire' (written by Kenny Beard)
'I Got Everything' (written by Al Anderson and Jim Hoke)
'Half Over You' (written by Karen Staley)
'I Am' (written by Stewart Harris)
'Honey Hush' (written by Dean Dillon)
'Around Here' (written by Richard Fagan and Jeff Moore)
'What I Didn't Do' (written by Wood Newton and Michael Noble)
'Tramp on Your Street' (written by Billy Joe Shaver)

Personnel involved in the recording of George Jones' (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) 'The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001' (Bandit Records, 2001) included the following:

Monisa Angell, Bruce Christensen, Gary Van Osdale and Kathryn Plummer (viola)
Eddie Bayers and Milton Sledge (drums)
Richard Bennett, Chris Leuzinger and Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Bruce C. Bouton, Paul Franklin and John Hughey (Wednesday 27 December 1933 - Sunday 18 November 2007) (steel guitar)
Garth Brooks (lead vocals, background vocals on 'Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?)')
Mark Casstevens, Bruce Watkins and Biff Watson (acoustic guitar)
Mike Chapman (bass guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Steve Gibson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Emory Gordy Junior (bass guitar, string arrangements)
Gerald Greer, Connie Heard, Pam Sixfin and Chris Teal (violin)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
John Hobbs (Hammond organ, piano)
Carl Jackson, Patty Loveless, Liana Manis, John Wesley Ryles, Lisa Silver, John Wiggins, Dennis Wilson and Curtis Young (background vocals)
George Jones' (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) (acoustic guitar, lead vocals)
Anthony LaMarchina (cello)
Joey Miskulin (accordion)
Gary Prim (piano)
Mike Rojas and Bobby Wood (keyboards)

George Jones' (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) 'The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001' (Bandit Records, 2001) reached No.5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2001, and No.65 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2001.

Keith Stegall: 2002

Alan Jackson: 'Drive' (Arista Records, 2002)

On Tuesday 17 January 2002, Alan Jackson saw the release of 'Drive' (Arista Records, 2002), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for four weeks in December 2001 / January 2002) / this track, which was Alan Jackson's highest-debuting single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, was a ballad, which was written in response to the 11 September 2001 (Tuesday) terrorist attacks / this track also reached No.28 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 2001
'Drive (For Daddy Gene)' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for three weeks in May / June 2002) / this track also reached No.28 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 2002
'Work in Progress' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.3, 2002) / this track also reached No.35 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 2002
'That'd Be Alright' (written by Tim Nichols, Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers) (No.2, 2002) / this track also reached No.29 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 2002

Alan Jackson's 'Drive' (Arista Records, 2002) also included the following tracks:

'A Little Bluer Than That' (written by Mark Irwin and Irene Kelley)
'Bring on The Night', which was written by Alan Jackson, Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011) and Keith Stegall
'The Sounds' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Designated Drinker' (written by Alan Jackson) / this track, which was a duet with George Strait, reached No.44 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in 2001, without officially being released as a single
'Once in a Lifetime Love' (written by Alan Jackson)
'When Love Comes Around' (written by Alan Jackson)
'I Slipped & Fell in Love', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and John Wiggins
'First Love' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)' (written by Alan Jackson) / this track was a 'live' recording from the 35th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, with spoken introduction by Vince Gill)

At the 2003 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, Alan Jackson was nominated for ten awards winning 'Album of the Year' for 'Drive' (Arista Records, 2002) and 'Video of the Year' for the video to 'Drive (For Daddy Gene)' (written by Alan Jackson).

In 2009, Rhapsody ranked 'Drive' (Arista Records, 2002) No.3 on its 'Country’s Best Albums of The Decade' list.

Personnel involved in the recording of Alan Jackson's 'Drive' (Arista Records, 2002) included the following:

Eddie Bayers and Bruce Rutherford (drums)
J.T. Corenflos, Danny Groah and Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Robbie Flint and Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Vince Gill (introduction on 'Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)', whichwas a 'live' recording from the 35th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville)
Wes Hightower, Irene Kelley and John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Jim Hoke (harmonica)
Alan Jackson (acoustic guitar, lead vocals)
John Kelton, Dave Pomeroy, Roger Wills and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Matthew McCauley (conductor, string arrangements)
Mark McClurg (fiddle)
Gordon Mote (keyboards, piano)
Monty Parkey (piano)
Tom Rutledge and Tony Stephens (acoustic guitar)
George Strait (guest vocals on 'Designated Driver')
Bruce Watkins (banjo, acoustic guitar)
Bergen White (conductor)

Alan Jackson's 'Drive' (Arista Records, 2002) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2002, and No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2002.

Keith Stegall: 2003

Terri Clark: 'Pain to Kill' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2003)

On Tuesday 14 January 2003, Terri Clark saw the release of 'Pain to Kill' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2003), which was produced by Keith Stegall and Byron Gallimore, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'I Just Wanna Be Mad' (written by Kelley Lovelace and Lee Thomas Miller) (No.2, 2003)
'Three Mississippi' (written by Angelo Petraglia, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges) (No.30, 2003)
'I Wanna Do It All' (written by Rick Giles, Gilles Godard and Tim Nichols) (No.3, 2003)

Terri Clark's 'Pain to Kill' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2003) also included the following tracks:

'Pain to Kill' (written by Steve Bogard and Tom Shapiro)
'I Just Called to Say Goodbye' (written by Julie Adkison and Connie Harrington)
'The One You Love' (written by Gary Burr and Terri Clark)
'Almost Gone' (written by Terri Clark, Lisa Scott and Stephony Smith)
'Working Girl' (written by Matraca Berg and Randy Scruggs)
'Better Than You' (written by Rory Lee Feek and Terri Clark)
'Not a Bad Thing' (written by Dave Berg, Deanna Bryant and Sunny Russ)
'The First to Fall' (written by Pat Bunch, Terri Clark and Georgia Middleman)
'God & Me' (written by Carol Ann Brown and Terri Clark)

Personnel involved in the recording of Terri Clark's 'Pain to Kill' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2003) included the following:

Pat Buchanan, J.T. Corenflos, Kenny Greenberg, B. James Lowry and Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Mark Casstevens and Bruce Watkins (banjo)
Terri Clark (lead vocals)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Paul Franklin and John Hughey (Wednesday 27 December 1933 - Sunday 18 November 2007) (steel guitar)
Vince Gill, Wes Hightower, Hillary Lindsey, Liana Manis, John Wesley Ryles and Leslie Satcher (background vocals)
Aubrey Haynie and Jonathan Yudkin (fiddle)
Steve Nathan (keyboards)
Gary Prim (piano)
Keith Stegall (harmonica)
Biff Watson (acoustic guitar)
Lonnie Wilson (drums)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Terri Clark's 'Pain to Kill' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2003) reached No.5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2003, and No.27 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2003.

Tracy Byrd: 'The Truth About Men' (RCA Records, 2003)

Tracy Byrd recorded Keith Stegall's 'Tiny Town' and included the track on 'The Truth About Men' (RCA Records, 2003).

Alan Jackson: 'Greatest Hits, Volume II' (Arista Records, 2003) / 'Greatest Hits, Volume II...& Some Other Stuff' (Arista Records, 2003)

On Tuesday 12 August 2003, Alan Jackson saw the release of 'Greatest Hits, Volume II' (Arista Records, 2003), which was also known as 'Greatest Hits, Volume II...& Some Other Stuff' (Arista Records, 2003), and was produced by Keith Stegall.

