Blessed (Martina McBride song)

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"Blessed"
Single by Martina McBride
from the album Greatest Hits
B-side "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues"[1]
Released October 22, 2001
Format music download, CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:36 (album version)
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges
Producer(s) Paul Worley
Martina McBride singles chronology
"When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues"
(2001)
"Blessed"
(2001)
"Where Would You Be"
(2002)
Music video
"Blessed" at CMT.com

"Blessed" is a song written by Brett James, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey, and recorded by American country music artist Martina McBride. It was released in October 2001 as the second single from her Greatest Hits album. In March 2002, it became her fifth and last No. 1 single on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

Content[edit]

The narrator talks about how she is blessed in many ways.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Deaton Flanigen and premiered in late 2001.

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[2]

  • Matt Chamberlain — drums
  • David Huff — programming
  • Carolyn Dawn Johnson — background vocals
  • Troy Lancaster — electric guitar
  • B. James Lowry — acoustic guitar
  • Martina McBride — lead and background vocals
  • Jerry McPherson — electric guitar
  • Steve Nathan — Hammond B-3 organ
  • Biff Watson — acoustic guitar
  • Glenn Worf — bass guitar
  • Jonathan Yudkin — violin, viola, cello

Chart performance[edit]

"Blessed" debuted at No. 56 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of November 3, 2001.

Chart (2001-2002) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 31

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 9
Preceded by
"The Long Goodbye"
by Brooks & Dunn
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

March 30-April 6, 2002
Succeeded by
"I Breathe In, I Breathe Out"
by Chris Cagle

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 262. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Greatest Hits (CD booklet). Martina McBride. RCA Records. 2001. 67012. 
  3. ^ "Martina McBride Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Martina McBride.
  4. ^ "Martina McBride Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Martina McBride.
  5. ^ "Best of 2002: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2002. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 

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