God's Country: George Jones and Friends

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God's Country: George Jones and Friends
God's Country - George Jones and Friends (tribute album - cover art).jpg
Compilation album (Tribute album) by
ReleasedOctober 17, 2006
RecordedSummer 2006
GenreCountry
Length31:20
LabelCategory 5 Records
ProducerBilly Joe Walker, Jr.
Allen Reynolds
George Jones chronology
Hits I Missed...And One I Didn't
(2005)
God's Country: George Jones and Friends
(2006)
Kickin' Out the Footlights...Again
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars [1]

God's Country: George Jones and Friends is a tribute album to American country music artist George Jones. Released on October 17, 2006 on the Category 5 Records label. It features several of Jones' most well-known songs, such as "White Lightnin'," and "He Stopped Loving Her Today". Various artists contributed cover versions to the album, including Vince Gill, Tanya Tucker and Sammy Kershaw. Jones also appears on this album singing the title track "God's Country", his first brand new song in five years. The album includes a behind-the-scenes DVD of its making. George Jones appears on the album courtesy of Bandit Records.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1 (CD)[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Artist(s)Length
1."God's Country"Neal Coty, Jimmy MeltonGeorge Jones2:58
2."She Thinks I Still Care"Dickey LeeVince Gill3:02
3."Walk Through This World with Me"Kay Savage, Sandra SeamonsMark Chesnutt2:54
4."Window Up Above"George JonesTanya Tucker4:06
5."Take Me"Jones, Leon PaynePam Tillis3:24
6."White Lightning"J. P. RichardsonJoe Diffie2:40
7."He Stopped Loving Her Today"Bobby Braddock, Curly PutmanSammy Kershaw3:19
8."Beer Run"Kim Williams, Amanda Williams, Keith Anderson, George Ducas, Kent BlazyGarth Brooks and George Jones3:02
9."Golden Ring/We're Gonna Hold On"Braddock, Rafe VanHoy/Jones, Earl MontgomeryJoe Diffie and Shonna Faegan4:39
10."The One I Loved Back Then (The Corvette Song)"Gary GentryTracy Lawrence2:36

Disc 2 (DVD)[edit]

  1. The Making of the Album Documentary [DVD]

Personnel[edit]

  • Eddie Bayers – Drums
  • Mike Brignardello – Bass
  • Bob Bullock – Engineer
  • Joe Chemay – Bass
  • Lisa Cochran – Background Vocals
  • J. T. Corenflos – Electric guitar
  • Bill Decker – Mixing
  • Joe Diffie – Background Vocals
  • Dan Dugmore – Steel Guitar
  • Stuart Duncan – Fiddle
  • Buddy Emmons – Steel Guitar
  • Brandon Epps – Assistant Engineer
  • Larry Franklin – Fiddle
  • Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
  • Derek Garten – Assistant Engineer
  • Tony Harrell – Piano
  • Aubrey Haynie – Fiddle
  • Wes Hightower – Background Vocals
  • John Hobbs – Piano
  • Jim Hoke – Acoustic guitar, Harmonica
  • John Jarvis – Piano
  • Troy Lancaster – Electric guitar
  • Chris Leuzinger – Electric guitar
  • B. James Lowry – Acoustic guitar
  • Liana Manis – Background Vocals
  • Sam Martin – Assistant Engineer
  • Brent Mason – Electric guitar
  • Andrew Mendelson – Mastering
  • Mark Miller – Engineer
  • Greg Morrow – Drums
  • Gordon Mote – Piano
  • Steve Nathan – Strings
  • Denny Purcell – Mastering
  • Allen Reynolds – Producer
  • Michael Rhodes – Bass
  • John Wesley Ryles – Background Vocals
  • Hank Singer – Fiddle
  • Brian Sutton – Acoustic guitar
  • Pam Tillis – Background Vocals
  • Wanda Vick – Dobro
  • Billy Joe Walker, Jr. – Producer, Gut String Guitar
  • Ginny Johnson Walker – Production Assistant
  • Lonnie Wilson – Drums
  • Glenn Worf – Bass

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 58
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 46