1979 Richard Fagan – Richard Fagan

Richard Fagan (born April 24, 1947) is an American songwriter and musician. He has had six top ten singles and 18 charted singles on the Billboard Country charts. Fagan’s songs have been recorded by Neil Diamond, George Strait, John Michael Montgomery, Clay Walker, Ricochet, Hank Williams, Jr., George Jones, Shania Twain, Patty Loveless, Collin Raye, Shenandoah, The Crickets, Jason & the Scorchers, The Blues Brothers Band and many others.

In 1979 his song “The Good Lord Loves You” was recorded by Neil Diamond and released on the September Morn album. The song charted in the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 67 in April 1980. Fagan accomplished nine Billboard Country chart singles in the 1990s including two of John Michael Montgomery’s number one singles: Be My Baby Tonight and Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident). Fagan had three additional songs on the Billboard Country charts in the 2000s, including the song “Why Can’t We All Just Get a Long Neck?” that appears on the Hank Williams, Jr. album, I’m One of You.


1  Don\’t Bother Coming Up, I\’m Coming Down (Richard Fagan ) 4:13
2  I Can Make You Feel Alright (Richard Fagan ) 3:36
3  Time Slips Through My Fingers (Richard Fagan ) 3:56
4  You Better Run (Bob Gaudio, J Parker) 4:02
5  Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) (C Walker) 3:21
6  Rhythm Of The Rails (Richard Fagan ) 4:51
7  Snowblind (Richard Fagan ) 4:25
8  Down The Highway (Richard Fagan ) 3:56
9  Sexy Rock\’n\’roll (Richard Fagan ) 4:31



BassMike Millwood
DrumsDave Morby
GuitarKevin Russell
Acoustic GuitarRichard Fagan
Hammond OrganJerry Corbetta
KeyboardsJerry Corbetta
KeyboardsBob Gaudio
SynthesizerJerry Corbetta
SynthesizerBob Gaudio
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsVenetta Fields

Other Musicians

1 Don\’t Bother Coming Up, I\’m Coming Down

Bass David Hungate

Liner Notes