is the fourth album released by Evolution Martina McBride. It was released in 1997 via RCA Records. It included the hit singles "Happy Girl", " A Broken Wing" and "Valentine", the latter of which became her first single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as her first major crossover hit. The song "I'm Little But I'm Loud" is a recording of McBride when she was seven years old, while "Valentine" is a re-recording of a song which Brickman and McBride previously released from his 1997 album Picture This. The original Picture This version charted at #3 on the AC charts and #68 on the country charts, while the re-recording featured here was a Top Ten country hit. In the U.S. the album was certified Gold on 12/23/1997, Platinum on 5/15/1998, 2xPlatinum on 6/24/1999 and 3xPlatinum on 2/26/2001 by the R.I.A.A.
Also released from this album was "Still Holding On", a duet with
Clint Black which was originally released on Black's 1997 album . Nothin' but the Taillights
Track listing [ edit ]
"I'm Little But I'm Loud"
Little Jimmy Dickens, Boudleaux Bryant 0:56
Beth Nielsen Chapman, Annie Roboff 3:27
"Be That Way"
Bob DiPiero, Stephony Smith 3:34
A Broken Wing"
James House, Sam Hogin, Phil Barnhart 3:34
Wrong Again" Cynthia Weil,
Tommy Lee James 3:15
"Keeping My Distance"
Jimmy Davis, Don Smith, Tommy Burroughs
Still Holding On" (with Clint Black)
Marty Stuart, Matraca Berg, Clint Black 3:57
Whatever You Say"
Ed Hill, Tony Martin 4:29
"I Won't Close My Eyes"
Larry Gottlieb 3:38
"I Don't Want to See You Again"
"Some Say I'm Running"
Michael W. Smith, Brent Bourgeois 4:05
"Here in My Heart"
Susan Ashton, Gayla Borders 3:51
"One Day You Will"
Richard Leigh, Shane Teeters 2:36
Valentine" (featuring Jim Brickman) Jim Brickman, Jack Kugell
Personnel [ edit ]
Martina McBride: Vocals,
Susan Ashton, Bob Bailey, Sara Evans, Kim Fleming, Vicki Hampton, Gene Miller, Steve Real, Kim Richey, John Wesley Ryles, Jason Sellers, Neil Thrasher, Danny Wilde: Vocal Backing Patrick Bergeson, Clint Black, Greg Foresman, Brent Mason,
Dean Parks, Darryl Schiff, Marty Schiff, Billy Joe Walker Jr., Biff Watson: Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Dan Dugmore: Twelve-String & Steel Guitars
Dann Huff: Acoustic, Electric, Twelve-String & Gut String Guitars, Six-String Bass Paul Worley: Acoustic & Twelve-String Guitars,
Paul Franklin: Steel
Jim Brickman, Amy Buchanan: Piano John Hobbs: Organ, Piano
Matt Rollings: Organ Dan Shea: Synthesizer,
Drum Programming Jim Medlin: Keyboards
Harmonium, Accordion Mike Brignardello, Joe Chemay: Bass
Jim Skelding, Larry Franklin, Chris Carmichael:
Stuart Duncan: Fiddle, Mandolin Jim Hoke:
Pennywhistle Greg Herrington, John "J.R." Robinson, Lonnie Wilson: Drums
Congas, Percussion, Tambourine, Shaker Strings Arranged By Carl Gorodetzky & Ronn Huff; conducted by Ronn Huff
Production [ edit ]
Produced By Paul Worley, Martina McBride, James Stroud, Dan Shea & Clint Black
Engineered By Derek Bason, Al Grassmick, Tony Green, Eric Hellerman, Brent King, Julian King, Dean Jamison, John Nelson, Eric Legg, Jeanne Schiff, Clarke Schleicher & Ed Seay
Mixed By Chuck Ainlay, Derek Bason & Mick Guzauski
Mastered By Denny Purcell
Chart performance [ edit ]
Billboard Top Country Albums 4
Billboard 200 24
RPM Country Albums 7
RPM Top Albums 80
Singles [ edit ]
References [ edit ]