The original version of Alan Jackson's 'Greatest Hits, Volume II' (Arista Records, 2003) was only available through December 2003 and contained two discs: the first disc included sixteen hits and two new cuts, while the second disc had eight album tracks.  Subsequent releases of the album contained only the first disc.

The original version of Alan Jackson's 'Greatest Hits, Volume II' (Arista Records, 2003) contained two discs: the first disc included the following tracks:

'Little Bitty' (written by Tom T. Hall) (No.1 for two weeks in December 1996)
'Everything I Love', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and Carson Chamberlain (No.9, 1997)
'Who's Cheatin' Who' (written by Jerry Hayes) (No.2, 1997) / this track was a cover of Charly McClain's Billboard country music hit single from 1981 (No.1 for one week in February 1981)
'There Goes' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for one week in September 1997)
'I'll Go on Loving You' (written by Kieran Kane) (No.3, 1998)
'Right on The Money' (written by Charlie Black and Phil Vassar) (No.1 for one week in January 1999)
'Gone Crazy' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.4, 1999)
'Little Man' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.3, 1999)
'Pop a Top', which was written by Nat Stuckey (Sunday 17 December 1933 - Wednesday 24 August 1988) (No.6, 1999)
'The Blues Man' (written by Hank Williams Junior) (No.37, 1999)
'It Must Be Love' (written by Bob McDill) (No.1 for one week in September 2000)
'www.memory' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.6, 2000)
'When Somebody Loves You' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.5, 2001)
'Where I Come From' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for one week in October 2001)
'Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for four weeks in December 2001 / January 2002) / this track also reached No.28 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 2001
'Drive (For Daddy Gene)' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for three weeks in May / June 2002) / this track also reached No.28 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 2002
'It's Five O'Clock Somewhere' (written by Jim 'Moose' Brown and Don Rollins) (No.1 for six weeks in August / September 2003, and for one week in October 2003) / this track, which was a duet with Jimmy Buffett, was a new track for this album
'Remember When' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for two weeks in February 2004) / this track was a new track for this album

Alan Jackson: 'Greatest Hits, Volume II' (Arista Records, 2003) / 'Greatest Hits, Volume II...& Some Other Stuff' (Arista Records, 2003)

The original version of Alan Jackson's 'Greatest Hits, Volume II' (Arista Records, 2003) contained two discs: the second disc included the following tracks:

'Job Description' (written by Alan Jackson) / this track was originally an album track, which was included on 'Who I Am' (Arista Records, 1994)
'Tropical Depression', which was written by Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011), Alan Jackson and Keith Stegall / this track was originally an album track, which was included on 'A Lot About Lovin' (A Lot About Livin')' (Arista Records, 1992)
'Let's Get Back to Me & You' (written by Alan Jackson) / this track was originally an album track, which was included on 'Who I Am' (Arista Records, 1994)
'You Can't Give Up on Love' (written by Alan Jackson) / this track was originally an album track, which was included on 'Who I Am' (Arista Records, 1994)
'Hole in The Wall' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride) / this track was originally an album track, which was included on 'Who I Am' (Arista Records, 1994)
'Buicks to The Moon' (written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride) / this track was originally an album track, which was included on 'Everything I Love' (Arista Records, 1996)
'When Love Comes Around' (written by Alan Jackson) / this track was originally an album track, which was included on 'Drive' (Arista Records, 2002)
'The Sounds' (written by Alan Jackson) / this track was originally an album track, which was included on 'Drive' (Arista Records, 2002)

Personnel involved in the recording of 'It's Five O'Clock Somewhere' (written by Jim 'Moose' Brown and Don Rollins) and 'Remember When' (written by Alan Jackson), two new tracks included on Alan Jackson's 'Greatest Hits, Volume II' (Arista Records, 2003), included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Jimmy Buffett (duet vocals on 'It's Five O'Clock Somewhere')
Eric Darken (percussion on 'It's Five O'Clock Somewhere')
Stuart Duncan (fiddle on 'It's Five O'Clock Somewhere', mandolin on 'Remember When')
Paul Franklin (steel guitar on 'It's Five O'Clock Somewhere')
Lloyd Green (steel guitar on 'Remember When')
Greenwood Hart (acoustic guitar on 'Remember When')
Alan Jackson (lead vocals)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Matthew McCauley (conductor and string arrangements on 'Remember When')
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
John Wesley Ryles (backing vocals)
Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Alan Jackson's 'Greatest Hits, Volume II' (Arista Records, 2003), which was also known as Alan Jackson's 'Greatest Hits, Volume II...& Some Other Stuff' (Arista Records, 2003), reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2003, and No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2003.

Keith Stegall: 2004

Alan Jackson: 'What I Do' (Arista Records, 2004)

On Tuesday 7 September 2004, Alan Jackson saw the release of 'What I Do' (Arista Records, 2004), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Too Much of a Good Thing' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.5, 2004)
'Monday Morning Church' (written by Brent Baxter and Erin Enderlin) (No.5, 2004) / this track featured guest vocals from Patty Loveless
'The Talkin' Song Repair Blues', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006) (No.18, 2005)
'USA Today' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.18, 2005)

Alan Jackson's 'What I Do' (Arista Records, 2004) also included the following tracks:

'Rainy Day in June' (written by Alan Jackson)
'If Love was a River' (written by Adam Wright and Shannon Wright) / this track featured background vocals from The Wrights (Adam Wright and Shannon Wright) / Adam Wright is Alan Jackson's nephew
'If French Fries were Fat Free' (written by Alan Jackson)
'You Don't Have to Paint Me a Picture' (written by Alan Jackson)
'There Ya Go' (written by Dan Hill and Keith Stegall)

'Strong Enough' (written by Adam Wright)
'Burnin' The Honky Tonks Down' (written by Billy Burnette and Shawn Camp) / this track featured background vocals from Richard Sterban of The Oak Ridge Boys
'To Do What I Do' (written by Tim Johnson) / this track was a 'live' recording

Personnel involved in the recording of Alan Jackson's 'What I Do' (Arista Records, 2004) included the following:

Monty Allen and John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Eddie Bayers and Bruce Rutherford (drums)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Mark Fain, Roger Wills and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Robbie Flint and Lloyd Green (steel guitar)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar, lap steel guitar)
Dave Gaylord (fiddle)
Danny Groah (electric guitar)
Alan Jackson (acoustic guitar, lead vocals, background vocals)
Kirk 'Jelly Roll' Johnson (harmonica)
Dave Kelley (mandolin)
Patty Loveless (background vocals on 'Monday Morning Church')
Brent Mason (electric guitar, six-string bass guitar)
Monty Parkey, Hargus 'Pig' Robbins and Matt Rollings (piano)
Tom Rutledge and Tony Stephens (acoustic guitar)
Richard Sterban of The Oak Ridge Boys (background vocals on 'Burnin' The Honky Tonks Down')
Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar, banjo)
Adam Wright and Shannon Wright (background vocals on 'If Love was a River') / Adam Wright is Alan Jackson's nephew

Alan Jackson's 'What I Do' (Arista Records, 2004) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2004, and No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2004.

George Strait: '50 Number Ones' (MCA Records, 2004)

George Strait recorded Keith Stegall's 'I Hate Everything' (co-written with Gary Harrison) and included the track on '50 Number Ones' (MCA Records, 2004); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart for one week in October 2004.

Keith Stegall: 2005

George Jones: 'Hits I Missed...& One I Didn't' (Bandit Records, 2005)

On Tuesday 13 September 2005, George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) saw the release of 'Hits I Missed...& One I Didn't' (Bandit Records, 2005), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and was originally conceived as 'songs I wished I had recorded'.

