Warner Bros. Nashville
Rich Rocks (EP)
| March 24, 2009 (2009-03-24)|
For the Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin song, see "Son of a Preacher Man."
Son of a Preacher Man is the second solo studio album by American country music artist John Rich, one half of the duo Big & Rich. Rich wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album. Originally slated for a May 2009 release on Warner Bros. Records, the same label to which Big & Rich are signed, Son of a Preacher Man was released on March 24, 2009.
Son of a Preacher Man (album) Wikipedia
The first single released from the album, "Another You", debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at number 51 for the week of January 24, 2009. The song's chart run was supplanted by "Shuttin' Detroit Down", a last-minute addition to the album.
"Shuttin' Detroit Down" was not originally planned to be included on Son of a Preacher Man. Rich co-wrote the song with fellow country singer John Anderson, and sent the song to radio in late January 2009, thus halting the chart run of "Another You". "Shuttin' Detroit Down" debuted at number 34 on the country charts, giving Rich his first solo Top 40 single of his career. It reached a peak of number 12 after nine weeks on the chart. After the release of "Shuttin' Detroit Down", the album's release date was moved up to March.
"The Good Lord and the Man" is the third release to radio from Son of a Preacher Man. The single debuted at number 59 on the Hot Country Songs chart for the chart week of July 4, 2009. The single received a thumbs-down from Karlie Justus of Engine 145, who said, "Unfortunately, whatever authentic patriotism Rich conjures up in the opening verses is instantly discredited by the song’s uncomfortably off-putting chorus. Rich doesn’t effectively channel the emotions his grandfather’s service evokes within him and his phrasing and lyrics end up straining both rhythmically and logically to make his points." After a short chart run, it reached a peak of number 56.
All tracks written by John Rich and Vicky McGehee unless otherwise noted.Max Abrams - saxophone
Roy Agee - horn arrangements, trombone
Larry Babb - drums
Jimmy Bowland - flute
Mike Brignardello - bass guitar
Eric Darken - percussion
Shannon Forrest - drums
Wes Hightower - background vocals
Mike Johnson - pedal steel guitar
Liana Manis - background vocals
Steve Patrick - trumpet
Mark Petaccia - percussion
Ethan Pilzer - bass guitar
Danny Rader - acoustic guitar
John Rich - lead vocals
Mike Rojas - Hammond B-3 organ, piano, synthesizer
Adam Shoenfeld - electric guitar
John Willis - acoustic guitar
Gretchen Wilson - background vocals
Glenn Worf - bass guitar
Jonathan Yudkin - banjo, cello, fiddle, mandolin, octophone, string bass, string arrangements, viola, violin