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1. Eugene You Genius
2. You Know How I Feel
3. This Town
4. Someone Else's Star
5. Look at Me Now
6. Rebecca Lynn
7. Me and the Moon
8. Nothing Less Than Love
9. Going, Going, Gone
10. Helpless Heart
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 61642
Al Schulman; Jeff Balding; Joe Bogan; Alan Schulman; Toby Seay
Personnel: Bryan White (vocals); Biff Watson (acoustic guitar); Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Larry Byrom (acoustic & electric guitars); Chris Leuzinger, Steve Gibson (electric guitar); Sonny Garrish, Paul Franklin, Dan Dugmore (steel guitar); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Hank Singer, Stuart Duncan (fiddle); Matt Rollings (piano, organ, keyboards); Randy McCormick (piano, keyboards); Kyle Lehning (Wurlitzer electric piano); Bob Wray, Glenn Worf (bass); Paul Leim, Lonnie Wilson, Milton Sledge (drums); Terry McMillan (percussion); Dennis Wilson, Michael Black, John Wesley Ryles, Derek George, Chris Young, Curtis Young, Bruce Dees, Lisa Silver, Cindy Walker (background vocals).
Producers: Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Kyle Lehning.
Includes liner notes by Bryan White.
Twenty years old when this self-titled debut was released, and looking like a cross between Michael J. Fox and Shaun Cassidy, Bryan White is a new kind of country hunk--the kind you expect to find gently nudging the swinging saloon doors open, sliding up to the bar, and ordering a soda-pop. He launches the album with a wide-eyed stab at traditional honky-tonk music, and the full-bodied gusto with which he sings it would probably serve as valid I.D. at any southern bar. But the lyric gives him away. Neither bragging about a conquest nor crying in his beer, "Eugene You Genius" finds him simply admiring an older gentleman's sexual bravado and asking how it's done.
The remainder of BRYAN WHITE abandons honky-tonk altogether and seeks a middle-ground between Don Henley's country-rock balladry and fellow Oklahoman Garth Brooks' yearning pop heart. The best song, "This Town," completely subverts tradition by describing White's small-town home as a place best left behind. This is young man's country music that isn't afraid to show its age.
Personnel: Bryan White (background vocals); Chris Leuzinger, Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Larry Byrom (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Biff Watson (acoustic guitar); Steve Gibson (electric guitar); Dan Dugmore, Paul Franklin , Sonny Garrish (steel guitar); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Stuart Duncan, Hank Singer (fiddle); Matt Rollings (piano, organ, keyboards); Randy McCormick (piano, keyboards); Kyle Lehning (electric piano); Lonnie Wilson, Paul Leim, Milton Sledge (drums); Terry McMillan (percussion); Cindy Richardson Walker, Curtis Young, Derek George, Michael Black, John Wesley Ryles, Lisa Silver, Dennis Wilson , Bruce Dees (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Kirt Odle; Jason Lehning; Bill Schnee.
Recording information: Nightingale Studio.
Photographer: Peter Nash .
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