1980 Eddie Rabbitt – Horizon

Horizon is the sixth studio album of country artist Eddie Rabbitt. It was released in 1980 under the Elektra Records label. The album produced two singles, both of which reached number one on country charts. The lead-off single “Drivin’ My Life Away” reached number 5 on the Billboard 100 and 9 the Adult Contemporary chart. The other single, “I Love a Rainy Night” reached number one on all three charts, the only single in Rabbitt’s career to ever do so.

Horizon reached number one on country album charts and ultimately reached platinum status. Allmusic retrospectively gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5 and praised the tracks on side one for their “sun-inspired, guitar-based productions, heavy on the echo” but described the second side as being “a bit ballad-heavy.” The review described the album as a “rockabilly release”. In 2009, the full album was released in CD format.

The track “747” on this album is not the same as the much later Lady Antebellum version of the track of the same title for their 2014 album also entitled 747.


I Love A Rainy Night (David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt, Even Stevens) 3:11
2  747 (Eddie Rabbitt) 3:02
Drivin\’ My Life Away (David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt, Even Stevens) 3:03
4  Short Road To Love (Eddie Rabbitt, Even Stevens) 2:41
5  Rockin\’ With My Baby (David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt, Even Stevens) 2:27
6  I Need To Fall In Love Again (Paul Overstreet, Even Stevens) 2:33
7  So Deep In Your Love (David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt, Even Stevens) 3:31
8  What Will I Write (David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt, Even Stevens) 3:01
9  Pretty Lady (David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt, Even Stevens) 3:26
10  Just The Way It Is (Eddie Rabbitt, Even Stevens) 3:46


BassDon Barrett
BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJames Stroud
GuitarLarry Byrom
GuitarNorbert Putnam
Acoustic GuitarEddie Rabbitt
KeyboardsRandy McCormick
PianoAlan Feingold
PercussionJames Stroud
PercussionFarrell Morris
Background VocalsDavid Malloy
Background VocalsPaul Overstreet
Background VocalsSherry Grooms
VocalsEddie Rabbitt

Other Musicians

Liner Notes

Producer – David Malloy
Arranged By (String Arrangements) – Larry Muhoberac, Randy McCormick
Engineer – Peter Granet
Engineer (Assistant) – Carla Frederick, David Giorgini, David Leonard, Greg Edward, Steve Goostree
Management – Scotti Brothers Artists Management, Stan Moress
Mastered By – Mike Reese

Photography By – Beverly Parker

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Recorded At – Caribou Ranch
Recorded At – Woodland Studios
Remixed At – The Village Recorder
Remixed At – Sunset Sound
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
Published By – DebDave Music, Inc.
Published By – Briarpatch Music Inc.