Dancin' with Thunder: The Official Music of the PBR

Dancin' with Thunder: The Official Music of the PBR



PBR stands for Professional Bull Riders, and this is an album of music to accompany bull riding, apparently. Actually, it has more the quality of any sports-related rock that you hear played under beer commercials and for the lead-ins to football pre-game shows, the kind of music the producers imagine is most enjoyed by their predominantly male, working-class audiences. For the most part, that's a hard-edged brand of Southern rock, though here it varies from a borrowed Stevie Ray Vaughan blues-rock track to a seemingly irrelevant Jewel song that was probably included for cheesecake and marquee value. But the core of the collection is the second half, all five songs actually containing lyrics about bull riding, with David Lee Murphy making like Lynyrd Skynyrd in "Hangin' On" and Jack Ingram coming up with a convincing Rolling Stones-style track on "Rank Bull." There isn't anything here likely to have a life beyond the album, but most of the music does sound like it could be used as the soundtrack to a bull ride (or, considering that the rides last only eight seconds, lots of them). The original release employed four different limited-edition covers featuring action portraits of bull riders Justin McBride, Michael Gaffney, Ty Murray, and Adriano Moraes, and, of course, their bulls Hollywood, Dillinger, Red Wolf, and Promise Land, respectively.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2001
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646162026
catalogNumber: 61620

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carol Chase   Background Vocals
Glen Duncan   Fiddle
Eric Darken   Percussion
Curtis Wright   Background Vocals
Slugs   Background Vocals,Hollers
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Steve Brewster   Drums
Mike Brignardello   Bass Guitar
Charlie Daniels   Guitar,Vocals
J.T. Corenflos   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Joel "Taz" DiGregorio   Keyboards
Deryl Dodd   Background Vocals
Dan Dugmore   Guitar,Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Thomas Flora   Background Vocals
Pat Flynn   Acoustic Guitar
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Sonny Garrish   Steel Guitar
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
David Grissom   Electric Guitar
Owen Hale   Drums
Tony Harrell   Keyboards
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
David Hungate   Bass Guitar
Jack Ingram   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Clayton Ivey   Piano
John Jarvis   Piano,Electric Piano
Jay Joyce   Electric Guitar
Chris Layton   Percussion,Drums
Paul Leim   Drums
Darrell Leonard   Horn,Texicali Horns
Gary Lunn   Bass Guitar
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Larry Marrs   Background Vocals
Anthony Martin   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Mark Matejka   Guitar,Vocals
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Gene Miller   Background Vocals
Greg Morrow   Drums
Steve Nathan   Keyboards
Brent Rowan   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Joe Scaife   Background Vocals
Tommy Shannon   Bass Guitar
Harry Stinson   Background Vocals
Jackie Street   Bass Guitar
Joe Sublett   Horn,Texicali Horns
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Vaughan   Track Performer
Billy Joe Walker   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Reese Wynans   Keyboards
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle
Curtis Young   Background Vocals
Tim Akers   Keyboards
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Charlie Hayward   Bass Guitar
Bruce Ray Brown   Guitar,Vocals
Charlie Daniels Band   Track Performer
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble   Track Performer
Pete Coatney   Drums
Larry Beaird   Acoustic Guitar
Montgomery Gentry   Track Performer
Pat McDonald   Percussion
Michael Mahler   Mandolin,Background Vocals
Kinley Wolfe   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Billy Ray Cyrus   Producer
Toby Keith   Producer
Jeff Balding   Engineer
Mike Bradley   Engineer
Chad Brown   Engineer
Blake Chancey   Producer
Charlie Daniels   Producer
Chip Young   Producer
Tim Farmer   Engineer
Jim Gaines   Producer,Engineer
John Guess   Engineer
Dann Huff   Producer
Jack Ingram   Producer
Patrick Kelly   Producer,Engineer
Chris Layton   Producer
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
Anthony Martin   Producer,Executive Producer
Richard McKernan   Engineer
Richard Mullen   Engineer
Joe Scaife   Producer
Ed Seay   Engineer
Tommy Shannon   Producer
James Stroud   Producer
Joe Tassi   Producer,Engineer
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Producer
Reese Wynans   Producer
David Lee Murphy   Producer
Chuck Ainlay   Engineer
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner   Art Direction
Tony Castle   Engineer
John Saylor   Engineer
Sean Gleason   Executive Producer
Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band   Art Direction

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Dancin' with Thunder: The Official Music of the PBR 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great cd.All the songs are great.I really I will survive,'til we run out of road,rank bull,one ride in vegas,and let's go to the PBR,Wanted dead or alive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was afraid this album wouldn't live up to my expectations...frankly, it didn't...it exceeded them! From the first song by Toby Keith to the last by Billy Ray Cyrus, there is not a dud on this album...each cut is exceptional. One of my favorites is the Charlie Daniels tune, classic CDB and full of bullrider attitude! Another fav is the Deryl Dodd cut, he does such a beautiful job on ''One Ride in Vegas''. If you like the PBR, bullriding, or rodeo in general, you'll love this album!