Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band
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The Mountain is an album released by Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band on February 23, 1999.Read More...
The songs were written by Steve Earle with musical accompaniment provided by the famous bluegrass band of Del McCoury.
The album was a significant departure from Earle's previous work, being the first wholly bluegrass album he had written. Earle made the album as a tribute to the founder of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, who had died in 1996.
The album was nominated for a 2000 Grammy Award in the "Best Bluegrass Album" category (Earle's seventh Grammy nomination). Two tracks from the album were released as singles in the UK: "Dixieland" (distributed to radio only) and "The Mountain" (a commercial release).
A cover of the song The Graveyard Shift is featured on Wanda Jackson's 2012 album Unfinished Business.
All tracks by Steve Earle
"Yours Forever Blue"
"I'm Still in Love With You" (Duet with Iris DeMent)
"The Graveyard Shift"
"Leroy's Dustbowl Blues"
"Paddy on the Beat"
"Long, Lonesome Highway Blues"
Steve Earle — guitar, vocal
Del McCoury — guitar, vocal
Ronnie McCoury — mandolin, vocal
Robbie McCoury — banjo
Jason Carter — fiddle
Mike Bub — bass
Chart (1999) - Peak position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums - 19
U.S. Billboard 200 - 133
Canadian RPM Country Albums - 14
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Dixieland - 27,168 plays
- Texas Eagle - 21,668 plays
- The Mountain - 19,805 plays
- Yours Forever Blue - 16,568 plays
- Carrie Brown - 16,271 plays
- Harlan Man - 15,943 plays
- Leroy's Dustbowl Blues - 13,717 plays
- The Graveyard Shift - 14,842 plays
- I'm Still in Love With You - 14,124 plays
- Connemara Breakdown - 12,966 plays