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded eleven songs which included many he had passed on over the years which went on to became hits for other artists.

The one hit George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) did not miss was the first new version of 'He Stopped Loving Her Today', which was written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016) in twenty-five years.

George Jones' (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) 'Hits I Missed...& One I Didn't' (Bandit Records, 2005) included his first ever duet / video with Dolly Parton with the Hank Williams Junior-penned 'The Blues Man', which chronicled the life of a singer, not unlike George Jones himself.

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) had resisted re-recording 'He Stopped Loving Her Today', which was written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016), for twenty-five years because he believed that the version he and Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015) created could never be topped.  It has consistently been voted the 'greatest country song of all time' and the hit will always be the definitive version.

Now, not looking to top the original but instead to offer another interpretation: a starker, more mature take which forsakes strings for steel and George Jones' mournful delivery is slower and almost sadder.

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) would only trust Keith Stegall, whom he had often referred to as a 'little Billy Sherrill' to touch his signature song.

Keith Stegall: 2006

Alan Jackson: 'Like Red on a Rose' (Arista Records, 2006)

Unlike all of Alan Jackson's previous albums, where Keith Stegall had served as producer, Alan Jackson's 'Like Red on a Rose' (Arista Records, 2006) was produced by Alison Krauss, who also selected the songs.

Alan Jackson's 'Like Red on a Rose' (Arista Records, 2006) was released on Tuesday 26 September 2006 and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Like Red on a Rose' (written by Robert Lee Castleman) (No.15, 2006)
'A Woman's Love' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.5, 2007)

Alan Jackson's 'Like Red on a Rose' (Arista Records, 2006) also included 'Wait a Minute' (written by Herb Pedersen) and 'As Lovely as You' (written by John Pennell).

Ronnie Milsap: 'My Life' (RCA Nashville Records, 2006)

On Tuesday 27 June 2006, Ronnie Milsap saw the release of 'My Life' (RCA Nashville Records, 2006), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and included two tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Local Girls' (written by Bob DiPiero and Rivers Rutherford) (No.54, 2006)
'You Don't Know My Love' (written by Jim Collins and Craig Wiseman) / this track, which featured guest vocals from Jypsi, was released as a single in 2006, but it did not chart

Ronnie Milsap's 'My Life' (RCA Nashville Records, 2006) also included the following tracks:

'It's All Coming Back to Me Now' (written by Jon Mabe, Patrick Matthews and Jim McCormick)
'My Life' (written by Catt Gravitt, Gerald O'Brien and Pam Rose)
'If It's Gonna Rain' (written by Dean Dillon, Scotty Emerick and Donny Kees)
'Time Keeps Slipping Away' (written by Marc Beeson, Don Rollins and D. Vincent Williams)
'Why Can't I' (written by Bob DiPiero and Karyn Rochelle)
'A Day in The Life of America' (written by Melinda Duncan, Jim Femino and D. Vincent Williams)
'Somewhere Dry' (written by Billy Lawson and Wally Wilson)
'Every Fire' (written by Cathy Majeski and John Scott Sherrill)
'Accept My Love' (written by Glen Clark and Jeff Silbar)

Personnel involved in the recording of Ronnie Milsap's 'My Life' (RCA Nashville Records, 2006), included the following:

Jamie Brantley (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals)
Thomas Cain, Melodie Crittenden, Jason Eskridge, Rhonda Hampton, Matt Rovey, John Wesley Ryles and D. Vincent Williams (background vocals)
Stuart Duncan (baritone ukulele, fiddle)
Rodney Edmondson and Lonnie Wilson (drums)
Warren Gowers (bass guitar, background vocals)
Adam Hampton (keyboards, Hammond organ, background vocals)
Greenwood Hart (congas, acoustic guitar, jews harp, piano)
Jypsi (background vocals on 'You Don't Know My Love')
Shane Keister (clavinet, keyboards, Hammond organ, piano, Wurlitzer)
Brent Mason (electric guitar, gut string guitar)
Ronnie Milsap (lead vocals)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Ronnie Milsap's 'My Life' (RCA Nashville Records, 2006) reached No.46 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2006.

George Jones & Merle Haggard: 'Jones Sings Haggard, Haggard Sings Jones - Kickin' Out The Footlights...Again' (Bandit Records, 2006)

On Tuesday 24 October 2006, George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) & Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) saw the release of 'Jones Sings Haggard, Haggard Sings Jones - Kickin' Out The Footlights...Again' (Bandit Records, 2006), which was produced by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016), Lou Bradley and Keith Stegall, and included the following tracks:

'Footlights', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016)
'The Race is On' (written by Don Rollins)
'The Way I Am' (written by Sonny Throckmorton)
'She Thinks I Still Care' (written by Dickey Lee and Steve Duffy)
'All My Friends are Gonna Be Strangers', which was written by Liz Anderson (Monday 13 January 1930 - Monday 31 October 2011)
'Things Have Gone to Pieces', which was written by Leon Payne (Friday 15 June 1917 - Thursday 11 September 1969)
'I Think I'll Just Stay Here & Drink', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016)
'Born with The Blues', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016)
'Sick, Sober & Sorry' (written by Tex Atchison and Eddie Hazelwood)
'I Always Get Lucky with You', which was written by Gary Church, Freddy Powers (Tuesday 13 October 1931 - Tuesday 21 June 2016) and Tex Whitson
'Sing Me Back Home', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016)
'Window Up Above', which was written by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013)
'You Take Me For Granted' (written by Leona Williams)
'Don't Get Around Much Anymore' (written by Sidney Keith and Edward Kennedy)

Personnel involved in the recording of George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) & Merle Haggard's (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) 'Jones Sings Haggard, Haggard Sings Jones - Kickin' Out The Footlights...Again' (Bandit Records, 2006) included the following:

Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) (vocals, guitar)
George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) (vocals)
Eddie Bayers (drums)
Doug Colosio and Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Larry Frankin (fiddle)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Norm Hamlet (pedal steel guitar)
Scott Joss and Norman Stevens (guitar)
Liana Manis, John Wesley Ryles, Marty Slayton and Rhonda Vincent (background vocals)
Brent Mason (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar)
Kevin Williams and Glenn Worf (bass)

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) & Merle Haggard's (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) 'Jones Sings Haggard, Haggard Sings Jones - Kickin' Out The Footlights...Again' (Bandit Records, 2006) reached No.25 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2006, No.119 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2006, and No.7 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart in 2006.

Broken Bow Records

It was in 2006 when Keith Stegall was engaged as creative officer for Broken Bow Records.

