Sweetheart of the Rodeo is The Byrds sixth album and was released on August 30, 1968. It was the first album recorded after the departure of David Crosby and the arrival of Gram Parsons. It was a move away from the psychedelic rock of the band's previous LP and the first major country rock album by an established act. The Byrds had experimented with country music but Sweetheart of the Rodeo represented a full immersion. The album was a flop on its original release but has since become highly viewed by fans and critics as one of their greatest albums.
Sweetheart of the Rodeo Tracklist
SIDE ONE
You Ain't Going Nowhere
I Am a Pilgrim
The Christian Life
You Don't Miss Your Water
You're Still on My Mind
Pretty Boy Floyd
SIDE TWO
Hickory Wind
One Hundred Years From Now
Blue Canadian Rockies
Life in Prison
Nothing Was Delivered