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Friends in High Places
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 12, 1991
Genre Country
Label Epic
Producer Billy Sherrill
George Jones chronology
You Oughta Be Here with Me
Friends in High Places
And Along Came Jones

Friends in High Places is an album of duets by the American country music artist George Jones, released in 1991. [1] [2] It was Jones's final studio album for Epic Records. [3]

The album peaked at No. 72 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. [4] " A Few Ole Country Boys", a duet with Randy Travis, was a country music hit. [5]


The album was produced by Billy Sherrill. Its title was inspired by the hit single by Garth Brooks, " Friends in Low Places". [6]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic [7]
Calgary HeraldD [8]

The Calgary Herald noted that Jones "simply overwhelms bland singers, like Ricky Van Shelton, or forces them to become shrill, like Shelby Lynne." [8] The Dallas Morning News wrote that most of the tracks "are overproduced throwaways in which the singers' interplay is so perfunctory that George might as well be faxing in his harmonies." [9]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Duet partnerLength
1." A Few Ole Country Boys" Troy Seals, Mentor WilliamsRandy Travis3:37
2."All Fall Down" Harlan Howard, Ron PetersonEmmylou Harris3:18
3."Fiddle and Guitar Band" Charlie DanielsCharlie Daniels2:25
4."All That We've Got Left" Buddy Cannon, Vern Gosdin, Russell SmithVern Gosdin2:57
5." Love's Gonna Live Here"Buck OwensBuck Owens1:58
6." If I Could Bottle This Up" Dean Dillon, Paul Overstreet Shelby Lynne3:11
7."I've Been There" Tim MensyTim Mensy2:22
8."You Can't Do Wrong and Get By" Larry Cordle, Jim Rushing Ricky Skaggs2:41
9."It Hurts as Much in Texas (As It Did in Tennessee)"Dennis Knutson, A. L. Owens Ricky Van Shelton2:22
10."Traveller's Prayer" Gretchen Peters Sweethearts of the Rodeo3:01


  1. ^ Nash, Alanna (Jul 1991). "Friends in High Places by George Jones". Stereo Review. 56 (7): 68.
  2. ^ Hamel, Chris (March 21, 1991). "Country stars keep shining". The Republican. Springfield. p. W4.
  3. ^ Hurst, Jack (3 Feb 1991). "In the wake of his signing with MCA...". Edmonton Journal. p. C8.
  4. ^ "George Jones". Billboard. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  5. ^ Sharpe, Jerry (March 17, 199). "Entertainment". The Pittsburgh Press. p. J2.
  6. ^ Anderson, John (17 Mar 1991). "George Jones and Friends". Part II. Newsday. p. 13.
  7. ^ "Friends in High Places Review by Rovi Staff". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  8. ^ a b King, Frank (31 Mar 1991). "Recent Releases". Calgary Herald. p. F5.
  9. ^ Maurstad, Tom (April 3, 1991). "Albums". The Dallas Morning News. p. 5C.

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