the JaneDear girls (album)

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the JaneDear girls
Studio album by the JaneDear girls
Released February 1, 2011 (2011-02-01)
Recorded 2010
Genre Country, country rock
Length 36:51
Label Reprise Nashville
Producer John Rich
Singles from Stronger
  1. "Wildflower"
    Released: April 26, 2010
  2. "Shotgun Girl"
    Released: March 21, 2011
  3. "Merry Go Round"
    Released: September 19, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Country Standard Time mixed[2]
Country Weekly 2.5/5 stars[3]
Roughstock 3.5/5 stars[4]

the JaneDear girls is the self-titled debut album by American country duo the JaneDear girls. It was released on February 1, 2011 via Reprise Nashville. The lead-off single, "Wildflower," was a Top 20 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The album produced two further singles in "Shotgun Girl" (a minor Top 40 hit) and "Merry Go Round."

Background[edit]

Susie Brown or Danelle Leverett co-wrote all the album's 11 songs.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Jessica Phillips of Country Weekly rated the album two-and-a-half stars out of five, criticizing most of the songs for having an "uninspired" sound but praising both members' voices.[3] Country Standard Time writer Jeffrey B. Remz also praised the duo's singing voices, but criticized the rock influences in the production and the "formulaic" song choices.[2] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the album three-and-a-half stars out of five, complimenting the album at "giving music fans a complete idea of what Susie and Danelle can do." He found fault in some of the "production choices," but concluded that "this record, as a collective whole, is a success."[4]

Track listing[edit]

Standard/CD/MP3 download[6]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wildflower"   Susie Brown, Vicky McGehee, Jeremy Stover 2:43
2. "Shotgun Girl"   Danelle Leverett, Deric Ruttan 3:24
3. "Merry Go Round"   Leverett, Peter Amato, Oliver Leiber 3:15
4. "Sugar"   Brown, Andy Gibson, John Davis Kennedy 3:03
5. "Saturdays in September"   Leverett, Brown, Tom Hambridge, Danny Myrick, Jeffrey Steele 3:53
6. "Sing Along"   Leverett, Rune Westberg 3:03
7. "Lucky You"   Leverett, Brown, Ruttan 3:12
8. "Pretender"   Leverett, Brown, Myrick, Jeff Spence 3:52
9. "Never Gonna Let You Go"   Leverett, Brown, Marcus Hummon 3:47
10. "Free Ride"   Leverett, Jordan Lawhead, Jason Reeves 2:55
11. "Every Day's a Holiday"   Leverett, Brown, Myrick 3:39

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

The JaneDear Girls debuted at number 46 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number 10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart selling 10,307 copies in its first week.[7] As of the chart dated March 19, 2011, the album has sold 32,915 copies.[8]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 46
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 10

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US Country
[9]
US
[10]
2010 "Wildflower" 15 60
2011 "Shotgun Girl" 36
"Merry Go Round" 44
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The JaneDear Girls review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Remz, Jeffrey B. "The JaneDear Girls review". Country Standard Time. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Phillips, Jessica (February 21, 2011). "Reviews". Country Weekly 18 (8): 56. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  4. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt. "the JaneDear girls – the JaneDear girls". Roughstock. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ Alanna Conaway (January 6, 2011). "The JaneDear Girls Set to Release Debut Album in February". The Boot. Retrieved January 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ "WARNER BROS. RECORDS’ HOT NEW DUO THE JANEDEAR GIRLS TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE FEBRUARY 1ST". Warner Music Nashville. January 5, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Jason Aldean Tops Country Album Sales Chart". Roughstock. February 9, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Thompson Square Debuts Strong on Album Charts". Roughstock. February 16, 2011. Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
  9. ^ "The JaneDear Girls Album & Song Chart History – Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 10, 2011. 
  10. ^ "The JaneDear Girls Album & Song Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 10, 2011.