Craig Morgan: 'Little Bit of Life' (Broken Bow Records, 2006)

On Tuesday 31 October 2006, Craig Morgan saw the release of 'Little Bit of Life' (Broken Bow Records, 2006), which was produced by Keith Stegall and Craig Morgan, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Little Bit of Life' (written by Danny Wells and Tony Mullins) (No.7, 2006)
'Tough' (written by Joe Leathers and Monty Criswell) (No.11, 2007)
'International Harvester' (written by Jeffrey Steele, Shane Minor and Danny Myrick) (No.10, 2007)

Craig Morgan's 'Little Bit of Life' (Broken Bow Records, 2006) also included the following tracks:

'I Am' (written by Phil O'Donnell, Craig Morgan and Shane Minor)
'The Ballad of Mr. Jenkins' (written by D. Vincent Williams and Steve Mandile)
'Nothin' Goin' Wrong Around Here' (written by Phil O'Donnell, Buddy Owens and Gary Hannan)
'Sweet Old Fashion Goodness' (written by Michael White, Carson Chamberlain and Lee Thomas Miller)
'I Guess You Had to Be There' (written by Craig Morgan, Phil O'Donnell and John Ritter)
'The Song' (written by Craig Morgan, Phil O'Donnell and Tim Owens)
'My Kind of Woman' (written by Craig Morgan, Phil O'Donnell and Jason Sellers)
'Look at 'Em Fly' (written by D. Vincent Williams and Jim Femino)

Personnel involved in the recording of Craig Morgan's 'Little Bit of Life' (Broken Bow Records, 2006) included the following:

Eddie Bayers and Shannon Forrest (drums)
Jim 'Moose' Brown (clavinet, Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards, piano)
Larry Franklin and Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
Kevin 'Swine' Grant (bass guitar)
Mike Johnson (Dobro, steel guitar)
Jeff King (electric guitar)
Craig Morgan (lead vocals)
Norman E. Taylor and Russell Terrell (background vocals)
Phil O'Donnell (electric guitar, background vocals)
Paul Scholten (percussion)
Bryan Sutton (banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin)

Craig Morgan's 'Little Bit of Life' (Broken Bow Records, 2006) reached No.13 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2006, No.57 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2006, and No.3 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart in 2006.

Keith Stegall: 2007

Clay Walker: 'Fall' (Asylum-Curb Records, 2007) Freddy Fender: 'Before The Next Teardrop Falls' (Dot Records, 1974)

On Tuesday 17 April 2007, Clay Walker saw the release of 'Fall' (Asylum-Curb Records, 2007), which was produced by Jim Ritchey and Keith Stegall, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Fore She was Mama' (written by Casey Beathard and Phil O'Donnell) (No.21, 2007)
'Fall' (written by Sonny LeMaire, Shane Minor and Clay Mills) (No.5, 2007)
'She Likes it in The Morning' (written by M. Jason Greene and Clay Walker) (No.43, 2008)

Clay Walker's 'Fall' (Asylum-Curb Records, 2007) also included the following tracks:

'Workin' Man' (written by M. Jason Greene and Clay Walker)
'Miami & Me' (written by M. Jason Greene and Clay Walker)
'Mexico' (written by M. Jason Greene and Clay Walker)
'You're My Witness' (written by M. Jason Greene and Clay Walker)

'Average Joe' (written by Ed Hill, Don Poythress and David Frasier)
It Ain't Pretty (But It's Beautiful)', which was written by Doug Johnson, Nicole Witt and Kim Williams (Saturday 28 June 1947 - Thursday 11 February 2016)
'Before The Next Teardrop Falls', which was written by Ben Peters (Tuesday 20 June 1933 - Wednesday 25 May 2005) and Vivian Keith / this track, which was a duet with Freddy Fender (Friday 4 June 1937 - Saturday 14 October 2006), was originally recorded by Freddy Fender, who included the track on 'Before The Next Teardrop Falls' (Dot Records, 1974); Freddy Fender's version was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for two weeks in March 1975
'I'd Love to Be Your Last' (written by Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate and Sam Tate)
'I Hate Nights Like This' (written by Clay Walker)

Personnel involved in the recording of Clay Walker's 'Fall' (Asylum-Curb Records, 2007) included the following:

Eddie Bayers and Lonnie Wilson (drums)
Eric Darken (percussion)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Larry Franklin and Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Freddy Fender (Friday 4 June 1937 - Saturday 14 October 2006) (duet vocals on 'Before The Next Teardrop Falls')
Steve Gibson (acoustic guitar)
Shane Keister (B3 organ, keyboards)
Jeff King (electric guitar)
Brent Mason (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Gordon Mote and Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
The Nashville String Machine (strings (tracks)
Dave Pomeroy and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Gary Prim (piano, keyboards, B3 organ)
Clay Walker (lead vocals)
Kris Wilkinson (string arrangements)
John Willis (acoustic guitar)
Melodie Crittenden and John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)

Clay Walker's 'Fall' (Asylum-Curb Records, 2007) reached No.5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2007.

Keith Stegall: 2008

Bigger Picture Music Group, Nashville
Bigger Picture Music Group, formerly Big Picture Music Group, was an independent record label based in Nashville, which was founded by Bob Ezrin, Keith Stegall and William Hein in 2008.  It was distributed by Atlantic Records in the United States.  Their main focus was country music.  Their artist roster included Chris Cagle, Craig Campbell, The Harters, Christian Kane and Zac Brown Band.

Rebecca Lynn Howard: 'No Rules' (Saguaro Records, 2008)

Rebecca Lynn Howard recorded Keith Stegall's 'We're in This Love Together' (co-written with Roger Murrah) and included the track on 'No Rules' (Saguaro Records, 2008).

Alan Jackson: 'Good Time' (Arista Records, 2008)

On Tuesday 4 March 2008, Alan Jackson saw the release of 'Good Time' (Arista Records, 2008), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Small Town Southern Man' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for one week in March / April 2008)
'Good Time' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for one week in August 2008)
'Country Boy' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.1 for one week in January / February 2009)
'Sissy's Song' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.9, 2009)
'I Still Like Bologna' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.32, 2009)

Alan Jackson's 'Good Time' (Arista Records, 2008) also included the following tracks:

'I Wish I Could Back Up' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Right Where I Want You' (written by Alan Jackson)
'1976' (written by Alan Jackson)
'When The Love Factor's High' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Long Long Way' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Never Loved Before' (written by Alan Jackson) / this track was a duet with Martina McBride
'Nothing Left to Do' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Listen to Your Senses' (written by Alan Jackson)
'This Time' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Laid Back 'n' Low Key (Cay)' (written by Alan Jackson)
'If You Want to Make Me Happy' (written by Alan Jackson)
'If Jesus Walked The World Today' (written by Alan Jackson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Alan Jackson's 'Good Time' (Arista Records, 2008) included the following:

Robert Bailey, Angela Bennett, Jamaal Carter, Janice Corder, Melodie Crittenden, Vicki Hampton, Emily Harris, Edward Jenkins, Shandra Penix and John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Eddie Bayers (drums)
Jimmy Carter (bass guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Robbie Flint (lap steel guitar)
Paul Franklin (Dobro, pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar)
Greenwood Hart and Shane Keister (vocoder)
Jim Hoke (harmonica, bass harmonica, accordion, Jew's harp)
Alan Jackson (lead vocals)
Lucas Ketner (percussion)
Martina McBride (duet vocals on 'Never Loved Before')
Brent Mason (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, six-string bass guitar)
James Mitchell (accordion, electric guitar)
Gary Prim (piano, keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ, clavinet, Wurlitzer)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano, Hammond B-3 organ, Wurlitzer)
Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar, banjo)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar, upright bass)

Alan Jackson's 'Good Time' (Arista Records, 2008) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2008, and No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2008.

Alan Jackson: 'Like Red on a Rose' (Arista Records, 2006) Alan Jackson: 'Good Time' (Arista Records, 2008)

After working with Alison Krauss on his previous studio album, 'Like Red on a Rose' (Arista Records, 2006), Alan Jackson returned to Keith Stegall, who had produced or co-produced all of Alan Jackson's previous albums, as his producer for this album.  'Good Time' (Arista Records, 2008) was also the first album of his career on which Alan Jackson wrote all of the material by himself.

