Roger Miller revisits some of his earliest songs on A Trip in the Country, many of which were hits for artists such as Faron Young ("That's the Way I Feel"), Ernest Tubb ("Half a Mind"), and Ray Price ("Invitation to the Blues"). A couple of these songs were hits for Miller, too, in the early '60s, which makes A Trip in the Country seem less like an interesting concept and more like a dubious re-recording project. Miller's early songs were very different from the ones he wrote after "Dang Me," and exhibit little of the humor and surrealism for which he became known. The album's brush with commercial success came when "Don't We All Have the Right" saw a little chart action when recycled as the B-side of Miller's minor 1970 hit "South."
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AllMusic Review by Greg Adams