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Somewhere Between

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Released  March 21, 1989
Label  Capitol
Length  32:50
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.


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.

Promotional video

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.

Track listing

LP edition


  • Suzy Bogguss — vocals
  • Additional musicians

  • Eddie Bayers — drums
  • Craig Bickhardt — backing vocals
  • Jerry Douglas — dobro
  • Paul Franklin — pedal steel guitar, pedal dobro
  • Vince Gill —backing vocals
  • Rob Hajacos — fiddle (5)
  • Mac McAnally — backing vocals
  • Terry McMillan — percussion
  • Tony Migliore — accordion
  • Craig Nelson — bass
  • Mark O'Connor — mandolin, fiddle
  • Gary Prim — keyboards (9)
  • Matt Rollings — keyboards
  • Harry Stinson — backing vocals
  • Wendy Waldman — backing vocals
  • Recording personnel

  • Jeff Geidt — assistant engineer
  • Daniel Johnston — assistant engineer
  • Ken Love — mastering engineer
  • Eric Prestidge — mixer, mastering engineer
  • Dennis Ritchie — additional recording
  • Wendy Waldman — producer
  • John Wiles — recording engineer
  • References

    Somewhere Between Wikipedia