by David BallDavid Ball


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David Ball knows hard-edged, tender-hearted honky tonk -- he does it better than anyone in '90s Nashville. PLAY, his third album, ought to launch Ball back into the upper regions of the country charts, a place he visited before, when his debut, THINKIN' PROBLEM, went platinum. Ball's a reliable hitmaker à la George Strait: His diverse songs are always country, his wit's sly (the album opener, a rocking bit of heartbreak called "Watching My Baby Not Coming Back," is a prime example), and he gets the most out of every phrase. "A Grain of Salt" and the Merle Haggard-style lament to lost love, "Going Someplace to Forget," require some tear-in-the-eye-and-beer crooning, and Ball can do. Likewise the flat-out macho belting on the blazing "When I Get Lonely," which walks the line between rock and hard country with a heart-tugging chorus that would be right at home on a Mavericks album. A first-rate artist, Ball's got the look of a winner here. PLAY it, long and loud.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/1999
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624727026
catalogNumber: 47270

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Ball   Primary Artist
James House   Acoustic Guitar
Anderson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bruce Bouton   Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Bob Britt   Electric Guitar
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar
Anthony Crawford   Acoustic Guitar
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Owen Hale   Drums,Snare Drums
Wayne Killius   Drums,Snare Drums
Liana Manis   Vocals,Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Steve Nathan   Keyboards
Perkins   Dobro,Guitar,Steel Guitar
Alison Prestwood   Bass
Tom Roady   Percussion
Robby Turner   Steel Guitar
Pete Wasner   Keyboards
Lonnie Wilson   Drums,Snare Drums
Glenn Worf   Bass
Glen Caruba   Percussion
Chris Carmichael   Fiddle,Background Vocals
John Barlow Jarvis   Keyboards
Wes Hightower   Vocals,Background Vocals
Joe Caverlee   Vocals,Background Vocals
Dennis Wilson   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

David Ball   Producer
Dave Boyer   Engineer
Mike Bradley   Engineer
Mark Capps   Engineer
Don Cook   Producer
Ben Fowler   Producer,Engineer
John Kunz   Engineer
Pat McMakin   Engineer
Garrett Rittenberry   Art Direction

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