The Dreamer- Album

The Dreamer is the title of the second album released by American country music artist Blake Shelton. Released in 2003 on Warner Bros. Records Nashville, it features the Number One single "The Baby", as well as the singles "Heavy Liftin'" and "Playboys of the Southwestern World". Like his debut album before it, "The Dreamer" is certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).


"The Baby" was the first single from the album. This song spent three weeks at Number One on the Billboard Country charts in early 2003, becoming Shelton's second Number One hit. Unlike with his debut album, the second and third singles from "The Dreamer" did not peak as highly: "Heavy Liftin'" peaked at No. 32 and "Playboys of the Southwestern World" at No. 24.

Critical ReceptionEdit

Robert L. Doerschuk of Allmusic rated the album three stars out of five, saying, "Rough, rawboned energy drives Blake Shelton's sophomore release[...]the problem lies more with the material, which represents the doldrum state of songwriting in music city".

Track Listing Edit

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. Heavy Liftin' Boyd Houston Robert, George Teren, Rivers Rutherford 3:26
2. The Baby Harley Allen, Michael White 3:54
3. Ashpalt Cowboy Jeff Stevens, Kenny West 3:39
4. In My Heaven Rivers Rutherford, Bobby Pinson 3:10
5. The Dreamer Blake Shelton 3:59
6. My Neck of the Woods Don Ellis, Billy Montana, Blake Shelton 3:45
7. Underneath the Same Moon Sharon Vaughn Bellamy, John Rich 3:52
8. Georgia in a Jug Bobby Braddock 3:06
9. Playboys of the Southernwest World Randy VanWarmer, Neal Coty 4:28
10. Someday Kathy Locke, Bobby Braddock 3:36


As listed in linor notes.

  • Bobby Braddock- keyboards
  • Larry Cordle- background vocals
  • Neal Coty- background vocals
  • Melodie Crittenden- background vocals
  • Dan Dugmore- steel guitar
  • Shannon Forrest- drums
  • Paul Franklin- steel guitar
  • Rob Hajacos- fiddle
  • Wes Hightower- background vocals
  • Tim Lauer- keyboards
  • Charlie McCoy- harmonica, trumpet, vibraphone
  • Blue Miller- background vocals
  • Russ Pahl- banjo
  • Alisoon Prestwood- bass guitar
  • John Rich- background vocals
  • Michael Rojas- keyboards
  • Brent Rowan- electric guitar, baritone guitar, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • John Wesley Ryles- background vocals
  • Leslie Satcher- background vocals
  • Blake Shelton- vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Sharon Vaughn Bellamy- background vocals
  • John Willis- acoustic guitar
  • Dennis Wilson- background vocals
  • Jonathan Yudkin- fiddle, mandolin

Chart PerformanceEdit


Chart (2003) Peak Position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 2
U.S. Billboard 200 8


Year Single Peak Chart Positions
2002 The Baby U.S. Country: 1
2003 Heavy Liftin' U.S. Country: 32
2003 Playboys of the Southwestern World U.S. Country: 24


Region Certification
United States (RIAA) Gold