Steam (Ty Herndon album)

Steam is the fourth studio album recorded by country music artist Ty Herndon. It features the singles "Steam", "No Mercy", and "A Love Like That", all of which entered the Billboard country music charts; "You Can Leave Your Hat On" also entered the charts from unsolicited airplay. This album was less successful than its predecessors as far as the peak positions of its chart singles. The highest-peaking, which was the title track, reached number 18, while "No Mercy" peaked at number 26. "A Love Like That" peaked at number 58, becoming the second single of Herndon's career to miss the Top 40.[1]

Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 2, 1999
ProducerJoe Scaife
Ty Herndon chronology
Big Hopes
This Is Ty Herndon: Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link

Track listingEdit

  1. "Lookin' for the Good Life" (Mac McAnally) – 4:08
  2. "Steam" (Lewis Anderson, Bob Regan) – 3:37
  3. "Putting the Brakes on Time" (Jon McElroy, Ned McElroy) – 3:49
  4. "I Can't Do It All" (Chuck Jones, Tom Shapiro) – 3:11
  5. "No Mercy" (Todd Cerney, Dennis Morgan, Stephen Allen Davis) – 4:46
  6. "In a New York Second" (Greg Barnhill, Jim Daddario) – 4:42
  7. "That's What I Call Love" (Steve Dean, Danny Orton) – 3:25
  8. "Pray for Me" (Rob Crosby, Allen Shamblin) – 3:24
  9. "A Love Like That" (Marc Beeson, Don Pfrimmer) – 3:35
  10. "You Can Leave Your Hat On (By the Fans' Request)" (Randy Newman) – 4:39


Compiled from liner notes.[2]

Backing vocalists
  • Robert Bailey
  • Joe Chemay
  • Lisa Cochran
  • Tabitha Fair
  • Kim Fleming
  • Vicki Hampton
  • Anthony Martin
  • Neil Thrasher
  • Chris Willis
Additional musicians on "You Can Leave Your Hat On"
String section on "Pray for Me"
  • Carl Gorodetzky
  • Jim Grosjean
  • Bob Mason
  • Pamela Sixfin
  • Tommy Cooper - string arrangements on "Pray for Me"
  • Jim Cotton - engineering
  • Chris Davie - engineering
  • Greg Fogie - engineering
  • Steve Marcantonio - recording, mixing
  • Melissa Mattey - engineering
  • J. C. Monterosa - engineering
  • Joe Scaife - production
  • Hank Williams - mastering

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1999) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 14
U.S. Billboard 200 124


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 187. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ Steam (CD booklet). Ty Herndon. Epic Records. 1999. 69899.CS1 maint: others (link)