When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues

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"When God Fearin' Women Get the Blues"
Single by Martina McBride
from the album Greatest Hits
Released June 25, 2001
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 0:52 (album intro)
4:08 (album version)
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Leslie Satcher
Producer(s) Paul Worley
Martina McBride
Martina McBride singles chronology
"It's My Time"
"When God Fearin' Women Get the Blues"

"When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues" is the title of a song written by Leslie Satcher, and recorded by American country music artist Martina McBride. It was released in June 2001 as the lead-off single to her Greatest Hits album.

Song information[edit]

The song tells of a female who becomes agitated after getting the blues.

The album version includes a 52-second intro followed by song, which has a playlength of 4:08. The bridge is edited out of the radio version.

McBride chose to include Dan Tyminski as a backing vocalist after hearing him sing "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? She also said that she enjoyed Leslie Satcher's lyrics in the song, and said that she was laughing the first time she heard Satcher's demo.[1]


  • Matt Chamberlain — drums
  • Jerry Douglas — Dobro
  • Larry Franklin — fiddle
  • Troy Johnson — background vocals
  • B. James Lowry — acoustic guitar
  • Jerry McPherson — electric guitar
  • Steve Nathan — piano
  • Dan Tyminski — background vocals
  • Biff Watson — acoustic guitar
  • Glenn Worf — bass guitar

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Steven Goldmann and premiered in mid-2001.

Chart performance[edit]

"When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues" debuted at number 53 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of June 30, 2001. The song was one of the four tracks from McBride's Greatest Hits compilation that were released as singles. It became a major hit for McBride, peaking within the Country Top 10 at number 8, as well as charting among the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 64.[2] The three other singles that would be released ("Blessed," "Where Would You Be," and "Concrete Angel") would also become Top 10 hits on the Billboard Country Chart.

Chart (2001) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 64

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 44


  1. ^ Greatest Hits (CD booklet). Martina McBride. RCA Records. 2001. 67012. 
  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "Martina McBride > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Martina McBride Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Martina McBride.
  4. ^ "Martina McBride Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Martina McBride.
  5. ^ "Best of 2001: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2012.