It Don't Get Any Better Than This

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It Don't Get Any Better Than This
Studio album by George Jones
Released April 7, 1998
Genre Country
Length 37:47
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Buddy Cannon
Norro Wilson
George Jones chronology
I Lived to Tell It All
(1996)
It Don't Get Any Better Than This
(1998)
16 Biggest Hits
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

It Don't Get Any Better Than This is the 55th studio album by American country music singer George Jones. This album was released on April 7, 1998 on the MCA Nashville label. This album was Jones's final album with MCA Nashville Records. The album's title track was used as the theme song to Jones's talk show which aired on what was then The Nashville Network. Singles released from the album were "Wild Irish Rose" and "No Future for Me in Our Past", both of which failed to chart.

Content[edit]

"Small Y'all" was previously recorded by Randy Travis on his 1994 album This Is Me, and later re-recorded by Jones as a duet with Kenny Chesney on Chesney's 2010 album Hemingway's Whiskey. "Smack Dab" was later recorded by Ken Mellons on his 2004 album Sweet. "When Did You Stop Lovin' Me" was originally recorded by George Strait on the soundtrack to the 1992 film Pure Country, and was a Top Ten single for him in 1993. "Don't Touch Me" is a cover of the Jeannie Seely single.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wild Irish Rose"   Bobby Braddock 4:40
2. "Small Y'all"   Braddock 2:46
3. "Over You"   Braddock 3:56
4. "It Don't Get Any Better Than This" (featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Bobby Bare and Johnny Cash) Buddy Cannon, Norro Wilson, Max D. Barnes 3:07
5. "Smack Dab"   T.W. Hale, Kerry Kurt Phillips 2:54
6. "Don't Touch Me"   Hank Cochran 4:23
7. "Got to Get to Louisiana" (featuring T. Graham Brown) Steve Schuffert, Alex Harvey 3:02
8. "When Did You Stop Loving Me"   Monty Holmes, Donny Kees 3:42
9. "I Said All That to Say All This"   Claire Davidson, Karyn Rochelle 2:34
10. "No Future for Me in Our Past"   Glen Martin, Leigh Dillard 2:59
11. "I Can Live Forever"   Tony Stampley, Johnny Christopher, Bucky Lindsey 3:44

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[2]

Strings performed by the Nashville String Machine, conducted by Carl Gorodetzky and arranged by Bergen White.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 37
Canadian RPM Country Albums 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ It Don't Get Any Better Than This (CD booklet). George Jones. MCA Nashville. 1998. MCAD-70005.