My Life's Been a Country Song

My Life's Been a Country Song

by Chris Cagle



For his fourth album, Chris Cagle has delivered a mostly high-octane workout heavy on the wailing guitars and thundering percussion of '80s arena rock, all in service to the committed performance of meaty songs. Certainly he's singing with an urgency uncommon to his earlier efforts. Even a relatively low-key love song, "If It Isn't One Thing," has an undercurrent of smoldering tension in Cagle's intense, testifying vocal and the edgy electric guitar lines snaking through the arrangement before soaring up and away in the choruses. There's also a kind of bent sense of humor surfacing here, especially in the driving lead-off song, "What Kind of Gone," in which Cagle, supported by a clever arrangement that favors tough rock guitars but is punctuated by a banjo plunking away in the background, muses over the various definitions of "gone" after his girl takes a powder on him. Another kind of gone is contemplated in the stomping, guitar-driven pulse of "Never Ever Gone," with Cagle lamenting the gal he can't get out of his mind, "no matter how hard I try to turn it off." Ever the romantic, though, the old boy concludes on an optimistic note in the booming power ballad "Change Me": "You can do anything you need / baby, I want to believe / your love can save me." Co-produced by Cagle and the estimable Scott Hendricks, My Life's Been a Country Song puts the music and the message together in compelling fashion. Chris Cagle is on the verge of something big.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/2008
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0094638810629
catalogNumber: 88106

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Cagle   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Drums
Gordon Mote   Piano,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Harry Stinson   Background Vocals
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle,Mandolin
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Neil Thrasher   Background Vocals
Troy Lancaster   Electric Guitar
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac   Electric Guitar
John Carroll   Electric Guitar
John Carroll   Electric Guitar
Mike Johnson   Lap Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Andy Childs   Composer
Chip Davis   Composer
John Wiggins   Composer
Scott Hendricks   Producer,overdub engineer,Audio Production
Justin Niebank   Engineer
George Teren   Composer
Craig Wiseman   Composer
Rhett Akins   Composer
Neil Thrasher   Composer
Brett James   Composer
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Drew Bollman   Engineer
Wendell Mobley   Composer
Steve Mandile   Composer
Chris Cagle   Producer,Audio Production
Monty Criswell   Composer
Blair Daly   Composer
Dave Berg   Composer
Clayton Mills   Composer
Joanna Carter   Art Direction
Michelle Hall   Art Direction
Candy Cameron   Composer
Gregory Becker   Composer

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My Life's Been a Country Song 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is going to be GREAT!! We Cagleheads have waited so long for it to be finished.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this whole cd. My favorite songs would have to be "I Don't Wanna Live" and "Keep Me From Loving You" im not too crazy about "Change Me" but that may be the sample, the song could be a whole lot better. His voice sounds great and i believe that Chris Cagle is back to stay in the music business. He will go number one and i believe he has about 2 number one hits that are pretty powerful but about 6 that could be top 5. WAY TO GO CHRIS this is my favorite album of all time by you or any other artist ive listened to these samples MANY times over
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a PROUD CAGLEHEAD that is very excited about this new cd that I just know is going to get Chris noticed. Lisa
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Cagleheads have been waiting a long time for this album!!! I hope this album pushes him to the top where we know he deserves to be!! Good Luck Chris!! We love ya!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The samples of this album really makes me excited for the release. I am really hoping that this CD will take Chris to the next level of stardom. He is in great voice, has great songs and the support of his fans so here's hopin'!
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG........I'm so excited about this new CD from Chris Cagle. The clips sound so AWESOME. And I love his "What Kinda Gone". Thank you so much. ~ Eddie in Nashville
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to hear the full versions of these songs. It sounds like it's going to be another great album form CC.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this album will SOAR Chris to where we as Cagleheads know he deserves to be. Good Luck Chris, it's a powerful album
Anonymous More than 1 year ago