In a New Dimension/If the Whole World Stopped Lovin'

In a New Dimension/If the Whole World Stopped Lovin'

by Roy DruskyRoy Drusky


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Any singer who earned the nickname "the Perry Como of country music" isn't concerned about either authenticity or grit, and such is the case with Roy Drusky, a country-pop singer who racked up hits in the '60s. Hux's 2013 two-fer In a New Dimension/If the Whole World Stopped Lovin' pairs his two 1966 albums for Mercury, neither of which has his biggest hits but both are appealingly luxurious easy listening albums, so smooth they almost slide out of country classification and are simply straight-up middle-of-the-road pop. At times, Drusky's warm tones recall those of Burl Ives, but there isn't any folk here at all; it's all sweet, melodic pop and country, songs that are appealing for their immaculate construction and Drusky's easy delivery. The songs are either familiar -- "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Unchained Melody," "Almost Persuaded," "Look into My Teardrops" -- or are state-of-the-art craftsman pop of the '60s, never quite transcending their time but also representing some of the attributes of the era, as the songs are sturdy and the productions are appealingly robust. There is comfort in the polished, rounded edges of the two albums and Drusky is similarly soft and comforting, turning this two-fer into an enjoyable totem of what the middle of the country road sounded like circa 1966.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/25/2013
Label: Hux Records
UPC: 0682970001340
catalogNumber: 134

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Drusky   Primary Artist,Vocals
Harold Bradley   Guitar
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Buddy Harman   Drums
Jerry Kennedy   Dobro,Guitar,Sitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Bob Moore   Bass

Technical Credits

Bill Anderson   Composer
Eddy Arnold   Composer
Tom T. Hall   Composer
Buck Owens   Composer
Eddie Rabbitt   Composer
Roger Miller   Composer
Roy Drusky   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Dorsey Burnette   Composer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Jerry Kennedy   Producer
Alex North   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Glenn Sutton   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Hy Zaret   Composer
Gino Paoli   Composer
Harvey Schmidt   Composer
Liz Anderson   Composer
Don Bowman   Composer
Ben Peters   Composer
Randy Sparks   Composer
Umberto Bindi   Composer
Alan Cackett   Liner Notes
Tommy Stough   Composer
Bozo Darnell   Composer
Imogene Woods   Composer
Tom Jones   Composer
Major Luper   Composer
Gene Hood   Composer
Tony Senn   Composer
Joe Osborne   Composer
Paul Johnson   Composer
Ted Harris   Composer

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