Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town

Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town is an album by country music artist Emmylou Harris, released in 1978. The album reached number 3 on the Billboard charts, with three charting singles: "To Daddy" (written by Dolly Parton) at #3, "Two More Bottles of Wine" at #1 (the third #1 of Harris' career), and "Easy from Now On" (co-written by Carlene Carter, and the song from which the album's title comes) at #12. Also featured are "One Paper Kid", a duet with Willie Nelson, and "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight", which the Oak Ridge Boys would reach #1 with in 1980. The painting used for the album cover is by Susanna Clark.[3]

Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
Studio album by Emmylou Harris
Released January 1978
Genre Country
Length 34:55
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Brian Ahern
Emmylou Harris chronology
Luxury Liner
Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
Blue Kentucky Girl
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Easy From Now On" Susanna Clark, Carlene Carter Routh 3:07
2. "Two More Bottles of Wine" Delbert McClinton 3:07
3. "To Daddy" Dolly Parton 2:47
4. "My Songbird" Jesse Winchester 3:09
5. "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight" Rodney Crowell, Donivan Cowart 4:20
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Defying Gravity" Jesse Winchester 4:16
7. "I Ain't Living Long Like This" Rodney Crowell 4:06
8. "One Paper Kid" (with Willie Nelson) Walter Martin Cowart 2:57
9. "Green Rolling Hills" (with Fayssoux Starling) Utah Phillips 3:40
10. "Burn That Candle" Winfield Scott 4:27
2004 CD Reissue Bonus Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "New Cut Road" Guy Clark 4:10
12. "LaCassine Special" (with Barry Tashian) Iry LeJeune, Eddie Shuler 2:44


Technical personnel

  • Brian Ahern - Producer, Engineer
  • Donivan Cowart - Engineer
  • Bradley Hartman - Engineer
  • Michael Hollyfield - design
  • Ed Thrasher - photography


Emmylou Harris Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town liner notes

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Sweeting, Adam (9 April 2004). "Emmylou Harris, Quarter Moon in a Ten-Cent Town". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  3. ^ Liner notes from the CD

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