The Nashville Sessions (Dean Martin album)

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The Nashville Sessions
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 15, 1983
RecordedJanuary 17–21, 1983, Masterfonics, Nashville[1]
GenreTraditional pop music, Country pop
LabelWarner Bros. - WB-1-23870-1
ProducerJimmy Bowen
Dean Martin chronology
Once in a While
The Nashville Sessions
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

The Nashville Sessions is a 1983 studio album by Dean Martin, produced by Jimmy Bowen.[2][3][4][5][6] This was Martin's last album.[1]

The album consists of country standards, recorded in country pop arrangements.[2]

Martin sang two of the songs in duet, "My First Country Song" with Conway Twitty, and "Everybody's Had the Blues" with Merle Haggard.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Old Bones" (John Hadley)
  2. "Everybody's Had the Blues" (Merle Haggard)
  3. "Don't Give Up on Me" (Ben Peters)
  4. "In Love Up to My Heart" (Chester Lester)
  5. "Shoulder to Shoulder" (Dallas Frazier)
  6. "Since I Met You Baby" (Ivory Joe Hunter)
  7. "My First Country Song" (Conway Twitty)
  8. "Drinking Champagne" (Bill Mack)
  9. "Hangin' Around" (Chip Hardy, Janis Carnes, Rick Carnes)
  10. "Love Put a Song in My Heart" (Ben Peters)


  • Reggie Young, Billy Joe Walker, Jr. - guitar
  • Jimmy Capps - acoustic guitar
  • John Hughey, Sonny Garrish - steel guitar
  • David Hungate - bass
  • David Briggs, Alan Moore - keyboards
  • Buddy Spicher - fiddle
  • Kieran Kane - mandolin
  • James Stroud - drums
  • Denis Solee, Sam Levine - horns
  • Carol Chase, Dennis Wilson, Diane Tidwell, Donna Sheridan, Doug Clements, Gary Janney, Karen Taylor, Lisa Silver, Lori Brooks, Louis Nunley, Philip Forrest, Sherilyn Huffman, Terry Dearmore, Tom Brannon - backing vocals
  • Nashville String Machine - strings
  • Al De Lory - string arrangements
  • Carl Gorodetzky - concertmaster


  1. ^ a b c Nick Tosches (13 April 1999). Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams. Random House Publishing Group. p. 427. ISBN 978-0-385-33429-7. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Cite error: The named reference Allmusic was invoked but never defined
  3. ^ "The Nashville Sessions". Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  4. ^ "The Nashville Sessions". Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  5. ^ "The Nashville Sessions". Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Dean Martin– The Nashville Sessions". Retrieved 1 December 2013.