George Jones: 'Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets' (Bandit Records, 2008) George Jones: 'The Bradley Barn Sessions' (MCA Records, 1994)

On Tuesday 19 August 2008, George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) saw the release of 'Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets' (Bandit Records, 2008), which was produced by Brian Ahern, Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015) and Keith Stegall.

George Jones' (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) 'Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets' (Bandit Records, 2008) was an album which featured duets never before released, including some which were cut from George Jones' duets album 'The Bradley Barn Sessions' (MCA Records, 1994).

George Jones' (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) 'Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets' (Bandit Records, 2008) included the following tracks:

'You & Me & Time', which was written by Mark McGuinn, Don Pfrimmer (Thursday 9 September 1937 - Monday 7 December 2015) and Georgette Jones / this track was a duet with Georgette Jones
'The Window Up Above', which was written by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) / this track was a duet with Leon Russell
'She Once Lived Here', which was written by Robert Autry Inman (Sunday 6 January 1929 - Tuesday 6 September 1988) / this track was a duet with Ricky Skaggs
'Rockin' Years' (written by Floyd Parton) / this track was a duet with Dolly Parton
'Burn Your Playhouse Down' (written by Lester Blackwell) / this track was a duet with Keith Richards
'Selfishness in Men', which was written by Leon Payne (Friday 15 June 1917 - Thursday 11 September 1969) / this track was a duet with Vince Gill
'Tavern Choir', which was written by Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999) and Dennis Knutson / this track was a duet with Jim Lauderdale
'I Always Get it Right with You', which was written by Joe Allen and Charlie Williams (Friday 20 December 1929 - Thursday 15 October 1992) / this track was a duet with Shelby Lynne
'When The Grass Grows Over Me', which was written by Don Chapel (1931 - Sunday 6 December 2015) / this track was a duet with Mark Chesnutt
'I Always Get Lucky With You', which was written by Gary Church, Freddy Powers (Tuesday 13 October 1931 - Tuesday 21 June 2016) and Tex Whitson / this track was a duet with Mark Knopfler
'You're Still on My Mind', which was written by Luke McDaniel (who was also known as Jeff Daniels) (Thursday 3 February 1927 - Saturday 27 June 1992) / this track was a duet with Marty Stuart
'Lovin' You, Lovin' Me' (written by Sonny Throckmorton) / this track was a duet with Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998)

Personnel involved in the recording of George Jones' (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) 'Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets' (Bandit Records, 2008) included the following:

Brian Ahern (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Joe Babcock, Delores Egdin, Wendy Suits Johnson, Louis Dean Nunley (Thursday 15 October 1931 - Friday 26 October 2012) and Jennifer O'Brien (background vocals)
Eddie Bayers, Jerry Carrigan, Owen Hale, Kenny Malone and Harry Stinson (drums)
Richard Bennett, Jimmy Capps, Mark Casstevens, Emmylou Harris, Mac McAnally and John Willis (acoustic guitar)
Pete Bordonali, James Burton, John Jennings, Glenn Keener, Jerry Kennedy, Brent Mason, Clifford Parker, Brent Rowan, Billy Sanford and Dale Sellers (electric guitar)
Mark Chesnutt (duet vocals on 'When The Grass Grows Over Me')
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin, John Hughey (Wednesday 27 December 1933 - Sunday 18 November 2007), Weldon Myrick (Monday 10 April 1939 - Monday 2 June 2014), Tommy Spurlock and Jim Vest (steel guitar)
Vince Gill (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, duet vocals on 'Selfishness in Man')
Glen D. Hardin and Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
Randy Howard (mandolin)
David Hungate, Dave Pomeroy, Henry Strzelecki (Tuesday 8 August 1939 - Monday 29 December 2014) and Bob Wray (bass guitar)
George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) (lead vocals)
Georgette Jones (duet vocals on 'You & Me & Time')
Shane Keister (keyboards)
Mark Knopfler (electric guitar, duet vocals on 'I Always Get Lucky with You')
Jim Lauderdale (duet vocals on 'Tavern Choir')
Shelby Lynne (duet vocals on 'I Always Get it Right with You')
Terry McMillan (Monday 12 October 1953 - Friday 2 February 2007) (harmonica)
Mark O'Connor and Buddy Spicher (fiddle)
Dolly Parton (duet vocals on 'Rockin' Years')
Keith Richards (electric guitar, duet vocals on 'Burn Your Playhouse Down')
Leon Russell (piano, duet vocals on 'Window Up Above')
Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015) and Bobby Wood (keyboards)
Ricky Skaggs (fiddle, acoustic guitar, duet vocals on 'She Once Lived Here')
Marty Stuart (electric slide guitar, mandolin, duet vocals on 'You're Still on My Mind')
Bergen White (string arrangements)
Glenn Worf (upright bass)
Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) (duet vocals on 'Lovin' Me, Lovin' You')

George Jones' (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) 'Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets' (Bandit Records, 2008) reached No.15 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2008, and No.79 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2008.

The Zac Brown Band: 'The Foundation' (Atlantic Nashville / Home Grown / Southern Ground / Big Picture Group, 2008)

On Tuesday 18 November 2008, The Zac Brown Band saw the release of 'The Foundation' (Atlantic Nashville / Home Grown / Southern Ground / Big Picture Group, 2008), which was produced by Zac Brown and Keith Stegall, and included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Chicken Feed' (written by Zac Brown and Wyatt Durrette) (No.1 for one week in December 2008) / this track also reached No.20 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2008
'Whatever It Is' (written by Zac Brown and Wyatt Durrette) (No.2, 2009) / this track also reached No.26 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2009
'Toes' (written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, John Driskell Hopkins and Shawn Mullins) (No.1 for one week in November 2009) / this track also reached No.25 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2009
'Highway 20 Ride' (written by Zac Brown and Wyatt Durrette) (No.1 for one week in April 2010) / this track also reached No.40 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2010
'Free' (written by Zac Brown) (No.1 for one week in August 2010) / this track also reached No.34 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2010

The Zac Brown Band's 'The Foundation' (Atlantic Nashville / Home Grown / Southern Ground / Big Picture Group, 2008) also included the following tracks:

'Where The Boat Leaves From' (written by Zac Brown, and Wyatt Durrette)
'Violin Intro to Free' (written by Jimmy De Martini)
'Mary' (written by Zac Brown and J. Cline)
'Different Kind of Fine' (written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette and Stokes Nielson) / this track entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, as an album cut, as a result of unsolicited airplay, where it reached No.55
'It's Not OK' (written by John Driskell Hopkins)
'Jolene' (written by Ray LaMontagne)
'Sic 'Em on a Chicken' (written by Zac Brown and John Driskell Hopkins)

Personnel involved in the recording of The Zac Brown Band's 'The Foundation' (Atlantic Nashville / Home Grown / Southern Ground / Big Picture Group, 2008) included the following:

Zac Brown (acoustic guitar, lead vocals, background vocals)
Jimmy DeMartini (fiddle, background vocals)
Greenwood Hart (keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ, accordion)
John Driskell Hopkins (bass guitar, background vocals, lead vocals on 'It's Not OK')
Brent Mason and Joel Williams (electric guitar)
Marcus Petruska (drums, percussion, background vocals)
Gary Prim (keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ)

Coy Bowles and Chris Fryar, although members of The Zac Brown Band, did not play on 'The Foundation' (Atlantic Nashville / Home Grown / Southern Ground / Big Picture Group, 2008).

The Zac Brown Band's 'The Foundation' (Atlantic Nashville / Home Grown / Southern Ground / Big Picture Group, 2008) reached No.2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2009, and No.9 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2009.

