The Mountain (Steve Earle album)
|Studio album by Steve Earle|
|Released||23 February 1999|
|Producer||Steve Earle, Ray Kennedy, Ronnie McCoury|
|Steve Earle chronology|
|All Things Considered||(favorable)link|
|The Music Box||link|
|Rolling Stone||(favorable) link|
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).
All tracks composed by Steve Earle
- "Texas Eagle"
- "Yours Forever Blue"
- "Carrie Brown"
- "I'm Still in Love With You" (Duet with Iris DeMent)
- "The Graveyard Shift"
- "Harlan Man"
- "The Mountain"
- "Outlaw's Honeymoon"
- "Connemara Breakdown"
- "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|
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||19|
|U.S. Billboard 200||133|
|Canadian RPM Country Albums||14|