And the Crowd Goes Wild

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And the Crowd Goes Wild
Studio album by Mark Wills
Released October 21, 2003 (2003-10-21)
Genre Country
Length 39:52
Label Mercury Nashville
Producer Chris Lindsey, Mark Wills
Mark Wills chronology
Greatest Hits
And the Crowd Goes Wild
Familiar Stranger
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

And the Crowd Goes Wild is the fifth studio album, and sixth album overall, by American country music artist Mark Wills. Released in 2003 as his last album for Mercury Nashville Records, the album produced two top 40 hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts: the title track and "That's a Woman", which peaked at #29 and #40, respectively. The album itself peaked at #5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts, and #68 on The Billboard 200.


The title track was previously recorded by Jeffrey Steele on his 2002 album Somethin' in the Water, and later covered by PBR Allstars on their album Buck and Roll: Vol. 1. "Prisoner of the Highway" is a cover version of a song previously recorded by Ronnie Milsap, and features guest vocals from him. "What Hurts the Most" was later recorded by pop singer Jo O'Meara and country trio Rascal Flatts, who released their versions in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Wills's version, though never released as a single itself, peaked at #51 on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs charts in 2006. Additionally, "A Singer in a Band" was later recorded by Joe Nichols on his 2004 album Revelation.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "And the Crowd Goes Wild" (Craig Wiseman, Jeffrey Steele) – 4:00
  2. "He's a Cowboy" (Wiseman, Dan Couch, P.J. Smith) – 3:10
  3. "That's a Woman" (Rivers Rutherford, Steven Dale Jones) – 2:43
  4. "Prisoner of the Highway" (Mike Reid) – 4:23
  5. "What Hurts the Most" (Steele, Steve Robson) – 3:47
  6. "What She Sees in Me" (Jimmy Ritchey, Chuck Jones) – 3:49
  7. "Married in Mexico" (Trey Bruce, Cory Mayo) – 4:47
  8. "Nothin' but a Suntan" (James T. Slater) – 3:51
  9. "How Bad Do You Want It" (Tom Shapiro, Mark Nesler, Tony Martin) – 3:28
  10. "I Just Close My Eyes" (Chris Lindsey, Bill Luther, Aimee Mayo) – 4:51
  11. "A Singer in a Band" (Tim Mensy, Gary Harrison) – 3:15


Strings on "That's a Woman" and "What Hurts the Most" performed by the Nashville String Machine and conducted by Carl Gorodetzky.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 5
U.S. Billboard 200 68


  1. ^ Konicki Dinoia, Maria. And the Crowd Goes Wild at AllMusic

External links[edit]

  • And the Crowd Goes Wild (CD liner notes). Mark Wills. Mercury Records. 2003. 000101202.