In Style Again

In Style Again

by Jim Ed BrownJim Ed Brown


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The thing that is in style again, of course, is Jim Ed Brown himself, who at the age of 80 cherishes the opportunity to slip into his old-fashioned threads once again. It has been 35 years since he's last made a record and, understandably, a lot has happened since then, including a lung cancer diagnosis made not long after the recording for In Style Again was finished, but this isn't an album with mortality on its mind. Brown settles into the classic honky tonk and Nashville balladry that have been his stock in trade throughout his career, sometimes indulging in a little bit of a country corn (the soft-shoe shuffle "I Love It"), sometimes reviving old favorites ("Don't Let Me Cross Over"), but always sounding like he's having a whale of time making a new record. When he sings about the pleasures of being an "Older Guy," the smile on his face is nearly visible, and when he asks "Am I Still Country?" at the end, there's no question about the answer and that's the key to why In Style Again works: it's a country legend embracing everything that made him an institution but carrying none of the weight that label implies. It's just a good, low-key time from a guy who is clearly happy to make another record.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/20/2015
Label: Plowboy
UPC: 0788581394755
catalogNumber: 1019
Rank: 10046


  1. When the Sun Says Hello to the Mountain
  2. Tried and True
  3. In Style Again
  4. Watching the World Walking By
  5. You Again
  6. I Love It
  7. Don't Let Me Cross Over
  8. Older Guy
  9. It's a Good Life
  10. Lucky Enough
  11. Laura (Do You Love Me)
  12. The Last One
  13. Am I Still Country?

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jim Ed Brown   Primary Artist
Helen Cornelius   Vocals
Glen Duncan   Guitar,Mandolin,Violin
Gary Prim   Keyboards
Dennis Crouch   Upright Bass
Vince Gill   Vocals
John Hobbs   Organ,Piano
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow   Drums
Lisa Silver   Vocals
Cheryl White   Vocals
Bergen White   Vocals
Sharon White   Vocals
Bonnie Brown   Vocals
Kira McConaghy   Vocals
Chris Scruggs   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Michael Baker   Acoustic Guitar
John McTigue   Drums
Dave Roe   Bass
Daryl Hornburger   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Bill Anderson   Composer
Bobby Bare   Producer
Paul Overstreet   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Jim Ed Brown   Liner Notes
Austin Cunningham   Composer
Don Schlitz   Composer
Don Cusic   Composer,Producer
Larry Vincent   Composer
Harry Pease   Composer
Lance Miller   Composer
Adam Taylor   Engineer
Victoria Banks   Composer
Rory Rositas   Engineer
Zack Dewall   Engineer
R. Shannon Pollard   Executive Producer
Jay Penny   Composer
Carol Coey   Composer
Anna O'Conner   Cover Photo
Amanda Miller   Engineer

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