1990 Dwight Yoakam – If There Was A Way

If There Was A Way is the fourth album by Dwight Yoakam. Five of its tracks would rise into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1991 and 1992. They were “Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose” at No. 11, “You’re the One” at No. 5, “Nothing’s Changed Here” at No. 15, “It Only Hurts When I Cry” at No. 7 “Send a Message to My Heart”, (a duet with fellow Pikeville, Kentucky native Patty Loveless) at No. 47, and finally the No. 18 “The Heart That You Own”. “Takes a Lot to Rock You” was also made into a music video. The album rose to No. 7 on the Country Albums chart


1  The Distance Between You And Me (Dwight Yoakam) 02:42
2  The Heart That You Own (Dwight Yoakam) 03:10
3  Takes A Lot To Rock You (Dwight Yoakam) 03:09
4  Nothing’s Changed Here (Dwight Yoakam; Kostas) 02:58
5  Sad, Sad Music (Dwight Yoakam) 03:44
6  Since I Started Drinkin’ Again (Dwight Yoakam) 03:43
7  If There Was A Way (Dwight Yoakam) 02:56
8  Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn It Loose (Kostas; Wayland Patton) 05:42
9  It Only Hurts When I Cry (Dwight Yoakam; Roger Miller) 02:35
10  Send A Message To My Heart (Kathy Louvin; Kostas) 03:15
11  I Don’t Need It Done (John Sieger) 04:45
12  You’re The One (Dwight Yoakam) 03:56
13  Dangerous Man (Dwight Yoakam) 04:16
14  Let’s Work Together (Wilbert Harrison) 03:34



BassTaras Prodaniuk
DrumsJeff Donovan
Acoustic BassChuck Domanico
Pedal Steel GuitarAl Perkins
Pedal Steel GuitarTom Brumley
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarDwight Yoakam
BanjoAl Perkins
DobroAl Perkins
MandolinScott Joss
MandolinTim O’Brien
KeyboardsSkip Edwards
FiddleDon Reed
FiddleScott Joss
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAmy Ray
Background VocalsEmily Saliers
Background VocalsJim Lauderdale
Background VocalsRoger Miller
Background VocalsTim O’Brien
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
VocalsDwight Yoakam

Liner Notes

Producer – Pete Anderson
Producer (Assistant) – Dusty Wakeman
Arranged By – Pete Anderson
Arranged By (Strings) – William Ross
Conductor (Strings) – William Ross
Engineer – Dusty Wakeman
Engineer – Peter Doell
Engineer (Additional) – Kevin Reeves, Ray Blair
Engineer (Assistant) – Denny Thomas, Leslie Ann Jones, Lori Fumar
Mixed By – David Leonard

Art Direction – Dwight Yoakam, Kim Champagne
Design – Leslie Wintner
Photography By – Randee St. Nicholas

Recorded At – Capitol Studios
Mixed At – The Grey Room
Remixed At – Precision Lacquer
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.