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Exit 0 is the second studio album from country singer-songwriter Steve Earle (credited to Steve Earle & The Dukes), released in 1987. Earle was nominated for two 1988 Grammy Awards for songs on the album, Best Male Country Vocalist for "Exit 0" and Best Country Song for "Nowhere Road".

Exit 0
Studio album by
Steve Earle & The Dukes
ReleasedMay 18, 1987
StudioEmerald Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
GenreCountry rock, Americana
ProducerTony Brown, Emory Gordy, Jr., Richard Bennett
Steve Earle & The Dukes chronology
Guitar Town
Exit 0
Copperhead Road
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

The album was recorded digitally, using the Mitsubishi X-800 at Nashville's Emerald Studios. All of the album's ten tracks were written or co-written by Earle. Earle and his band played live shows regularly during breaks in recording.[2]

Exit 0 is stylistically very similar to its predecessor, Guitar Town, and was Earle's final pure-country album before incorporating hard rock with country on his next releases. It is today described by Allmusic as "livelier stuff than nearly anyone in Nashville was cranking out at the time".


Track listingEdit

All songs written by Steve Earle unless otherwise noted.

  1. Nowhere Road (Earle, Reno Kling) - 2:27
  2. Sweet Little '66 - 2:38
  3. No. 29 - 3:30
  4. Angry Young Man (Earle, John Porter McMeans) - 4:24
  5. San Antonio Girl - 3:06
  6. The Rain Came Down (Earle, Michael Woody) - 4:11
  7. I Ain't Ever Satisfied - 4:00
  8. The Week of Living Dangerously - 4:26
  9. I Love You Too Much - 3:37
  10. It's All Up to You (Earle, Harry Stinson) - 5:42


The Dukes


  • Chuck Ainlay - recording, mixing
  • Jim DeVault - front cover photography

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1987) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 15
U.S. Billboard 200 90
Canadian RPM Top Albums 36