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Boots Too Big to Fill: A Tribute to Gene Autry

 

Released:
May 2007

Label:
Rainy Day Records

Some of the greatest names in music have come together to celebrate Gene Autry's 100th birthday with this special tribute album.

Recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles by artists who grew up admiring Gene, and a few who even knew the Cowboy personally, Boots Too Big to Fill highlights songs that Gene wrote, made into big hits, and ones he featured in his movies, radio shows, and TV series. Rather than re-create the songs the way Gene performed them, the producers let each song tell them how it wanted to be sung and played by these world-class artists and musicians of today.

Track Listing

  1. Back in the Saddle Again (3:00)
    (Gene Autry/Ray Whitley)
    Charlie Daniels
  2. Mule Train (3:35)
    (Fred Clickman/Hy Heath/Johnny Lange)
    Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives
  3. Oklahoma Hills (3:00)
    (Woody Guthrie/Leon Jerry Guthrie)
    Vince Gill
  4. That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine (3:12)
    (Gene Autry/Jimmy Long)
    Restless Heart
  5. My Alabama Home/My Home's in Alabama (3:08)
    (Gene Autry)/(Randy Owen/Teddy Wayne Gentry)
    Randy Owen Duet with Gene Autry
  6. Mexicali Rose (3:08)
    (Helen Stone/Jack B. Tenny)
    Glen Campbell
  7. Somebody Bigger Than You and I (4:02)
    (J. Francis Burke/Hy Heath/Johnny Lange)
    Kim Mclean
  8. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) (2:26)
    (Gene Autry/Oakley Haldeman)
    John Anderson
  9. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (3:53)
    (Scott Wiseman)
    T. Graham Brown
  10. You're the Only Star in My Blue Heaven (3:08)
    (Gene Autry)
    Pam Tillis
  11. Lonely River (2:55)
    (Gene Autry/Fred Rose/Ray Whitley)
    Riders in the Sky
  12. Let the Rest of the World Go By (2:16)
    (Ernest R. Ball/j. Keirn Brennan)
    Jim Lauderdale
  13. South of the Border (3:40)
    (Michael Carr/James B. Kennedy)
    The Time Jumpers
  14. Be Honest with Me (2:37)
    (Gene Autry/Fred Rose)
    Charlotte Autry
  15. Gene Autry's Cowboy Code (2:20)
    (Gene Autry)
    Alan Autry
  16. Ridin' Down the Canyon (3:36)
    (Gene Autry/Smiley Burnette)
    Ian Tyson
  17. Vaya Con Dios (4:08)
    (Inez James/Buddy Pepper/Larry Russell)
    Connie Smith
  18. Bonus Track
    Don't Fence Me In (3:20)
    (Cole Porter/Robert Fletcher)
    The Texoma All-Stars
  19. Bonus Track
    Saddle Pal of Mine (2:39)
    (Joe Johnston/Charlotte Autry)
    The Flyin' A Singers, With Charlotte Autry And Tim Buppert

Notes & Background Information

Executive Producers: Lester and Patty Autry
Executive Producer for Rainy Day Records: Richard Bridge
Executive Producer for Gene Autry Entertainment: Karla Buhlman
Producer: Joe Johnston

© 2007, Rainy Day Records, Inc.

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