A Man Ain't Made of Stone

A Man Ain't Made of Stone

by Randy Travis


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Few men in country music history have been able to put a ballad across with more feeling than Randy Travis. So A MAN AIN'T MADE OF STONE begins on an unexpected note with the funky "A Little Bitty Crack In Her Heart." But true to form, it's the ballads that set it apart from the rest of the pack. Travis does a good job of getting loosey-goosey when he has to, but when he settles his soothing baritone and impeccable phrasing into a heartfelt narrative such as the title track, he opens up new worlds in the simple stories he trades on. The songs are full of plainspoken wisdom (lessons from "The Family Bible and the Farmer's Almanac") and a reverence for home and hearth. Of course no RT album would be complete without a good heartbreak song, and "A Heartache in the Works" is one of the better ones he's cut in recent years, an understated detailing of a love affair's quiet disintegration. Exemplary work all around by one of country's most reliable artists, and a good guy to boot.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/21/1999
Label: Dreamworks
UPC: 0600445011922
catalogNumber: 50119

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Travis   Primary Artist
Matt Rollings   Piano,Keyboards
Carol Chase   Background Vocals
Cindy Walker   Background Vocals
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Sonny Garrish   Steel Guitar
Paul Leim   Drums
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar
Lisa Silver   Background Vocals
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Curtis Young   Background Vocals
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Tabitha Fair   Background Vocals
Gary W. Smith   Piano,Keyboards
Michael Black   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Randy Travis   Producer
Byron Gallimore   Producer
Julian King   Engineer
Glenn Meadows   Contributor
Tim Stroh   Engineer
James Stroud   Producer
Richard Hanson   Engineer
Ricky Cobble   Engineer
Eric Fruits   Engineer
Elizabeth Travis   Art Direction

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