Amazing Rhythm Aces – Stacked Deck
Stacked Deck is the debut album by American country rock group the Amazing Rhythm Aces, released in 1975 on the ABC label. The album was recorded at thePhillips Recording Studio inMemphis, Tennessee and was produced by group member Barry "Byrd" Burton. Most of the material was composed by the group's lead singer Russell Smith.
Stacked Deck reached #11 on theUS country chart and #120 on theBillboard albums chart. It includes the group's biggest hit single, "Third Rate Romance", which peaked at #11 country and #14 pop, and did even better in Canadawhere it topped both the country and pop chart. "Amazing Grace (Used to Be Her Favorite Song)" was also released as a single and made #9 on the country chart, although it stalled at #72 on the pop chart.
Stacked Deck has become a very highly regarded album, and has been given the maximum five-star rating on the Allmusic website.