To the casual music audience, Ray Stevens was still very much viewed as a comical artist and on the music side of things his releases were almost automatically marketed to a pop audience. As the '70s progressed his singles started to find more and more acceptance with older audiences...those typically aged 35 and up...country music had a core fan base of older and slightly more conservative music buyers when compared to the demographic make-up of Top-40 pop radio whose main target audience ranged anywhere from age 18 to 35. After the critical and consumer neglect of Losin' Streak took up the first several months of 1973, Ray's tenth studio album came along soon after in the summer. This time the album focused more on story songs and less on production effects and techniques...although there is one song on the tenth studio album that showcased Ray's expert production skills.
It's time we visit Nashville in the next Golden LP Series...an album whose title track obviously shows just how much the city means to the artist.