God's Country: George Jones and Friends

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God's Country: George Jones and Friends
Compilation album (Tribute album) by George Jones
Released October 17, 2006
Recorded Summer 2006
Genre Country
Length 30:80
Label Category 5 Records
Producer Billy Joe Walker, Jr.
Allen Reynolds
George Jones chronology
Hits I Missed...And One I Didn't
(2005)
God's Country: George Jones and Friends
(2006)
Kickin' Out the Footlights...Again
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

God's Country: George Jones and Friends is an tribute album to American country music artist George Jones. Released on October 17, 2006 on the Category 5 Records label. It features several of Jones' most well-known songs, such as "White Lightning," and "He Stopped Loving Her Today," as well as many other hits by Jones. Various artists contributed cover versions to the album; these include Vince Gill, Tanya Tucker and Sammy Kershaw. Jones also appears on this album singing the title track "God's Country." This is the first brand new song recorded by Jones in 5 years. This album also includes a behind the scenes DVD of the making of this album. George Jones appears on this album courtesy of Bandit Records.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1 (CD)[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Artist(s) Length
1. "God's Country"   Neal Coty, Jimmy Melton George Jones 2:58
2. "She Thinks I Still Care"   Dickey Lee Vince Gill 3:02
3. "Walk Through This World with Me"   Kay Savage, Sandra Seamons Mark Chesnutt 2:54
4. "Window Up Above"   George Jones Tanya Tucker 4:06
5. "Take Me"   Jones, Leon Payne Pam Tillis 3:24
6. "White Lightning"   J. P. Richardson Joe Diffie 2:40
7. "He Stopped Loving Her Today"   Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman Sammy Kershaw 3:19
8. "Beer Run"   Kim Williams, Amanda Williams, Keith Anderson, George Ducas, Kent Blazy Garth Brooks and George Jones 3:02
9. "Golden Ring/We're Gonna Hold On"   Braddock, Rafe VanHoy/Jones, Earl Montgomery Joe Diffie and Shonna Faegan 4:39
10. "The One I Loved Back Then (The Corvette Song)"   Gary Gentry Tracy Lawrence 2:36

Disc 2 (DVD)[edit]

  1. The Making of the Album Documentary [DVD]

Credits[edit]

  • Eddie Bayers – Drums
  • Mike Brignardello – Bass
  • Bob Bullock – Engineer
  • Joe Chemay – Bass
  • Lisa Cochran – Vocals (bckgr)
  • J. T. Corenflos – Guitar (Electric)
  • Bill Decker – Mixing
  • Joe Diffie – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Dan Dugmore – Guitar (Steel)
  • Stuart Duncan – Fiddle
  • Buddy Emmons – Guitar (Steel)
  • Brandon Epps – Assistant Engineer
  • Larry Franklin – Fiddle
  • Paul Franklin – Guitar (Steel)
  • Derek Garten – Assistant Engineer
  • Tony Harrell – Piano
  • Aubrey Haynie – Fiddle
  • Wes Hightower – Vocals (bckgr)
  • John Hobbs – Piano
  • Jim Hoke – Guitar (Acoustic), Harmonica
  • John Jarvis – Piano
  • Troy Lancaster – Guitar (Electric)
  • Chris Leuzinger – Guitar (Electric)
  • B. James Lowry – Guitar (Acoustic)
  • Liana Manis – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Sam Martin – Assistant Engineer
  • Brent Mason – Guitar (Electric)
  • Andrew Mendelson – Mastering
  • Mark Miller – Engineer
  • Greg Morrow – Drums
  • Gordon Mote – Piano
  • Steve Nathan – Strings
  • Denny Purcell – Mastering
  • Allen Reynolds – Producer
  • Michael Rhodes – Bass
  • John Wesley Ryles – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Hank Singer – Fiddle
  • Brian Sutton – Guitar (Acoustic)
  • Pam Tillis – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Wanda Vick – Dobro
  • Billy Joe Walker, Jr. – Producer, Gut String Guitar
  • Ginny Johnson Walker – Production Assistant
  • Lonnie Wilson – Drums
  • Glenn Worf – Bass

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 58
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 46