American Child

American Child

American Child
Studio album by Phil Vassar
Released August 6, 2002 (2002-08-06)
January 6, 2003 (2003-01-06) (re-issue)
Genre Country
Length 44:11, 50:57 (re-issue)
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Byron Gallimore
Phil Vassar
New tracks on reissue produced by Dann Huff
Phil Vassar chronology
Phil Vassar
American Child
Shaken Not Stirred
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating (favorable)[1]
AllMusic [2]

American Child is the second studio album by American country music artist Phil Vassar. Released in 2002, the album initially contained twelve tracks, with the title track serving as the lead-off single, reaching Top Five on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts.

After the lead-off single fell from the charts, Arista tested another song entitled "This Is God". This song received such positive feedback from its test audience that the album was recalled and re-released in 2003 with "This Is God" (and a cover of Huey Lewis and the News' "Workin' for a Livin'") added to the track listing. The former was also released as a single, reaching Top 20 on the country charts, while the third single ("Ultimate Love") peaked at #41, becoming the first single of Vassar's career to miss Top 40 entirely.

Although it was not issued as a single, "Athens Grease" was made into a music video.[3]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "American Child"   Phil Vassar, Craig Wiseman 3:14
2. "Forgettin's So Long"   Robert Byrne, Vassar 3:43
3. "Time's Wastin'"   Freddy Myles, Vassar 3:54
4. "I'm Already Gone"   Annie Roboff, Vassar 3:33
5. "Athens Grease"   Steve Mandile, Jerry Vandiver, Vassar 3:59
6. "Baby, You're Right"   Brett James, Vassar 3:34
7. "Ultimate Love"   Rodney Clawson, Vassar, Julie Wood-Vassar 3:06
8. "Stand Still"   Connie Harrington, Vassar, Wood-Vassar 4:12
9. "Someone You Love"   Thomas, Vassar 3:35
10. "Houston"   Vassar, Wood-Vassar 3:29
11. "I Thought I Never Would Forget"   Tim Nichols, Vassar 4:14
12. "I'll Be The One"   Vassar, Wood-Vassar, Jeff Wood 3:38
Total length:

Chart performance

Chart (2002) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 4
U.S. Billboard 200 44


  1. ^ review
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ "CMT : Videos : Phil Vassar : Athens Grease". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 18, 2011.