On Wednesday 2 December 2009, The Zac Brown Band's 'The Foundation' (Atlantic Nashville / Home Grown / Southern Ground / Big Picture Group, 2008) was nominated for the Grammy Award for 'Best Country Album', and also earned The Zac Brown Band the Grammy Award for 'Best New Artist' on Sunday 31 January 2010.

The Zac Brown Band's 'The Foundation' (Atlantic Nashville / Home Grown / Southern Ground / Big Picture Group, 2008) was also nominated for the 2010 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards' 'Album of the Year' Award.

As of the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart dated Saturday 2 July 2011, The Zac Brown Band's 'The Foundation' (Atlantic Nashville / Home Grown / Southern Ground / Big Picture Group, 2008) had sold 2,644,654 copies in the United States.

Keith Stegall: 2009

Gene Watson: 'A Taste of The Truth' (Shanachie Records, 2009)

Gene Watson recorded Keith Stegall's 'Three Minutes at a Time' (co-written with Tim Menzies) and included the track on 'A Taste of The Truth' (Shanachie Records, 2009).

Keith Stegall: 2010

Alan Jackson: 'Freight Train' (Arista Records, 2010)

On Tuesday 30 March 2010, Alan Jackson saw the release of 'Freight Train' (Arista Records, 2010), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'It's Just That Way' (written by Vicky McGehee, Kylie Sackley and Keith Stegall) (No.16, 2010)
'Hard Hat & a Hammer' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.17, 2010)

Alan Jackson's 'Freight Train' (Arista Records, 2010) also included the following tracks:

'Every Now & Then' (written by Alan Jackson)
'After 17' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Freight Train' (written by Fred Eaglesmith)
'Taillights Blue' (written by Jay Knowles and Adam Wright)
'I Could Get Used to This Lovin' Thing' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Till The End' (written by Cathy Gosdin)
/ this track was a duet with Lee Ann Womack
'That's Where I Belong' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Big Green Eyes' (written by Alan Jackson)
'True Love is a Golden Ring' (written by Alan Jackson and Roger Murrah)
'The Best Keeps Getting Better' (written by Alan Jackson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Alan Jackson's 'Freight Train' (Arista Records, 2010) included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Jimmy Carter and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Greenwood Hart (acoustic guitar)
Alan Jackson (lead vocals)
Andy Leftwich (fiddle)
Brent Mason (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Gary Prim (Hammond B3 organ, piano, Wurlitzer)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano, Wurlitzer)
Rhonda Vincent and John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar, banjo)
Lee Ann Womack (duet vocals on 'Till The End')

Alan Jackson's 'Freight Train' (Arista Records, 2010) reached No.2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2010.

Alan Jackson's 'Freight Train' (Arista Records, 2010) was the last album in Alan Jackson's contract with Arista Nashville Records, the label to which he had been signed since 1989.

Clay Walker: 'She Won't Be Lonely Long' (Curb Records, 2010)

On Tuesday 8 June 2010, Clay Walker saw the release of 'She Won't Be Lonely Long' (Curb Records, 2010), which was produced by Keith Stegall (tracks 1-9) and Doug Johnson (tracks 10-12), and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'She Won't Be Lonely Long' (written by Galen Griffin, Doug Johnson and Phil O'Donnell) (No.4, 2009) / produced by Keith Stegall
'Where Do I Go from You' (written by Don Cook, Clint Daniels and Ryan Tyndell) (No.26, 2010) / produced by Keith Stegall
'Like We Never Said Goodbye' (written by Cory Batten and Tiffany Goss) (No.46, 2011) / produced by Keith Stegall
'Jesse James' (written by Ben Glover, Kyle Jacobs and Joe Leathers) (No.57, 2012) / produced by Keith Stegall

Clay Walker's 'She Won't Be Lonely Long' (Curb Records, 2010) also included the following tracks:

'Keep Me From Loving You' (written by Lisa Hentrich, Wendell Mobley and Neil Thrasher) / produced by Keith Stegall
'Double Shot of John Wayne' (written by M. Jason Greene and Clay Walker) / produced by Keith Stegall
'Seven Sundays' (written by Nathan Christopher, Greg Johnson and Kelly Roland) / produced by Keith Stegall
'All American' (written by M. Jason Greene and Clay Walker) / produced by Keith Stegall
'Summertime Song' (written by M. Jason Greene and Clay Walker) / produced by Keith Stegall
'Wrong Enough to Know', which was written by Greg Johnson, Clay Walker and Kim Williams (Saturday 28 June 1947 - Thursday 11 February 2016) / produced by Doug Johnson
'People in Planes' (written by Barry Dean and Luke Laird) / produced by Doug Johnson
'Feels So Right' (written by Randy Owen) / this track featured guest vocals from Randy Owen / produced by Doug Johnson

Personnel involved in the recording of Clay Walker's 'She Won't Be Lonely Long' (Curb Records, 2010) included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Lisa Cochran and John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar, Dobro)
Andy Leftwich (fiddle, mandolin)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Gordon Mote (piano, Hammond B-3 organ)
Randy Owen (duet vocals on 'Feels So Right')
Jimmie Lee Sloas (bass guitar)
Clay Walker (lead vocals)
Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar)

Clay Walker's 'She Won't Be Lonely Long' (Curb Records, 2010) reached No.5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2010, and No.16 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2010.

The Zac Brown Band: 'You Get What You Give' (Atlantic Nashville / Bigger Picture Group / Southern Ground, 2010)

On Tuesday 21 September 2010, The Zac Brown Band saw the release of 'You Get What You Give' (Atlantic Nashville / Bigger Picture Group / Southern Ground, 2010), which was produced by Zac Brown and Keith Stegall, and included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'As She's Walking Away' (written by Zac Brown and Wyatt Durrette) (No.1 for one week in November 2010) / this track also reached No.32 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2010 / this track featured guest vocals from Alan Jackson
'Colder Weather' (written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey and Coy Bowles) (No.1 for one week in April 2011) / this track also reached No.29 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2010
'Knee Deep' (written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Coy Bowles and Jeffrey Steele) (No.1 for one week in August 2011) / this track also reached No.18 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2011 / this track featured guest vocals from Jimmy Buffett
'Keep Me in Mind' (written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette and Nic Cowan) (No.1 for three weeks in December 2011 / January 2012) / this track also reached No.35 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2011
'No Hurry' (written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette and James Otto) (No.2, 2012) / this track also reached No.50 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2012

The Zac Brown Band's 'You Get What You Give' (Atlantic Nashville / Bigger Picture Group / Southern Ground, 2010) also included the following tracks:

'Let It Go' (written by Zac Brown and Wyatt Durrette)
'I Play The Road' (written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette and John Driskell Hopkins)
'Cold Hearted' (written by Zac Brown and Nic Cowan)
'Whiskey's Gone' (written by Zac Brown and Wyatt Durrette)
'Quiet Your Mind' (written by Zac Brown and Wyatt Durrette)
'Settle Me Down' (written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette and Coy Bowles)
'Who Knows' (written by Zac Brown and Joel Williams)
'Martin' (written by Zac Brown)
'Make This Day' (written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette and Nic Cowan)

Personnel involved in the recording of The Zac Brown Band's 'You Get What You Give' (Atlantic Nashville / Bigger Picture Group / Southern Ground, 2010) included the following:

Zac Brown Band
Coy Bowles (electric guitar, Hammond organ)
Zac Brown (acoustic guitar, lead vocals)
Clay Cook (electric guitar, Hammond organ, pedal steel guitar, piano, mandolin, background vocals)
Jimmy de Martini (violin, fiddle, background vocals)
Chris Fryar (drums)
John Driskell Hopkins (bass guitar, background vocals)

Additional musicians
Jimmy Buffet (duet vocals on 'Knee Deep')
Donald Dunlavey (electric guitar on 'I Play The Road')
Alan Jackson (duet vocals on 'As She's Walking Away')
Tony Rice (acoustic guitar on 'Martin'

The Zac Brown Band's 'You Get What You Give' (Atlantic Nashville / Bigger Picture Group / Southern Ground, 2010) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2010, and No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2010.

