Buy Me a Rose
(Erik Hickenlooper – Jim Funk)
 Label: Roaddust Records

Distribution: The Orchard (US)

Released: 8th June 2022
Arranged, Produced & Mixed: Stefan Kardebratt at Mario Songs Studios, Sweden
Mastered by: Uffe Börjesson at Earhear, Stockholm Sweden (earhear.net)

Buy Me a Rose

Thomas Engström had collaboration with about fifty artists over the years in various forms, in the 70’s singers in the Anglo-Swedish rock band Shaggy, headhunted to Belgian hard rock band Castro and later on to Gothenburg based Highway with a couple of former members from Alien. Four solo albums with his ”alter ego” Joshua af Saga now releasing his 6th solo single under his own name. The 8th of twelve to become the album ”Pure Pop”
”Buy Me a Rose” is a song written by Jim Funk and Erik Hickenlooper, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in October 1999 as the third single from his album ”She Rides White Horses” Upon reaching Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts in May 2000, the song made Rogers (who was 61 years old at the time) the oldest country singer to have a Number One hit.
”Buy Me a Rose” was not only his first Number One single since 1987’s ”Make No Mistakes, She’s Mine” (a duet with Ronnie Milsap), but also the only Number One for both Alison Krauss and Billy Dean, both of whom received chart credit for performing background vocals on the song. It was also Rogers’ only Number One for his personal label, Dreamcatcher Records.
The song also hit #13 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart in 2004 for Luther Vandross