The Time Has Come (Martina McBride album)

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The Time Has Come
Studio album by Martina McBride
Released May 12, 1992 (1992-05-12)
Genre Country
Length 31:52
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Ed Seay
Paul Worley
Martina McBride chronology
The Time Has Come
The Way That I Am
Singles from The Time Has Come
  1. "The Time Has Come"
    Released: May 1992
  2. "That's Me"
    Released: July 1992
  3. "Cheap Whiskey"
    Released: December 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[4]

The Time Has Come is the debut album by Martina McBride released in 1992. The album rose to the #49 position on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. It includes the singles "The Time Has Come", "Cheap Whiskey", and "That's Me", all of which charted on the Billboard country charts. "The Time Has Come" was the highest-peaking of the three, reaching #23. "When You Are Old" was later recorded by Gretchen Peters on her 1996 album The Secret of Life. None of the songs from this album appeared on any compilation albums, although her title track will appear on The Essential Martina McBride compilation album in October 2012.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Time Has Come"   Lonnie Wilson, Susan Longacre 2:32
2. "That's Me"   Tony Haselden, Bob Alan 3:52
3. "True Blue Fool"   Carol Chase, Kathy Louvin 2:58
4. "Losing You Feels Good"   Lonnie Wilson, Charlotte Wilson, Herbert Wilson 3:20
5. "Walk That Line"   David Wills, Rick West 2:49
6. "Cheap Whiskey"   Emory Gordy, Jr., Jim Rushing 3:08
7. "I Can't Sleep"   Louvin, Mark Collie 2:46
8. "A Woman Knows"   Chris McCarty, Allen Spears, John Fowler 3:17
9. "The Rope"   Stephanie Davis 3:58
10. "When You Are Old"   Gretchen Peters 3:07
Total length:


  • Produced By Ed Seay & Paul Worley
  • Engineers: Anthony Martin, Clarke Schleicher, Ed Seay
  • Assistant Engineer: Jeff Giedt
  • Mixing: Ed Seay
  • Digital Editing: Carlos Grier
  • Mastering: Denny Purcell


  • Drums, Percussion: Paul Leim, Lonnie Wilson
  • Bass: Mike Chapman, Joe Chemay, Glenn Worf
  • Piano: John Hobbs
  • Organ: Anthony Martin
  • Guitars: Bill Hulett, Brent Mason, Steve Nathan, Biff Watson, Paul Worley
  • Steel: Sonny Garrish, John Hughey
  • Pedabro: Sonny Garrish
  • Fiddle: Rob Hajacos
  • Strings: The A-Strings; Directed By Connie Ellisor
  • Background Vocals: Garth Brooks, Carol Chase, Kathy Chiavola, Carl Jackson, Wendy Suits Johnson, Anthony Martin, Martina McBride, Harry Stinson, Dennis Wilson, Andrea Zonn

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1992) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[5] 49
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 15
Canadian RPM Country Albums 21


Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1992 "The Time Has Come" 23[5] 11
"That's Me" 43[5] 44
"Cheap Whiskey" 44[5] 47