RODNEY HAYDEN Living The Good Life (2003) (AUDIUM RECORDS) (11 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

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RODNEY HAYDEN Living The Good Life (2003) (AUDIUM RECORDS) (11 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

Living The Good Life (2003) (AUDIUM RECORDS) (11 TRACKS)
Rodney Hayden

Album Description:

LIVING THE GOOD LIFE is a sophomore album by Texan singer and songwriter Rodney Hayden, released in 2003 by AUDIUM RECORDS.

Keeping the promises made on his first album THE REAL THING, Hayden solidifies his reputation as an artist of significant ability and integrity, while offering up another stunning collection of songs that present nostalgic, soft-focus images of small-town life with the emphasis on affection for places and people and never on outlaw pretensions. Eight new originals, co-written with Bill Whitbeck, run the emotional gamut from the honky-tonk fun of the first single, "Trying to Get a Little Love," to the heartbreak of "The First Day." "Goodbye to My Hometown" is the timeless story of a young man leaving home to find his place in the world, which bears comparison to Bruce Springsteen''s "My Home Town" in its spare, evocative eloquence. The instrumentation is consistent with the song''s lyrical content. Fiddles, lap steel and Dobro all used tastefully and effectively. "Son of a Rolling Stone" allows a gritty, rock-inflected guitar solo and flows by pretty fast. The achingly beautiful "Mr. Mockingbird" is an instant classic.

Once again Hayden carefully chooses a sweet selection of songs from other writers. Fellow Texans Clay Blaker and Tracy Byrd''s "Living Everyday Like It''s Saturday Night" is a dose of dance hall goodness. Slaid Cleaves'' "Broke Down" makes a heartbreak feel pretty damn good. Russell Smith''s haunting "Della''s Long Brown Hair" will make even the coldest of hearts yearn for true love''s embrace.

A cast of great musicians came together under the masterful guidance of producer Rich Brotherton to make an album that is spellbinding. A core group of musicians, including Brotherton himself on guitars and vocals, was joined by some very special pickers. Guitarist Redd Volkaert, of Merle Haggard''s Strangers, lit a fire on several tracks. Veteran of Johnny Cash''s band and thousands of sessions, Earl Poole Ball turned the studio into a roadhouse with his rockin'' piano. Bluegrass legend Mike Auldridge is featured on one song and David Grissom (John Mellencamp, Dixie Chicks) is simply one of the best guitarists around.

Personnel: Rodney Hayden (vocals); Rich Brotherton (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric 12-string guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin, background vocals); David Grissom, Redd Volkaert (electric guitar); Mike Auldridge (dobro); Danny Barnes (banjo); John Schattenberg, Bobby Flores (fiddle); Earl Poole Ball (piano, electric piano); Riley Osbourne (piano, organ); Ronnie Huckaby (piano); Tom Van Schaik (drums, percussion); Mark Patterson (drums).

Recorded at The Hit Shack, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Track Listing:

1. Living The Good Life - 3:08
2. Broke Down - 3:33
3. Goodbye To My Hometown - 4:00
4. Living Everyday Like It''s Saturday Night - 3:10
5. Get On Your Mule And Ride - 2:59
6. The First Day - 3:51 
7. Mr. Mockingbird - 3:33
8. Della''s Long Brown Hair - 3:33
9. Trying To Get A Little Love - 2:59
10. Can''t Wait To Get Back Home - 3:34
11. Son Of A Rolling Stone - 4:44

Technical Credits:

Tracy Byrd - -- -- -- -- -- -- - Composer
Slaid Cleaves - -- -- -- -- -- -- - Composer
Rich Brotherton - -- -- -- -- -- -- - Producer
Robert Earl Keen Jr. - -- -- -- -- -- -- - Composer
Clay Blaker - -- -- -- -- -- -- - Composer
Steve Starnes - -- -- -- -- -- -- - Engineer
Bobby Flores - -- -- -- -- -- -- - String Arrangements
Bill Whitbeck - -- -- -- -- -- -- - Composer
Rodney Hayden - -- -- -- -- -- -- - Composer
RODNEY HAYDEN Living The Good Life (2003) (AUDIUM RECORDS) (11 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM Living The Good Life (2003) (AUDIUM RECORDS) (11 TRACKS)Rodney Hayden Album Description: LIVING THE GOOD LIFE is a sophomore album by Texan singer and songwr
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