|Released March 21, 1989|
Producer Wendy Waldman
|Recorded June 1988 - October 1988
Syncrosound Studios, Tennessee|
Genre Country (New Traditionalist)
Somewhere Between is the debut studio album by the American country music singer-songwriter Suzy Bogguss, released on March 21, 1989 through Capitol Records. Preceded by the singles "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" and "Somewhere Between", the album reached number 41 on the Billboard Top Country Albums during its 37-week chart stay. The album's third single "Cross My Broken Heart" peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Following the album's success, Bogguss was named the Academy of Country Music's Top New Female Vocalist.
- Background and recording
- Promotional video
- Track listing
- Additional musicians
- Recording personnel
The album is titled after Merle Haggard's song "Somewhere Between", initially released in 1967 on the album Branded Man.
Background and recording
The songs "Hopeless Romantic", "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" and "Somewhere Between" predate the LP by some years. "Hopeless Romantic" was a song written by Doug Crider, which Bogguss produced and recorded in her demo tape while working as singer at the Dollywood theme park. After Bogguss met Crider, the two eventually married in November 1986. When Wendy Waldman was advanced by Capitol Records as a possible producer, Bogguss found that it was "hard to be totally objective." Although Bogguss was impressed with several male producers who were considered, she decided on having Waldman as producer. Upon discovering a record of "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart", Bogguss learned the song's yodel by working on it repeatedly until she eventually imitated it.
The only music video made to promote the album was the titular song, "Somewhere Between". Directed by Armanda Costanza and released in 1988, the video opens with a solo performance by Suzy Bogguss on her instrument at SyncroSound Studios (now known as 615 Music Studios), where the album was recorded. The performance fades to Bogguss leaving a car belonging to her boyfriend and walking alone dejectedly before returning to the solo performance. Next, it fades into Bogguss spending time in the park with her dog as well as her boyfriend, portrayed by Billy Dean, before returning again to the solo performance for the second chorus. During the instrumental break, Bogguss watches her boyfriend leave in his car before fading back to the performance again for the second verse. Bogguss and her boyfriend take photos of themselves in the park, followed by Bogguss singing by herself. The scene reverts to the solo performance once again for the finale. In the closing seconds of the video, the studio's engineer finishes recording and gives positive comments on her performance.