Brave (Jamie O'Neal album)

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Brave
Studio album by Jamie O'Neal
Released 1 March 2005
Genre Country
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Keith Stegall
Rivers Rutherford
Jamie O'Neal
Jamie O'Neal chronology
Shiver
(2000)
Brave
(2005)
Eternal
(2014)
Singles from Brave
  1. "Trying to Find Atlantis"
    Released: 27 September 2004
  2. "Somebody's Hero"
    Released: 4 April 2005
  3. "I Love My Life"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
People 2.5/4 stars[2]

Brave is the second studio album from Australian country singer Jamie O'Neal. It was her first release on the Capitol Records label, being issued on 1 March 2005 (see 2005 in country music). It followed an unreleased second album for Mercury Records, titled On My Way to You, the title track of which carried over to Brave. The album reached a peak of number 6 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number 40 on the Billboard 200.

Content[edit]

Three singles were released from the album. All three charted in the Top 30 of the charts. "Trying to Find Atlantis" reached number 18, "Somebody's Hero" reached number 3, and "I Love My Life" reached number 26. After this album, O'Neal released a single titled "God Don't Make Mistakes" in 2007. This single failed to reach Top 40, however, and O'Neal exited Capitol as well.

All but two tracks on this album were produced by Keith Stegall, who also produced O'Neal's debut album. "Devil on the Left" and "Girlfriends" were co-produced by O'Neal and Rivers Rutherford.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Trying to Find Atlantis"   Chris Waters, Zack Turner 3:27
2. "Naïve"   Jamie O'Neal, Shaye Smith, Tim Nichols 4:01
3. "Somebody's Hero"   O'Neal, Smith, Ed Hill 3:40
4. "When Did You Know"   Tim Mensy, Monty Criswell 3:43
5. "Devil on the Left"   O'Neal, Lisa Drew, Rivers Rutherford 4:28
6. "On My Way to You"   O'Neal, Smith, Nichols 4:19
7. "Follow Me Home"   O'Neal, Smith, Brett James 4:01
8. "Girlfriends"   O'Neal, Drew, Jimmy Murphy 2:57
9. "Ready When It Comes"   O'Neal, Annie Roboff, Beth Nielsen Chapman 4:05
10. "Brave"   O'Neal, Roboff, Nichols 3:27
11. "I Love My Life"   O'Neal, Smith, Nichols 2:56

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.

  • Kenny Aronoffdrums (track 6)
  • Kelly Back – electric guitar (track 2)
  • Tom Bukovac – electric guitar (tracks 2, 4, 9)
  • Beth Nielsen Chapmanacoustic guitar (track 9)
  • Eric Darken – percussion (tracks 2, 4, 6, 7, 9)
  • Stuart Duncanfiddle (tracks 1, 11), mandolin (tracks 1, 3, 10)
  • Paul Franklinsteel guitar (tracks 2, 6)
  • Kenny Greenberg – electric guitar (tracks 5, 8)
  • Owen Hale – drums (tracks 2, 4, 7, 9)
  • Tony Harrell – accordion (track 2, 7)
  • John Hobbs – organ (track 6)
  • B. James Lowry – acoustic guitar (track 2)
  • Brent Mason – acoustic guitar (track 2), electric guitar (tracks 1-4, 6, 7, 9-11)
  • Chris McHugh – drums (1, 3, 10, 11)
  • Greg Morrow – drums (tracks 5, 8)
  • Russ Pahl – steel guitar (tracks 5, 8)
  • Billy Panda – acoustic guitar (tracks 4, 6, 7)
  • Gary Prim – keyboards (tracks 4, 10)
  • Michael Rhodes – bass guitar (tracks 5, 8)
  • Matt Rollings – organ (tracks 1-3, 9), piano (tracks 3, 4, 7, 10, 11)
  • Rivers Rutherford – acoustic guitar (tracks 5, 8)
  • Scotty Sanders – Dobro (tracks 1, 11), steel guitar (tracks 3, 10)
  • Bryan Sutton – acoustic guitar (tracks 5, 8)
  • Michael Thompson – acoustic and electric guitars (track 6), drum loops (track 6)
  • Travis Toy – Dobro (track 5)
  • Bruce Watkins – acoustic guitar (track 10), banjo (tracks 1, 3, 11)
  • Biff Watson – acoustic guitar (tracks 1, 3, 10, 11)
  • Glenn Worf – bass guitar (tracks 1-4, 6, 7, 9-11)
  • Reese Wynans – organ (tracks 5, 8)
  • Jonathan Yudkin – cello (tracks 4, 6, 7), bouzouki (track 7), fiddle (tracks 2, 6, 7), National guitar (track 7), mandolin (track 2)

Background vocals[edit]

  • Bekka Bramlett – track 1
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman – track 9
  • Lisa Cochran – track 3, 11
  • Perry Coleman – track 3
  • Roxie Dean – track 8
  • Rodney Good – tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11
  • Autumn House – track 8
  • Cindy Jenkins – track 8
  • Carolyn Dawn Johnson – track 1
  • Hillary Lindsey – track 6
  • Melissa Murphy – track 8
  • Minnie Murphy – track 8
  • Jamie O'Neal – track 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11
  • CiCi Rutherford – track 5
  • Maggie Rutherford – track 5
  • Rivers Rutherford – track 5
  • Tori Vance – track 8

"Na na"s and hand claps on "Naïve" performed by Rodney Good, Tania Smith-Van Hoy, Tracy Broussard, Robby Emerson, Jeremy Deloach, Dana Good and Timothy Moore.

"Special guests" on track 11: Aliyah and Griffin Good.

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position[3]
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 40

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions[4]
US Country US
2004 "Trying to Find Atlantis" 18 86
2005 "Somebody's Hero" 3 51
"I Love My Life" 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Brave review". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Jamie O'Neal". People. 7 March 2005. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Album chart history at Billboard.com
  4. ^ Singles chart history at Billboard.com