Dean "Tex" Martin: Country Style

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Dean "Tex" Martin: Country Style
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 14, 1963
Recorded1963
GenreCountry pop
Length30:08
LabelReprise - R9-6061
ProducerChuck Sagle
Dean Martin chronology
Dino Latino
(1963)
Dean "Tex" Martin: Country Style
(1963)
Dean "Tex" Martin Rides Again
(1963)

Dean "Tex" Martin: Country Style is a 1963 studio album by Dean Martin, arranged and conducted by Don Costa.[1]

This was Martin's first album of country music, it was followed by Dean "Tex" Martin Rides Again later in 1963.[1] This was the first of two albums that Martin released in 1963. Dean "Tex" Martin: Country Style peaked at 109 on the Billboard 200.[2]

It was reissued on CD by Capitol Records in 2006.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

The initial Billboard review from 26 January 1963 selected the album for its pop spotlight, and commentated that "...Dino sings them willingly over fine arrangements by Don Costa...Strong wax here".[4] William Ruhlmann on Allmusic.com gave the album three stars out of five. Ruhlmann wrote that "The arrangements by Don Costa certainly weren't hardcore country, but there were guitars twanging away and Martin simply rolled over the top with his usual ease of delivery. The result was surprisingly pleasurable, and Country Style even spent several weeks in the charts".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"Hank Williams2:38
2."Face in a Crowd"Ramona Redd, Mitchell Torok2:51
3."Things"Bobby Darin2:40
4."Room Full of Roses"Tim Spencer3:01
5."I Walk the Line"Johnny Cash2:26
6."My Heart Cries for You"Percy Faith, Carl Sigman3:13
7."Anytime"Herbert "Happy" Lawson2:22
8."Shutters and Boards"John Turner2:53
9."Blue, Blue Day"Don Gibson1:49
10."Singing the Blues"Melvin Endsley2:10
11."Hey, Good Lookin'"Williams1:46
12."Ain't Gonna Try Anymore"Clint Ballard2:19

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Dean "Tex" Martin: Country Style at AllMusic
  2. ^ Dean "Tex" Martin: Country Style - Awards at AllMusic
  3. ^ Dean "Tex" Martin: Country Style - Releases at AllMusic
  4. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (26 January 1963). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 33–. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 12 August 2013.