Southern Voice (album)

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Southern Voice
Studio album by Tim McGraw
Released October 20, 2009
Recorded Dark Horse Recording Studio
Genre Country
Label Curb
Producer Byron Gallimore
Tim McGraw
Darran Smith
Tim McGraw chronology
Greatest Hits 3
(2008)
Southern Voice
(2009)
Number One Hits
(2010)
Singles from Southern Voice
  1. "It's a Business Doing Pleasure with You"
    Released: June 29, 2009
  2. "Southern Voice"
    Released: September 21, 2009
  3. "Still"
    Released: February 1, 2010
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 66/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
Billboard Favorable[3]
The Boston Globe Favorable[4]
Entertainment Weekly B[5]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[6]
The New York Times Positive[7]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[9]
The 9513 3.5/5 stars[10]
USA Today 3/4 stars[11]

Southern Voice is the tenth studio album by country music artist Tim McGraw. It is the first album of all new material since Let It Go in 2007. The album includes the singles "It's a Business Doing Pleasure with You", the title track, and "Still".

History[edit]

McGraw was originally to have released his next album in 2008. To extend the term of the singer's recording contract, Curb Records instead released a third greatest hits package from the artist, only two years after his second greatest hits release — a move which the singer publicly criticized.[12] The release of the album was finally announced on June 30, 2009. The announcement also stated that McGraw would begin an extensive tour in support of the album in early 2010.[13]

Singles[edit]

"It's a Business Doing Pleasure with You", written by Brett James and Nickelback lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, served as the album's lead-off single. It reached a peak of number 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The title-track was released in September 2009 as the second single, and "Still" as the third and final single.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Still"   Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Joe Leathers 3:43
2. "Ghost Town Train (She's Gone)"   Marv Green, Troy Olsen 3:49
3. "Good Girls"   Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Brad Warren, Brett Warren 4:09
4. "I Didn't Know It at the Time"   Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton 3:22
5. "It's a Business Doing Pleasure with You"   Brett James, Chad Kroeger 3:07
6. "If I Died Today"   Blair Daly, Warren, Warren 2:54
7. "Mr. Whoever You Are"   Sean McConnell 4:23
8. "Southern Voice"   Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas 4:01
9. "You Had to Be There"   Casey Beathard, Kenneth Wright 3:51
10. "I'm Only Jesus"   Pat Buchanan, Warren, Warren 4:37
11. "Forever Seventeen"   Joe Doyle, Josh Kear 4:34
12. "Love You Goodbye"   Douglas, Jamie O'Hara 4:39

Musicians[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[14]

Tracks 1-11
Track 12
  • Tom Bukovac — electric guitar
  • Paul Bushnell — bass guitar
  • Dan Dugmore — steel guitar
  • Shannon Forrest — drums
  • B. James Lowry — acoustic guitar
  • Jerry McPherson — electric guitar
  • Jimmy Nichols — piano, synthesizer
Additional musicians on Track 5
  • Byron Gallimore — electric guitar
  • Jimmy Nichols — Hammond B-3 organ, piano, and Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Brett Warren — harmonica
Background vocalists
  • Greg Barnhill — tracks 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11
  • Tim McGraw — track 11
  • Russell Terrell — tracks 2, 4, 5

Strings on tracks 1, 7, 9, and 12 arranged and composed by David Campbell.

Chart and certifications[edit]

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Year-end
2010
US Billboard 200 66[22]
US Billboard Top Country Albums 9[23]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
2009 "It's a Business Doing Pleasure with You" 13 59 53
"Southern Voice" 1 49 58
2010 "Still" 16 91 94
Preceded by
Fearless by Taylor Swift
Top Country Albums number-one album
November 7, 2009
Succeeded by
Fearless by Taylor Swift

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Critic Reviews for Southern Voice". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Southern Voice - Tim McGraw". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  3. ^ Ken Tucker (2009-10-09). "Tim McGraw, "Southern Voice"". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  4. ^ Munro, Stuart (October 19, 2009). "Tim McGraw, 'Southern Voice'". The Boston Globe. 
  5. ^ Greenblatt, Leah (October 23, 2009). "Southern Voice Review". Entertainment Weekly. 
  6. ^ Lewis, Randy (October 19, 2009). "Album review: Tim McGraw's 'Southern Voice'". Los Angeles Times. 
  7. ^ Caramanica, Jon (2009-10-18). "New CDs (Tim McGraw: "Southern Voice")". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Tim McGraw". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  9. ^ Rosen, Jody (2009-10-26). "Southern Voice : Tim McGraw : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  10. ^ Morton, Ken (2009-10-20). "Album Review: Tim McGraw - Southern Voice". The 9513. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  11. ^ Mansfield, Brian (2009-10-21). "Listen Up: Tim McGraw turns reflective in 'Southern Voice'". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  12. ^ "Tim McGraw Apologizes for Release of New Greatest Hits Package October 14, 2008". CMT. October 14, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  13. ^ "Tim McGraw's New Album, Southern Voice, Arrives This Fall". CMT. June 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  14. ^ Southern Voice (CD booklet). Tim McGraw. Curb Records. 2009. 79152. 
  15. ^ http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Tim+McGraw&titel=Southern+Voice&cat=a
  16. ^ "Top 20 Country Chart - Australian Record Industry Association". Ariacharts.com.au. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  17. ^ "Tim McGraw Music News & Info". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  18. ^ "Tim McGraw Music News & Info". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  19. ^ "Tim McGraw Music News & Info". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  20. ^ "Gold & Platinum: January 2009". CRIA. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  21. ^ "Gold & Platinum Search". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  22. ^ "Best of 2010 - Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  23. ^ "Best of 2010 - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 

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