Keith Stegall: 2011

Craig Campbell: 'Craig Campbell' (Bigger Picture Music Group, 2011)

On Tuesday 5 April 2011, Craig Campbell saw the release of 'Craig Campbell' (Bigger Picture Music Group, 2011), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Family Man' (written by Craig Campbell, Jon Henderson and Joel Shewmake) (No.14, 2010)
'Fish' (written by Craig Campbell, Arlos Smith and Ashe Underwood) (No.23, 2011)
'When I Get It' (written by Craig Campbell, Jason Matthews and Jim McCormick) (No.38, 2011)

Craig Campbell's 'Craig Campbell' (Bigger Picture Music Group, 2011) also included the following tracks:

'I Bought It' (written by Craig Campbell, Philip Douglas and Dan Murph)
'My Little Cowboy' (written by Craig Campbell and Dan Couch)
'Makes You Wanna Sang' (written by Craig Campbell, Rob Hatch and Lance Miller)
'That Going Away Look (about her)' (written by Carson Chamberlain, Wade Kirby and Michael White)
'Chillaxin' (written by Craig Campbell, Rob Hatch and Brice Long)
'That's Music to Me' (written by Craig Campbell, Carson Chamberlain and Tim Nichols)
'You Probably Ain't' (written by Craig Campbell, Keith Stegall and Michael White)
'All Night To Get There' (written by Lee Brice, Vicky McGehee and Keith Stegall)

Personnel involved in the recording of Craig Campbell's 'Craig Campbell' (Bigger Picture Music Group, 2011) included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Craig Campbell (lead vocals)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
John Hobbs (piano, Wurlitzer)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Gary Prim (piano)
John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Bobby Terry (acoustic guitar)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Craig Campbell's 'Craig Campbell' (Bigger Picture Music Group, 2011) reached No.14 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2011, and No.65 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2011.

Keith Stegall: 2012


Kelly Lynn speaking with Keith Stegall, partner and Chief Creative Officer at Bigger Picture Group, for 'Inside Music Row', in early 2012

Alan Jackson: 'Thirty Miles West' (Alan's Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2012)

On Tuesday 5 June 2012, Alan Jackson saw the release of 'Thirty Miles West' (Alan's Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2012), his first album on his own Alan's Country Records in a joint venture with EMI Nashville, which was produced by Keith Stegall, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Long Way to Go' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.24, 2011)
'So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore' (written by Jay Knowles and Adam Wright) (No.25, 2012)
'You Go Your Way' (written by Troy Jones, David Lee and Tony Lane) (No.54, 2012)

Alan Jackson's 'Thirty Miles West' (Alan's Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2012) also included the following tracks:

'Gonna Come Back as a Country Song' (written by Terry McBride and Chris Stapleton)
'Everything but The Wings' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Talk is Cheap', which was written by Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016), Chris Stapleton and Morgane Hayes
'Look Her in The Eye & Lie' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Dixie Highway' (written by Alan Jackson) / this track, which featured guest vocals from Zac Brown, refered to a stretch of Dixie Highway near Alan Jackson's hometown of Newnan, Georgia
'She Don't Get High' (written by Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde and Kylie Sackley)
'Her Life's a Song' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Nothin' Fancy' (written by Jay Knowles and Adam Wright)
'Life Keeps Bringing Me Down' (written by Al Anderson and Shawn Camp)
'When I Saw You Leaving (For Nisey)' (written by Alan Jackson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Alan Jackson's 'Thirty Miles West' (Alan's Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2012) included the following:

Zac Brown (duet vocals on 'Dixie Highway')
J.T. Corenflos (electric guitar)
Dan Dugmore (steel guitar, slide guitar)
Larry Franklin (fiddle, mandolin)
Greenwood Hart (percussion)
Alan Jackson (lead vocals)
John Barlow Jarvis (piano, Wurlitzer)
Andy Leftwich (fiddle)
Brent Mason (electric guitar, gut string guitar)
Greg Morrow (drums)
Gordon Mote (Hammond B-3 organ, piano, Wurlitzer)
Steve Patrick (trumpet)
John Wesley Ryles and Marty Slayton (background vocals)
Bobby Terry (acoustic guitar, gut string guitar)
Scott Vestal (banjo)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Alan Jackson's 'Thirty Miles West' (Alan's Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2012) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2012, No.2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2012, and No.3 on the United Kingdom Country Albums Chart in 2012.

Chris Cagle: 'Back in The Saddle' (Bigger Picture Music Group, 2012)

On Tuesday 26 June 2012, Chris Cagle saw the release of 'Back in The Saddle' (Bigger Picture Music Group, 2012), which was produced by Chris Cagle, Keith Stegall and D. Vincent Williams, and included three tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Got My Country On' (written by Kelly Archer, Danny Myrick and Justin Weaver) (No.12, 2011)
'Let There Be Cowgirls' (written by Chris Cagle and Kim Tribble) (No.26, 2012)
'Dance Baby Dance' (written by Chris Cagle, Brad Warren and Brett Warren) / this track was released as a single in 2013, but it did not chart

Chris Cagle's 'Back in The Saddle' (Bigger Picture Music Group, 2012) also included the following tracks:

'I'll Grow My Own' (written by Casey Beathard, Brad Warren and Brett Warren)
'Something That Wild' (written by Chris Cagle and Kim Tribble)
'When Will My Lover Come Around' (written by Jim Beavers and Jonathan Singleton)
'Southern Girl' (written by Chris Cagle and D. Vincent Williams)
'Probably Just Time' (written by Dennis Matkosky, Melissa Pierce and Jonathan Singleton)
'Thank God She Left The Whiskey' (written by Ashe Underwood and Justin Wilson)
'Now I Know What Mama Meant' (written by Chris Cagle and Clay Mills)
'Just Enough' (written by Dallas Davidson and Phillip White)
'Summer Again' (written by Bart Butler, Brett James, Kip Moore and Westin Davis)

Personnel involved in the recording of Chris Cagle's 'Back in The Saddle' (Bigger Picture Music Group, 2012) included the following:

Robert Bailey Junior, Vicki Hampton, Wes Hightower, John Wesley Ryles and D. Vincent Williams (background vocals)
Tom Bukovac and Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Chris Cagle (lead vocals)
Chad Cromwell, Shannon Forrest and Paul Liem (drums)
Dan Dugmore (Dobro, electric guitar, steel guitar, lap steel guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, acoustic guitar, resonator guitar)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Andy Leftwich (fiddle, mandolin)
Gary Prim (Hammond B-3 organ, piano, Wurlitzer)
Jimmie Lee Sloas and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Bobby Terry (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, resonator guitar)

Chris Cagle's 'Back in The Saddle' (Bigger Picture Music Group, 2012) reached No.6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2012, and No 27 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2012.

