Wednesday 11/25/2020 3:30am ET: Feature LP: Hal Ketchum – Sure Love (1992)

Sure Love is the title of the second studio album released by American country music artist Hal Ketchum. It was released in 1992 (see 1992 in country music) on Curb Records. The album produced four chart singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. In order of release, these were the title track, “Hearts Are Gonna Roll”, “Mama Knows the Highway”, and “Someplace Far Away” (which was re-titled “Someplace Far Away (Careful What You’re Dreaming)” upon release to radio). Respectively, these reached #3, #2, #8, and #24 on the country charts.

“Sure Love” – 3:28
“Mama Knows the Highway” – 4:17
“You Lovin’ Me” – 4:23
“Hearts Are Gonna Roll” – 3:05
“Softer Than a Whisper” – 3:31
“Ghost Town” – 4:39
“Daddy’s Oldsmobile” – 2:51
“Till the Coast Is Clear” – 2:55
“Trail of Tears” – 4:03
“Someplace Far Away – 4:04

Richard Bennett – acoustic guitar
Gary Burr – background vocals (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 10)
Bruce Bouton – pedal steel guitar
Keith Carper – background vocals (track 9)
Stuart Duncan – mandolin (track 2)
Kirk “Jellyroll” Johnson – harmonica (track 10)
Hal Ketchum – lead vocals
Chris Leuzinger – electric guitar, slide guitar, acoustic guitar
Bill Miller – Woodland Indian courtship flute (track 9)
Joey Miskulin – accordion (track 7)
Scott Neubert – background vocals (track 9)
Debbie Nims – background vocals (track 5)
Milton Sledge – drums
Pete Wasner – keyboards
Bob Wray – bass guitar
Trisha Yearwood – background vocals (track 3)