Who Released a 1973 Solo Album titled “Ask me What I Am”?

Burt Reynolds

Who Released a 1973 Solo Album titled “Ask me What I Am lyrics”

Don’t ask me what tomorrow will bring
Ask me how enjoyed the day
Don’t ask me what songs I’m gonna sing
Just turn your ear my way
Don’t ask me where I’m going
Don’t ask me where I’ve been
Don’t ask me what I’m gonna be
Ask me what I am
Don’t ask me what I hope to find
Don’t ask me ask me what I’ve found
Don’t ask me if I’m chased by time
The other way around
Don’t ask me if I want the world
The world is where I stand
Don’t ask me what I’m gonna be
Ask me what I am
Don’t ask me if I have a dream
A little, there’s dreamin’ enough
Only if I’m needy as I seem
And hearts – we’re all a bluff
Don’t waste your time with questions and you don’t understand
The question is the answer, babe
So ask me what I am

In 1972, Reynolds had just finished filming Deliverance, a film about four men stranded in the wilderness. At the same time, he signed a deal with Mercury Records to release a country album under the name “Buddy Killen.” But before he could record anything, Reynolds went into rehab. When he returned home, he found himself without a recording contract. So, he decided to make a solo album.

The resulting project, Ask Me What I Am, was recorded in Nashville over three days. It features covers of songs like “I’m Moving On,” “I’ll Take You There,” and “You’re My Best Friend.” To date, it hasn’t been reissued.

Burt Reynolds – Ask Me What I Am by Bizarre Albums

Long before he starred alongside Dollywood Parton in The Best little Whorehouse in Texas and Reba McEntirein The Man From Left Field (and shortly after becoming an icon in Smokewood and the Bandit), Reynolds gave country music a shot.

In 1973, the mustachiosed actor recorded a country music album titled Ask me what I am.

Reynolds had been recording pop hits since his debut single “Deliverance,” but he wanted to explore another side of himself, according to Billboard magazine.

He enlisted some friends — including singer/songwriter Ricky Van Shelton and producer Jerry Kennedy — to help record the album, which included covers of Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line” and Hank Williams’ “Jambalaya.”

The disc received mixed reviews upon release, but it did well enough to earn Reynolds a Grammy nomination for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.

Taste of Country’s 45-year-old review of select songs finds Reynolds singing about love and longing, loneliness and regret, and even a few country standards like “A Satisfied Mind” and “I’ll Fly Away.”

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