October 4, 2018

A Cover of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Timeless Hit “An American Dream”

“An American Dream” is an original of Rodney Crowell and a revival from the band Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The song was recorded and released back in the late ’70s. Rodney Crowell first released the song in 1978. Meanwhile, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band released their cover version a year later in 1979.

Posted by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on Thursday, March 15, 2018

Despite “An American Dream’s” oldness, it still one of the best songs to listen to. Also, the tunes and harmonies of the song remind us of the music of the ’70s and ’80s. With this, have a little backtrack by listening to the song. Inevitably, a lot of memories will hark back.

An American Dream…

Rodney Crowell wrote the words and lyrics of “An American Dream.” Initially, he recorded and released the song under its title “Voila, An American Dream.” It was part of his album “Ain’t Living Long Like This.”

A year later, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with a shortened name “The Dirt Band” released their cover version under its title “An American Dream.” Linda Ronstadt accompanied them with her backing vocals. On the other hand, the song was part of their album of the same name. Unfortunately, it didn’t top and it only peaked at number fifty-eight on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. However, it placed at number thirteen spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

Photographer: Jim McGuire

Posted by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on Monday, March 30, 2009

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