Then Came the Night

Then Came the Night

by Tommy Shane SteinerTommy Shane Steiner


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Tommy Shane Steiner sure is good looking, as the cover pictures amply illustrate, and he makes pretty country music -- smooth, clean, tuneful, catchy, polished. He protests that he's a bit of a ruffian on the opening track, "That Just Wouldn't Be Me," and he has a duet with Randy Travis, but his sweet singing is clear indication that he's not made for honky tonks, he's made for breaking hearts. Appropriately, his debut album, Then Came the Night, follows the lead of that voice, offering a collection of 11 radio-ready tunes ripe for crossover. This a mainstream pop album with a little bit of country dressing, and while that will inevitably upset some purists, that's what's good about this record. It's a solid, appealing mainstream pop record, a little bit square perhaps, but endearingly so, since he's a modest, likeable singer. After this, Steiner could go either way -- he could dive into pop and become a male Faith Hill -- or he could try to strengthen his country roots and toughen up a bit. He currently leans toward the former, but the nice thing about this record is that it positions him for both directions.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/09/2002
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078636704128
catalogNumber: 67041
Rank: 115398


  1. That Just Wouldn't Be Me
  2. Tell Me Where It Hurts
  3. What If She's an Angel
  4. Let Go
  5. The Mind of John J. Blanchard
  6. What We're Gonna Do About It
  7. I Don't Need Another Reason
  8. Havin' a Good Time
  9. I Go Crazy
  10. And Yet
  11. Then Came the Night

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tommy Shane Steiner   Primary Artist
Randy Travis   Track Performer
Eric Darken   Percussion
Curtis Wright   Background Vocals
Chip Davis   Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Vince Gill   Background Vocals
David Grissom   Electric Guitar
John Hobbs   Keyboards
Paul Leim   Drums
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Steve Nathan   Keyboards
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Jonathan Yudkin   Violin,Cello,Viola
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin
Neil Thrasher   Background Vocals
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
John Mabe   Background Vocals
Richie McDonald   Background Vocals
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Bridgette Wilson   Track Performer
Jimmy Ritchey   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Dobro,Harmonica,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,5-string Banjo,Guitar (Nylon String)

Technical Credits

Paul Davis   Composer
Derek Bason   Engineering
David Lyndon Huff   drum programming
Beth Lee   Art Direction
Terri Apanasewicz   Groomer
Frank Liddell   Producer
J.R. Rodriguez   Recording Assistant
Jimmy Ritchey   Producer
Scott Kidd   Recording Assistant
Walker Barnard   Engineering

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