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Heart Shaped Like Texas


  • 1. I Wanna Be Loved by You
    2. I'll Always Have Denver - (featuring Steve Wariner)
    3. Heart Shaped Like Texas
    4. I Know a Place
    5. John
    6. Trying to Get the Girl
    7. Thinking About Mexico
    8. No Place to Land
    9. If This Ain't Heaven
    10. That Old Gravel Road
    11. Thank God
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KOCCD4773

  • Credits
    ProducerChet Hinesley; Jerry Cupit; Sammy Sadler
    EngineerJohn Nicholson; Ron Treat; Bart Busch

    Personnel: Pat Severs (acoustic guitar, steel guitar); Tim Crouch (acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle); Robby Springfield (electric guitar, steel guitar); Mike Severs, Michael Severs (electric guitar); Hoot Hester (fiddle); T.J. Clay (harmonica); Mike Kennedy (drums, percussion); Mark Beckett, Eddie Bayers (drums); John Wesley Ryles, Bart Busch, Monty Allen (background vocals).
    Audio Mixer: Chet Hinesley.
    Audio Remixer: Gregory Cole.
    Recording information: Cupit Recording Studio; HIlltop Studio, Nashville, TN; Raney Recording, Drasco, Arkansas; Station West, Nashville, TN.
    Photographer: Melissa Webb.
    Sammy Sadler is a journeyman country singer who has been recording since the late-1980s, but who suffered a serious career interruption when he was shot on Music Row in Nashville in the company of journalist Kevin Hughes, who was murdered as the result of a chart-fixing scheme. Sadler wasn't implicated in the scandal, but his career was derailed for a while. He reminds listeners of the incident in the closing track of HEART SHAPED LIKE TEXAS, "Thank God," the one song he co-wrote on the album, and while that might seem exploitative, it's also the only truly personal moment on the disc. Sadler has a warm, sturdy tenor voice, which he uses to convincingly render these 11 songs.The material spans familiar country styles: "I Wanna Be Loved by You" is country pop, "Heart Shaped Like Texas" is honky tonk/Western Swing, and "Thinking About Mexico" is Tex-Mex." There is also a strain of Christian religion that runs through the album, notably on "John 3:16."

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