Martina (album)

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Martina
Studio album by Martina McBride
Released September 30, 2003
Genre Country, country pop, adult contemporary
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Martina McBride
Paul Worley
Martina McBride chronology
Greatest Hits
(2001)
Martina
(2003)
Timeless
(2005)
Singles from Martina
  1. "This One's for the Girls"
    Released: June 16, 2003
  2. "In My Daughter's Eyes"
    Released: November 17, 2003
  3. "How Far"
    Released: May 2004
  4. "God's Will"
    Released: December 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com (favorable)[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly C+[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]

Martina is American country music artist Martina McBride's seventh album, released on September 30, 2003 by RCA Nashville. It was a number one on the country album charts, and number seven on the US album charts. In the U.S. the album was certified Gold on 11/7/2003,Platinum on 1/12/2004 and 2xPlatinum on 4/20/2006 by the R.I.A.A. It produced four singles on the country charts: "This One's for the Girls" at #3, "In My Daughter's Eyes" at #4, "How Far" at #12 and "God's Will" at #16. "This One's for the Girls", which featured backing vocals from Faith Hill, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and McBride's two daughters, was also McBride's first and only Number One hit on the Adult Contemporary charts. Pop girl group Girl Authority covered "This One's for the Girls" for their second album Road Trip.

The album features a live concert version of the classic song "Over the Rainbow". Track 2, "She's a Butterfly", features Big & Rich on background vocals. Ricky Skaggs plays mandolin and sings background vocals alongside his wife, Sharon White, on "Reluctant Daughter", which Skaggs also arranged. The track, "Wearing White", features Vince Gill on backup vocals. A limited edition was also released exclusively through Wal-Mart retail stores. This version featured a bonus track, "Show Me". The track can now also be found on Playlist: The Very Best of Martina McBride.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "So Magical"   Brett James, Angelo, Hillary Lindsey 3:52
2. "She's a Butterfly"   Big Kenny, John Rich 4:00
3. "City of Love"   Troy Lancaster, Tommy Polk 2:59
4. "This One's for the Girls"   Chris Lindsey, Hillary Lindsey, Aimee Mayo 4:04
5. "How Far"   Shaye Smith, Ed Hill, Jamie O'Neal 3:57
6. "Reluctant Daughter"   Jon Vezner, Sally Barris 2:36
7. "Wearing White"   Tommy Lee James, Lisa Drew 2:51
8. "When You Love Me"   Angelo, James, H. Lindsey 4:32
9. "In My Daughter's Eyes"   James T. Slater 3:14
10. "Learning to Fall"   Bill Deasy, Odie Blackmon 3:57
11. "God's Will"   Barry Dean, Tom Douglas 5:50
12. "Over the Rainbow" (Live) Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg 3:34
13. "Show Me" (Limited edition bonus track) Troy Verges 4:29

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[5]

All strings performed by the Nashville String Machine, conducted and arranged by Chris McDonald.

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 7

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US US AC
2003 "This One's for the Girls" 3 39 1
"In My Daughter's Eyes" 4 39 3
2004 "How Far" 12 68
"God's Will" 16 85

References[edit]

  1. ^ About.com review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived October 2, 2007)
  5. ^ Martina (CD). Martina McBride. RCA Records. 2003. RCA82876-54207-2. 
Preceded by
Greatest Hits Volume II
by Alan Jackson
Top Country Albums number-one album
October 18–24, 2003
Succeeded by
Greatest Hits Volume II
by Alan Jackson