Greatest Hits (Martina McBride album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Martina McBride
Released September 18, 2001
Genre Country
Length 68:35
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Various original producers
Compilation and new tracks produced by Martina McBride and Paul Worley[1]
Martina McBride chronology
Emotion
(1999)
Greatest Hits
(2001)
Martina
(2003)
Singles from Greatest Hits
  1. "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues"
    Released: June 25, 2001
  2. "Blessed"
    Released: October 22, 2001
  3. "Where Would You Be"
    Released: May 6, 2002
  4. "Concrete Angel"
    Released: November 18, 2002

Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits album released by American country music singer Martina McBride. In addition to chronicling the greatest hits of her career at the time, it includes the album cut "Strangers" (from 1993's The Way That I Am) and four new songs, all of which were released as singles. The compilation reached number 1 on Top Country Albums and received a triple-platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Content[edit]

McBride's greatest hits are presented in chronological order on the album, starting with "My Baby Loves Me" from 1992 and ending with "There You Are" from 2000. Besides these tracks, the disc includes "Strangers", an album cut from 1993's The Way That I Am which McBride included because it had been popular among fans despite not being released as a single. In the liner notes, McBride and producer Paul Worley include commentary on each song.[1]

Four songs are new to the album: "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues", "Blessed", "Where Would You Be" and "Concrete Angel". All of these were released as singles, with "Blessed" reaching number 1 on the Hot Country Songs charts and the other three all reaching top 10.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "My Baby Loves Me"   Gretchen Peters 2:36
2. "Life #9"   Kostas, Tony Perez 4:03
3. "Independence Day"   Peters 3:26
4. "Strangers"   Bobby Braddock 3:22
5. "Safe in the Arms of Love"   Mary Ann Kennedy, Pam Rose, Pat Bunch 3:15
6. "Wild Angels"   Matraca Berg, Harry Stinson, Gary Harrison 3:44
7. "Valentine" (featuring Jim Brickman) Jim Brickman, Jack Kugell 3:13
8. "A Broken Wing"   James House, Sam Hogin, Phil Barnhart 3:36
9. "Happy Girl"   Beth Nielsen Chapman, Annie Roboff 3:27
10. "Wrong Again"   Tommy Lee James, Cynthia Weil 3:16
11. "Whatever You Say"   Ed Hill, Tony Martin 4:31
12. "I Love You"   Keith Follesé, Adrienne Follesé, Tammy Hyler 2:54
13. "Love's the Only House"   Buzz Cason, Tom Douglas 5:13
14. "There You Are"   Hill, Mark D. Sanders, Bob DiPiero 3:26
15. "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues" (Spoken Word Intro Only) Leslie Satcher 0:52
16. "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues"   Satcher 4:08
17. "Where Would You Be"   Rick Ferrell, Rachel Proctor 4:34
18. "Concrete Angel"   Rob Crosby, Stephanie Bentley 4:13
19. "Blessed"   Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges 4:36

Personnel[edit]

Personnel for tracks 15-19 only:[1]

  • Matt Chamberlain — drums on "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues", "Concrete Angel" and "Blessed"
  • Joe Chemay — bass on "Where Would You Be"
  • J. T. Corenflos — electric guitar on "Where Would You Be"
  • David Davidson — violin on "Where Would You Be"
  • Jerry Douglas — Dobro on "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues"
  • Dan Dugmore — electric guitar on "Where Would You Be"
  • Larry Franklin — fiddle on "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues"
  • John Hobbs — piano and Hammond B-3 organ on "Where Would You Be"
  • Dann Huff — electric guitar on "Where Would You Be"
  • David Huff — programming on "Where Would You Be", "Concrete Angel" and "Blessed"
  • Carolyn Dawn Johnson — background vocals on "Blessed"
  • Troy Johnson — background vocals on "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues"
  • Troy Lancaster — electric guitar on "Blessed"
  • B. James Lowry — acoustic guitar
  • Steve Nathan — piano on "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues" and "Concrete Angel"; synthesizer on "Where Would You Be", "Concrete Angel"; Hammond B-3 organ on "Blessed"
  • Martina McBride — lead vocals; background vocals on "Blessed"
  • Jerry McPherson — electric guitar
  • Pamela Sixfin — violin on "Where Would You Be"
  • Dan Tyminski — background vocals on "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues"
  • Biff Watson — acoustic guitar on "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues", "Concrete Angel" and "Blessed"
  • Lonnie Wilson — drums on "Where Would You Be"
  • Karen Winklemann — violin on "Where Would You Be"
  • Glenn Worf — bass guitar on "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues", "Concrete Angel" and Blessed"
  • Paul Worley — acoustic guitar on "Where Would You Be"
  • Jonathan Yudkin — violin, viola and cello on "Where Would You Be" and "Blessed"

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 5

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country US
2001 "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues" 8 64
"Blessed" 1 31
2002 "Where Would You Be" 3 45
"Concrete Angel" 5 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Greatest Hits (CD booklet). Martina McBride. RCA Records. 2001. 67012. 
Preceded by
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
by Various Artists
Top Country Albums number-one album
October 6–26, 2001
Succeeded by
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
by Various Artists