The Zac Brown Band: 'Uncaged' (Atlantic Nashville / RPM / Southern Ground, 2012)

On Tuesday 10 July 2012, The Zac Brown Band saw the release of 'Uncaged' (Atlantic Nashville / RPM / Southern Ground, 2012), which was produced by Zac Brown and Keith Stegall, and included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'The Wind' (written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette and Levi Lowrey) (No.11, 2012) / this track, which featured guest vocals from Alan Jackson, reached No.70 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2012

The Zac Brown Band saw the release of 'Uncaged' (Atlantic Nashville / RPM / Southern Ground, 2012) also included the following tracks:

'Jump Right In' (written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette and Jason Mraz)
'Uncaged' (written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Coy Bowles, Nic Cowan, John Driskell Hopkins and Jimmy De Martini)
'Goodbye in Her Eyes' (written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, John Driskell Hopkins and Sonia Leigh)
'Island Song' (written by Nic Cowan)
'Sweet Annie' (written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Sonia Leigh and John Pierce)
'Natural Disaster' (written by Zac Brown and Wyatt Durrette)
'Overnight' (written by Zac Brown and Nic Cowan) / this track featured guest vocals from Trombone Shorty
'Lance's Song' (written by Zac Brown and Nic Cowan)
'Day That I Die' (written by Zac Brown, Nic Cowan and Wyatt Durrette) / this track featured guest vocals from Amos Lee
'Last But Not Least' (written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Coy Bowles, Jimmy De Martini and Mac McAnally)

Keith Stegall: 2013

Craig Campbell: 'Never Regret' (Bigger Picture Music Group, 2013)

On Tuesday 7 May 2013, Craig Campbell saw the release of 'Never Regret' (Bigger Picture Music Group, 2013), which was produced by Matt Rovey and Keith Stegall, and which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Outta My Head' (written by Michael Carter, Brandon Kinney and Cole Swindell) (No.25, 2013)
'Keep Them Kisses Comin' (written by Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip) (No.15, 2014)

Craig Campbell's 'Never Regret' (Bigger Picture Music Group, 2013) also included the following tracks:

'Truck-n-Roll' (written by Brett Beavers, Craig Campbell and Chris Lindsey)
'Keep Them Kisses Comin' (written by Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip)
'When She Grows Up' (written by Craig Campbell, Alex Dooley and Arlos Smith)
'Tomorrow is Gone' (written by Tommy Conners, Kevin Denney and Phillip White)
'Never Regret' (written by Craig Campbell, Jason Matthews and Jim McCormick)
'My Baby's Daddy' (written by Brandon Kinney and Cole Swindell)
'Topless' (written by Craig Campbell, Blair Daly and Mindy Ellis)
'When Ends Don't Meet' (written by Dan Isbell, Tony Lane and Jonathan Singleton)
'Outta My Head' (written by Michael Carter, Brandon Kinney and Cole Swindell)
'That's Why God Made a Front Porch' (written by Craig Campbell and Lee Thomas Miller)
'You Can Come Over' (written by Brandy Clark, Jessie Jo Dillon and Mark Narmore)
'Lotta Good That Does Me Now' (written by Craig Campbell, Michael White and Justin Wilson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Craig Campbell's 'Never Regret' (Bigger Picture Music Group, 2013) included the following:

Craig Campbell (lead vocals)
Preslee Campbell (vocals on 'When She Grows Up')
J.T. Corenflos (electric guitar)
Dan Dugmore (steel guitar, lap steel guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
Tommy Harden (drums, percussion)
Joel Key (banjo)
Andy Leftwich (fiddle, mandolin)
Brent Mason (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
John Mock (harmonium)
Billy Panda (acoustic guitar)
Gary Prim (Hammond B-3 organ, piano)
Matt Rovey and John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Jimmie Lee Sloas (bass guitar)
Scott Vestal (banjo)

Craig Campbell's 'Never Regret' (Bigger Picture Music Group, 2013) reached No.27 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2013, and No.96 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2013.

Alan Jackson: 'The Bluegrass Album' (Alan's Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2013)

On Tuesday 24 September 2013, Alan Jackson saw the release of 'The Bluegrass Album' (Alan's Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2013), which was produced by Keith Stegall and Adam Wright, and included the following tracks:

'Long Hard Road' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Mary' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Wild & Blue' (written by John Scott Sherrill)
'Appalachian Mountain Girl' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Ain't Got Trouble Now' (written by Adam Wright)


'Blue Ridge Mountain Song' (written by Alan Jackson) / this track was released as a promotional single in advance of the album's release
'Tie Me Down' (written by Alan Jackson)
'There is a Time' (written by Rodney Dillard and Mitch Jayne)
'Blue Side of Heaven' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Let's Get Back to Me & You' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Way Beyond The Blue' (written by Mark D. Sanders, Randy Albright and Lisa Silver)
'Knew All Along' (written by Adam Wright and Shannon Wright)


'Blacktop' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Blue Moon of Kentucky', which was written by Bill Monroe (Wednesday 13 September 1911 - Monday 9 September 1996)

Personnel involved in the recording of Alan Jackson's 'The Bluegrass Album' (Alan's Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2013) included the following:

Ronnie Rowman and Don Rigsby (background vocals)
Scott Coney (acoustic guitar)
Tim Crouch (fiddle)
Tim Dishman (upright bass)
Rob Ickes (Dobro)
Alan Jackson (lead vocals)
Sammy Shelor (banjo)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)

Alan Jackson's 'The Bluegrass Album' (Alan's Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2013) reached No.1 on the BIllboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart in 2013, No.3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2013, and No.11 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2013.

Keith Stegall: 2015

Alan Jackson: 'Angels & Alcohol' (Alan's Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2015)

On Friday 17 July 2015, Alan Jackson saw the release of 'Angels & Alcohol' (Alan's Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2015), which was produced by Keith Stegall, and included two tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Jim & Jack & Hank' (written by Alan Jackson) (No.41, 2015)
'The One You're Waiting On' (written by Adam Wright and Shannon Wright) / this track was released as a single in 2016, but it did not chart

Alan Jackson's 'Angels & Alcohol' (Alan's Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2015) also included the following tracks:

'You Can Always Come Home' (written by Alan Jackson)
'You Never Know' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Angels & Alcohol' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Gone Before You Met Me' (written by Michael White and Michael P. Heeney)
'I Leave a Light On' (written by Alan Jackson)
'Flaws' (written by Alan Jackson)
'When God Paints' (written by Troy Jones and Greg Becker)
'Mexico, Tequila & Me' (written by Alan Jackson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Alan Jackson's 'Angels & Alcohol' (Alan's Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2015), included the following:

J.T. Corenflos (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Robbie Flint (slide guitar)
Larry Franklin and Hoot Hester (Monday 13 August 1951 - Tuesday 30 August 2016) (fiddle)
Paul Franklin and Jim Vest (pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar)
Tania Hancheroff and John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Tommy Harden (drums)
Greenwood Hart (acoustic guitar, hand drums, piano)
Jim Hoke (accordion, harmonica)
Alan Jackson (lead vocals)
Andy Leftwich (fiddle, mandolin)
Brent Mason (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, hi-string acoustic guitar)
Gary Prim (Hammond B-3 organ, piano)
Michael Severs (Dobro)
Jimmie Lee Sloas (bass guitar)
Bobby Terry (banjo, acoustic guitar)

Alan Jackson's 'Angels & Alcohol' (Alan's Country Records / EMI Nashville, 2015) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2015, and No.5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2015.

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