On Purpose Liner Notes


On Purpose

A special thanks to everyone listed in the credits. It’s a long list and I couldn’t have made this album without you; cowriters, band mates, session players, engineers, instrument techs, photography team, art team, accountants, agents, attorneys, management team, record company staff, press agents, publishing administrators and friends. I’m one of the fortunate artists who gets to have a team like you and I'm grateful. 

And to the fans; You truly make it worthwhile. I’ve played music for nobody before and it’s not nearly as much fun! Thanks for following me down the blacktop, for buying the music and for coming to the live shows. Without you, this huge team of people would have no reason to do what we do.   

A special thanks to my beautiful wife Lisa, for once again gracing my record with her beautiful voice. You definitely still get to me! And to our daughter, Lily for her inspiration on, “Breathing Air” and so much more. 

I feel very lucky to still have my mother and three older brothers around to share this with. Thanks for all your love and encouragement, right from the start. 

It is to my late father, G A that I dedicate this album. I would’ve liked to have shared one more album with you dad but alas, the clock ran out. I sometimes imagine you're out there, just beyond the spotlights, listening for your favorites.

With special appreciation, I’d also like to thank;

My band and crew: Hayden Nicholas, Jake Willemain, Dick Gay, Dwain Rowe, Bryan Austin, Dan Kelly, Zack Berry, Zachary Berry, Otto Cook and John Giles

My Management team at The Collective: Brinson Strickland, Craig Dunn, Rachel Cunningham and Kendall Durkee

Cass Scripps and the team at APA

Paul Freundlich and PFA Media

Joe Glaser, Hunter Allen, Tom Barkstrom, Charlie Lonsdorf, Scott Holyfield and Nick Drushel at Glaser Instruments

Tom Anderson, Roy Fought, Rachel Williams and Laurie Berg at Anderson Guitar Works

Randall Wixen and Jennifer Soumi at Wixen Music Publishing

Ernie Ball, Sam Lipshie, Melissa Ballengee Alexander, Joel Eckert  Phillip Margolius, Jennifer Margolius Fischer and Kevin Huber.

Many thanks to my pals Big & Rich for bringing the Circus to town!

 

With Love, and On Purpose,
Clint Black   

 

Produced by Clint Black
Recorded at Black’s Lab in Nashville, TN (except where noted)
Engineered and Mixed by Ricky Cobble
Recording Assistance by Zachary Berry
Mastered by Hank Williams at Mastermix in Nashville, TN
Production Coordination by Zack Berry
All songs © 2015 Blackened Music (BMI)

 

“TIME FOR THAT”
Written and Produced By Clint Black (Blackened Music (BMI)) and Frank Rogers (Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP))
Engineered by Richard Barrow/Neal Cappelino/Justin Niebank
Digital Editing by Brian David Willis, Assisted by Jeremy Brown
Recording Assistance by Drew Bollman
Production Assistant: Courtney Christ

Clint Black – Vocals/Electric Guitars/Baritone Guitar
Gordon Mote - Piano
Michael Rhodes - Bass
Shannon Forrest - Drums
Ilya Toshinski- Banjo/Acoustic Guitar
Bryan Sutton - Mandolin
Stuart Duncan - Fiddle
Eric Darken - Percussion
Tania Hancheroff – Background Vocals
Wes Hightower - Background Vocals 

 

"BETTER AND WORSE"
Written By Clint Black (Blackened Music (BMI)) and Frank Rogers (Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP))
Recorded at Groove Masters in Santa Monica, CA
Engineered by Elliot Scheiner
Additional Engineering by Julian King
Recording Assistance by Bil Lane/Rich Tosi

Clint Black – Vocals/Electric and Slide Guitar/Harmonica
Matt Rollings - Keyboards
Leland Sklar - Bass
John Ferarro - Drums
Ilya Toshinski - Banjo
Tania Hancheroff – Background Vocals
Perry Coleman - Background Vocals 

 

"SUMMERTIME SONG"
Written By Clint Black (Blackened Music (BMI))
Recorded at Village Studios in LA, CA
Engineered by Ryan Hewitt/Ricky Cobble/Julian King

Clint Black – Vocals/Electric Guitar
Hayden Nicholas – Electric Slide Guitar
Matt Rollings - Keyboards
Leland Sklar - Bass
John Robinson - Drums
Dean Parks – Acoustic/Electric Guitar
Glen Duncan – Fiddle
Brent Mason – Electric Guitar
Tania Hancheroff – Background Vocals
Perry Coleman - Background Vocals

 

"ONLY ONE WAY TO LIVE"
Written By Clint Black (Blackened Music (BMI)) and Steve Wariner (Steve Wariner Music (BMI))
Recorded at Groove Masters in Santa Monica, CA
Engineered by Elliot Scheiner
Additional Engineering by Julian King
Recording Assistance by Bil Lane/Rich Tosi

Clint Black – Vocals/Electric and Slide Guitar
Matt Rollings - Keyboards
Leland Sklar - Bass
John Ferraro - Drums
Dean Parks - Acoustic Guitar
Brent Mason - Electric Guitar
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Tania Hancheroff – Background Vocals
Perry Coleman - Background Vocals

 

"DOING IT NOW FOR LOVE"
Written By Clint Black (Blackened Music (BMI)) and Hayden Nicholas (Blackened Music (BMI))

Clint Black – Vocals/Electric Guitar
Dane Bryant - Piano
Jake Willemain - Bass
Lonnie Wilson - Drums
B. James Lowry – Acoustic Guitar
Brent Mason - Electric Guitar
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Russell Terrell – Background Vocals
Wes Hightower - Background Vocals 

 

