Blessed (Martina McBride song)
|Single by Martina McBride|
|from the album Greatest Hits|
|B-side||"When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues"|
|Released||October 22, 2001|
|Format||music download, CD single|
|Length||4:36 (album version)|
|Writer(s)||Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges|
|Martina McBride singles chronology|
"Blessed" is a song written by Brett James, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey, and recorded by American country music artist Martina McBride. It was released in October 2001 as the second single from her Greatest Hits album. In March 2002, it became her fifth and last No. 1 single on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
The narrator talks about how she is blessed in many ways.
The music video was directed by Deaton Flanigen and premiered in late 2001. It is the first of her videos to feature her 3 daughters, who would later appear in the videos for "This One's For The Girls" and "Teenage Daughters". The video also features her husband John, and although is set in a forest, was actually filmed on a soundstage in Nashville.
Compiled from liner notes.
- Matt Chamberlain — drums
- David Huff — programming
- Carolyn Dawn Johnson — background vocals
- Troy Lancaster — electric guitar
- B. James Lowry — acoustic guitar
- Martina McBride — lead and background vocals
- Jerry McPherson — electric guitar
- Steve Nathan — Hammond B-3 organ
- Biff Watson — acoustic guitar
- Glenn Worf — bass guitar
- Jonathan Yudkin — violin, viola, cello
"Blessed" debuted at No. 56 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of November 3, 2001.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||31|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||9|
"The Long Goodbye"
by Brooks & Dunn
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
March 30-April 6, 2002
"I Breathe In, I Breathe Out"
by Chris Cagle
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 262. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
- Greatest Hits (CD booklet). Martina McBride. RCA Records. 2001. 67012.
- "Martina McBride – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Martina McBride.
- "Martina McBride – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Martina McBride.
- "Best of 2002: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2002. Retrieved July 24, 2012.