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Brett James
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 12, 1995 (1995-09-12)
ProducerSteve Bogard
Mike Clute

Brett James is the self-titled debut album of American country music singer-songwriter Brett James. It was released on September 12, 1995 via Arista Nashville's Career Records division. The singles "Female Bonding", "If I Could See Love" and "Worth the Fall" all entered the Hot Country Songs charts.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

An uncredited review from Allmusic gave Brett James three stars out of five, calling it "a hard-rocking set of original songs that owe a great debt to honky tonk and traditional country."[2] Richard McVey II of Country Standard Time described the album as "pretty much your standard country record with average material and average vocals that leads to an average review of an average artist."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written or co-written by Brett James; co-writers indicated in parentheses.
  1. "Wake Up and Smell the Whiskey" (Dean Miller) – 2:52
  2. "Many Tears Ago" (Hunter Armistead) – 3:53
  3. "Worth the Fall" - 3:00
  4. "She's Killin' Me" (Jennifer Kimball) – 4:04
  5. "If I Could See Love" (Steve Bogard) – 3:02
  6. "Female Bonding" – 3:18
  7. "Dark Side of the Moon" – 4:12
  8. "Just Like We Never Happened" – 3:28
  9. "Thrill of the Chase" – 2:43
  10. "The Way That You Love" – 3:50
  11. "Enjoy the Ride" – 3:37


Year Single Peak chart
US Country
CAN Country
1995 "Female Bonding" 60 89
"If I Could See Love" 68
"Worth the Fall" 73
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  • Steve Bogard - producer
  • Mike Clute - producer, recording, mixing
  • Glenn Meadows - mastering


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 204. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "Brett James review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-25.
  3. ^ McVey II, Richard. "Brett James review". Country Standard Time. Retrieved 2009-08-25.
  4. ^ "RPM Country Tracks for August 21, 1995". RPM. Archived from the original on June 27, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2011.

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