"YOU STILL GET TO ME"
Written By Clint Black (Blackened Music (BMI)) and Victoria Shaw (Multisongs / Avaru Music, Inc.  (SESAC))
Recorded at Groove Masters in Santa Monica, CA
Engineered by Elliot Scheiner
Recording Assistance by Bil Lane/Rich Tosi

Clint Black – Vocals/Electric and Slide Guitar
Lisa Hartman Black - Vocals
Matt Rollings - Keyboards
Leland Sklar - Bass
John Robinson - Drums
Dean Parks - Electric Guitar 

 

"RIGHT ON TIME"
Written By Clint Black (Blackened Music (BMI)) and Steve Wariner (Steve Wariner Music (BMI))
Additional Engineering by Lowell Reynolds

Clint Black – Vocals
Hayden Nicholas - Electric Guitar
Matt Rollings - Keyboards
Jimmy Carter - Bass
Shannon Forrest - Drums
B. James Lowry – Acoustic Guitar
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Glen Duncan - Fiddle
Tania Hancheroff – Background Vocals
John Wesley Ryles – Background Vocals

 

"CALLING IT NEWS"
Written By Clint Black (Blackened Music (BMI)) and Hayden Nicholas (Blackened Music (BMI))

Clint Black – Vocals/Electric Guitar
Hayden Nicholas – Electric Slide Guitar
Dwain Rowe - Keyboards
Jake Willemain - Bass
Lonnie Wilson - Drums
Eric Darken - Percussion
John Wesley Ryles – Background Vocals
Wes Hightower – Background Vocals

  

"MAKING YOU SMILE"
Written By Clint Black (Blackened Music (BMI))
Produced by Clint Black and James Stroud

Clint Black – Vocals/Slide Guitar
Dane Bryant - Keyboards
Jake Willemain - Bass
Brent Mason - Electric Guitar
Shannon Forrest - Drums
Biff Watson – Acoustic Guitar
Wes Hightower - Background Vocals
Russell Terrell - Background Vocals

 

"STAY GONE"
Written By Clint Black (Blackened Music (BMI)) and Phil O’Donnel (Sixteenstars/Rooster Pecked (BMI)) 

Clint Black – Vocals/Electric Guitars
Matt Rollings - Keyboards
Jimmy Carter - Bass
Shannon Forrest - Drums
B. James Lowry – Acoustic Guitar
Tania Hancheroff – Background Vocals
John Wesley Ryles – Background Vocals
Steve Dorff - String Arrangement

 

"BREATHING AIR"
Written By Clint Black (Blackened Music (BMI)) and Frank Rogers (Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP))
Recorded at Groove Masters in Santa Monica, CA
Engineered by Elliot Scheiner
Additional Engineering by Julian King
Recording Assistance by Bil Lane/Rich Tosi

Clint Black – Vocals/Slide Guitar/Acoustic Guitar
Matt Rollings - Keyboards
Leland Sklar - Bass
John Ferarro - Drums
Larry Franklin – Fiddle/Mandolin
Tania Hancheroff – Background Vocals
Perry Coleman - Background Vocals

 

"BEER"
Written By Clint Black (Blackened Music (BMI)) and Bill Anderson (Sony/ATV Tree publishing / Mr. Bubba Music (BMI)) and Bob DiPiero (Sony/ATV Tree publishing / Love Monkey Music (BMI))
Engineered by Julian King
Recording Assistance by Jake Burns

Clint Black – Vocals/Electric Guitars/Slide Guitar/Baritone Guitar
John Rich – Vocals (Recorded at The Record Shop, Nashville, TN/Engineered by Sean Giovani)
Big Kenny – Vocals (Recorded at Last Dollar, Nashville, TN/Engineered by Austin Atwood)
Michael Rhodes - Bass
Lonnie Wilson - Drums
Ilya Toshinski - Ganjo
Biff Watson – Acoustic Guitar
Tania Hancheroff – Background Vocals
Perry Coleman - Background Vocals

 

"THE TROUBLE"
Written By Clint Black (Blackened Music (BMI))
Recorded at Groove Masters in Santa Monica, CA
Engineered by Elliot Scheiner
Additional Engineering by Julian King
Recording Assistance by Bil Lane/Rich Tosi

Clint Black – Vocals/Electric and Slide Guitar
Matt Rollings - Keyboards
Leland Sklar - Bass
John Ferarro - Drums
Dean Parks - Acoustic Guitar
Brent Mason - Electric Guitar
Larry Franklin - Fiddle
Tania Hancheroff – Background Vocals
Perry Coleman - Background Vocals

 

"THE LAST DAY"
Written By Clint Black (Blackened Music (BMI)) and Hayden Nicholas (Blackened Music (BMI))
Recorded at Ocean Way Studios in LA, CA
Engineered by John Guess

Clint Black – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Hayden Nicholas – Nylon String Guitar
Matt Rollings - Keyboards
Neil Stubenhaus - Bass
Victor Indrizzo - Drums
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Lenny Castro – Percussion
Steve Dorff - Orchestral Arrangement

 

LA Orchestra (Recorded at Ocean Way Studios in LA, CA)
Arranged and Conducted by Steve Dorff
Contracted by Shari Sutcliff
Copyist – Joseph McGuire

 

Violins – Joel Derouin, Mario DeLeon, Eun Mee Ahn, Charles Bisharat, Tamara Hatwan, Natalie Leggett, Serena McKinney, Katia Popov, Michele Richards, Mary Kathleen Sloan, Josephina Vergara, Irina Voloshina
Cellos – Vanessa Freebaim-Smith, Jodi Burnett, Rudolph Stein, Matt Cooker, Christine Ermacoff, Dane Little
Flute – Geraldine Rotella
Oboe – Thomas Boyd
French Horns – Jim Thatcher, Phillip Yao