1994 George Jones – Bradley’s Barn Sessions

The Bradley Barn Sessions is a duet album released in 1994 by American country music artist George Jones.

The concept behind The Bradley Barn Sessions was to place Jones in the hands of traditionalist country producer Brian Ahern, record at Owen Bradley’s legendary studios, compile a selection of the singer’s greatest hits, and have him sing duets with not just some of the biggest names in country but also pop music as well. Although the album – Jones fourth for MCA – did not break the top twenty on Billboards country albums chart, peaking at 23, it features the first recorded duet between the singer and his ex-wife Tammy Wynette since their 1981 LP Together Again. The only single release from the album was “A Good Year For The Roses”, a collaboration with Alan Jackson. As Jones noted in his autobiography two years later, “After the duets album was released, radio didn’t know what to do with it…Alan was white-hot on the radio, and programmers wanted his voice. But some didn’t want his if they had to take mine. The vast majority of Alan’s other single records have gone to number one. His duet with me was his first not to crack the top 50.” It actually peaked at number 57. In June 1995, the song won the Music City News Country Awards “Vocal Collaboration of the Year”.

Tracks

1 I’m A One Woman Man 2:47
2 A Good Year For The Roses 3:38
3
Why Baby Why 2:33
4 Golden Ring 3:04
5 Say It’s Not You 2:58
6 The Love Bug 2:28
7 Where Grass Won’t Grow 3:52
8 The Race Is On 2:29
9 Bartender’s Blues 3:54
10 White Lightnin’ 3:31
11 Good Ones And Bad Ones 3:08

1 I’m A One Woman Man (feat Marty Stewart)

Bass Glenn Worf
Drums Eddie Bayers
Guitar Marty Stuart
Acoustic Guitar Richard Bennett
Acoustic Guitar Mac McAnally
Fiddle Ricky Skaggs
Piano Pig Robbins

2 A Good Year For The Roses (feat Alan Jackson)

Bass Glenn Worf
Drums Harry Stinson
Guitar Brent Rowan
Acoustic Guitar Ricky Skaggs
Acoustic Guitar Mac McAnally
Steel Guitar Tommy Spurlock
Mandolin Marty Stuart
Fiddle Ricky Skaggs
Piano Glen Hardin

3 Why Baby Why (feat Ricky Skaggs)

Drums Eddie Bayers
Guitar John Jennings
Acoustic Guitar Mac McAnally
Acoustic Guitar Ricky Skaggs
Steel Guitar Tommy Spurlock
Piano Glen Hardin

4 Golden Ring (feat Tammy Wynette)

Bass David Hungate
Drums Harry Stinson
Acoustic Guitar Richard Bennett
Acoustic Guitar Vince Gill
Steel Guitar John Hughey
Piano Leon Russell
Background Vocals Ricky Skaggs

5 Say It’s Not You (feat Keith Richards)

Bass Glenn Worf
Drums Eddie Bayers
Guitar Keith Richards
Guitar James Burton
Acoustic Guitar Brian Ahern
Acoustic Guitar Emmylou Harris
Acoustic Guitar Mac McAnally
Steel Guitar Paul Franklin
Piano Leon Russell
Fiddle Ricky Skaggs

6 The Love Bug (feat Vince Gill)

Bass David Hungate
Drums Harry Stinson
Guitar Vince Gill
Acoustic Guitar Brian Ahern
Acoustic Guitar Richard Bennett
Steel Guitar John Hughey
Fiddle Ricky Skaggs
Piano Leon Russell

7 Where Grass Won’t Grow (feat Trisha Yearwood,Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton)

Bass Glenn Worf
Drums Eddie Bayers
Guitar Vince Gill
Acoustic Guitar Brian Ahern
Acoustic Guitar Mac McAnally
Steel Guitar Paul Franklin
Piano Glen Hardin
Fiddle Ricky Skaggs

8 The Race Is On (feat Travis Tritt)

Drums Eddie Bayers
Guitar Brent Rowan
Acoustic Guitar Mac McAnally
Piano Glen Hardin
Fiddle Ricky Skaggs
Steel Guitar Tommy Spurlock
Background Vocals Ricky Skaggs

9 Bartender’s Blues (feat Trisha Yearwood)

Drums Eddie Bayers
Bass Glenn Worf
Acoustic Guitar Brian Ahern
Acoustic Guitar Mac McAnally
Piano Glen Hardin
Fiddle Ricky Skaggs
Steel Guitar Tommy Spurlock

10 White Lightnin’ (feat Mark Knopfler)

Bass Brian Ahern
Bass Glenn Worf
Drums Eddie Bayers
Guitar Mark Knopfler
Guitar Vince Gill
Acoustic Guitar Mac McAnally
Steel Guitar Paul Franklin
Mandolin Marty Stuart
Fiddle Ricky Skaggs
Piano Pig Robbins

11 Good Ones And Bad Ones (feat Mark Chestnutt)

Bass David Hungate
Drums Harry Stinson
Guitar James Burton
Acoustic Guitar Brian Ahern
Acoustic Guitar Richard Bennett
Steel Guitar Tommy Spurlock
Mandolin Randy Howard
Piano Leon Russell
Fiddle Ricky Skaggs