Sing: Chapter 1

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Sing: Chapter 1
Studio album by Wynonna Judd
Released February 3, 2009
See release history
Recorded 2008-2009
Genre Country
Length 46:19
Label Curb
Producer Brent Maher, Don Potter
Wynonna Judd chronology
A Classic Christmas
(2006)
Sing: Chapter 1
(2009)
Love Heals
(2010)
Singles from Sing: Chapter 1
  1. "I Hear You Knocking"
    Released: March 2009
  2. "Sing"
    Released: June 2009
  3. "When I Fall in Love"
    Released: November 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (70/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Country Universe 3.5/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly C[5]
Norfolk Daily News 3/4 stars[6]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[7]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[8]

Sing: Chapter 1 is a studio album from country music singer Wynonna Judd, released on February 3, 2009.[9] It is her seventh solo studio album and the follow-up to her 2003 album What the World Needs Now Is Love and her holiday-themed 2006 release A Classic Christmas. This release celebrates Wynonna's 25th Anniversary in the music business.

Album information[edit]

Wynonna teamed up with Brent Maher and Don Potter - the duo behind the many releases that Wynonna had as one half of the mother-daughter duo The Judds with mom Naomi Judd.

The album, contains 11 cover songs which Wynonna states "are a real cross-section of all the different genres I grew up with. It’s all me, its all part of the tapestry of who I am.[10] This record is musical ADD. It's that simple. Every genre is represented on this record, and by God, it works. It's all the different chapters of my life," she said. "These are part of the backdrop of everyday life in the Judd family. It's snapshots ... of joy, pain, sorrow, life, death, divorce, kids, the whole enchilada."[11]

The 12th song on the album is the title track and is the sole original song on the album, and was written by Rodney Crowell. The record label, Curb, commissioned dance remixes of the track by Almighty, Pete Hammond, Digital Dog and Jody den Broeder. The tracks are available together on a CD called 'Wynonna - Sing Remixes' and were also released to DJs as CD promos. The Maxi-Single is available for digital download at iTunes.

Sing has been in production for over a year and a half.[10] It includes Wynonna's first studio recording of Burt Bacharach's "Anyone Who Had A Heart." Wynonna previously recorded this song live for Bacharach's 1999 concert release One Amazing Night as well as in duet with Dionne Warwick for Warwick's 2006 album My Friends & Me.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "That's How Rhythm Was Born" (George Whiting, J. C. Johnson, Nat Burton) - 3:05
  2. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (Hank Williams) - 4:05
  3. "Woman Be Wise" (Sippy Wallace) - 4:39
  4. "I Hear You Knocking" (Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King) - 2:55
  5. "Till I Get It Right" (Larry Henley, Red Lane) - 3:23
  6. "Are the Good Times Really Over" (Merle Haggard) - 4:49
  7. "The House Is Rockin'" (Doyle Bramhall, Stevie Ray Vaughan) - 2:33
  8. "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers) - 3:19
  9. "I'm a Woman" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) - 4:04
  10. "Anyone Who Had a Heart" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 4:01
  11. "When I Fall In Love" (Victor Young, Edward Heyman) - 4:17
  12. "Sing" (Rodney Crowell) - 4:59

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 5
U.S. Billboard 200 37

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions
US Dance
2009 "I Hear You Knocking"
"Sing" 4
"When I Fall in Love"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United States February 3, 2009
Canada March 31, 2009
Australia February 3, 2012

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