Jasper County (album)

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Jasper County
Studio album by Trisha Yearwood
Released September 13, 2005 (2005-09-13)
Genre Country
Length 38:08
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Garth Fundis
Trisha Yearwood chronology
Inside Out
(2001)
Jasper County
(2005)
Greatest Hits
(2007)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (85/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Billboard (favorable)[1]
Chicago Tribune (favorable)[4]
Entertainment Weekly B−[5]
The New York Times (average)[1]
People 3/4 stars[6]
PopMatters 9/10 stars[7]
Stylus Magazine A−[8]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[9]

Jasper County is the tenth studio album by country singer Trisha Yearwood. It was Yearwood's first studio album in four years since 2001's Inside Out.

Yearwood took a four-year break from recording after 2001 mainly because she began a relationship with Garth Brooks (whom she would later marry) and creative time. It was given a positive review by Allmusic, who called the album "one of her very best records."[3]

The album reached number 1 on the Billboard country albums chart. It was also her highest peak on the Billboard 200, peaking at number 4. Her final album for MCA Nashville, it produced the singles "Georgia Rain" and "Trying to Love You", which peaked at number 15 and number 52, respectively, on the Hot Country Songs charts; the latter was also a number 28 hit on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts. Later presses of the album also included "Love Will Always Win", a number 23-peaking duet with her husband, Garth Brooks, which was also on Brooks's 2006 The Lost Sessions album. The track "Who Invented the Wheel" was originally recorded by Anthony Smith on his debut album If That Ain't Country.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Who Invented the Wheel" (Anthony Smith, Bobby Terry, Craig Wiseman) — 3:24
  2. "Pistol" (Al Anderson, Leslie Satcher) — 3:19
  3. "Trying to Love You" (Beth Nielsen Chapman, Bill Lloyd) — 3:48
  4. "River of You" (Marvin Green, Satcher) — 3:37
  5. "Baby Don't You Let Go" (Jessi Alexander, Austin Cunningham, Sonya Isaacs) — 2:45
  6. "Standing Out in a Crowd" (Sarah Majors, Maia Sharp) — 3:21
  7. "Georgia Rain" (Ed Hill, Karyn Rochelle) — 5:11
  8. "Sweet Love" (Tia Sillers, Wiseman) — 3:46
  9. "Try Me" (Stephanie Chapman, Liz Rose) — 3:12
  10. "Gimme the Good Stuff" (Angelo Petraglia, George Ducas, Hillary Lindsey) — 3:33
  11. "It's Alright" (Anderson, Satcher) — 2:12
  12. "Love Will Always Win" (Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick) — 4:391

1Track included only on 2006 re-release.

Personnel[edit]

Musical[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • Jesse Amend — assistant
  • Matt Andrews — engineer
  • Jeff Balding — engineer, mixing
  • Chad Carlson — engineer, assistant
  • Mary Beth Felts — make-up
  • Garth Fundis — producer
  • Russ Harrington — photography
  • Erick Jaskowiak — assistant
  • Luellyn Latocki — art direction
  • Bob Ludwig — mastering
  • Libby Mitchell — stylist
  • Scott Paschall — production assistant
  • Ron Roark — graphic design
  • Virginia Team — art direction
  • Debra Wingo — hair stylist

Charts[edit]

AlbumsBillboard

Year Chart Peak
position
2005 U.S. Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 4

SinglesBillboard

Year Single Chart Positions
US Country US US Pop US AC
2005 "Georgia Rain" 15 78 99
"Trying to Love You" 52 28
2006 "Love Will Always Win" 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Critic Reviews for Jasper County". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  2. ^ Downs, Jolene. "Trisha Yearwood - Jasper County". About.com. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Jasper County - Trisha Yearwood". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  4. ^ Harkness, Geoff (2005-09-30). "Trisha Yearwood 'Jasper County'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  5. ^ Willman, Chris (2005-09-23). "Jasper County Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  6. ^ Arnold, Chuck; Novak, Ralph (2005-09-19). "Picks and Pans Review: Trisha Yearwood (Jasper County)". People. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  7. ^ Tranter, Nikki (2005-09-27). "Trisha Yearwood: Jasper County". PopMatters. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  8. ^ Inskeep, Thomas (2005-11-23). "Trisha Yearwood - Jasper County - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  9. ^ Mansfield, Brian (2005-09-12). "Trisha Yearwood, Jasper County". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Hillbilly Deluxe by Brooks & Dunn
Top Country Albums number-one album
October 1–8, 2005
Succeeded by
All Jacked Up by Gretchen Wilson