Greatest Hits (Pam Tillis album)

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Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by Pam Tillis
Released June 3, 1997 (1997-06-03)
Genre Country
Length 40:28
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Steve Fishell
Ed Seay
Pam Tillis
Billy Joe Walker, Jr.
Paul Worley
Pam Tillis chronology
All of This Love
(1995)
Greatest Hits
(1997)
Every Time
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Greatest Hits is a 1997 compilation album from American country music artist Pam Tillis. The album reached #6 on the Billboard country albums charts. It chronicles her greatest hits from her first four albums for Arista Nashville. The tracks "Land of the Living" and "All the Good Ones Are Gone" are new to this compilation. Both were released as singles, reaching Top Five on the Hot Country Songs charts in 1997. The album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of over 1,000,000 copies in the U.S. This was the last of her albums to receive certification in sales. "All The Good Ones Are Gone" would also be Pam's last top 10 appearance in the Country Singles Charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Land of the Living" (Wayland Patton, Tia Sillers) – 3:32
  2. "All the Good Ones Are Gone" (Dean Dillon, Bob McDill) – 3:17
  3. "Don't Tell Me What to Do" (Harlan Howard, Max D. Barnes) – 3:12
  4. "Maybe It Was Memphis" (Michael Anderson) – 4:00
  5. "Shake the Sugar Tree" (Chapin Hartford) – 3:08
  6. "Let That Pony Run" (Gretchen Peters) – 3:30
  7. "Cleopatra, Queen of Denial" (Pam Tillis, Bob DiPiero, Jan Buckingham) – 3:12
  8. "Spilled Perfume" (Tillis, Dillon) – 3:53
  9. "When You Walk in the Room" (Jackie DeShannon) – 2:44
  10. "In Between Dances" (Barry Alfonso, Craig Bickhardt) - 3:21
  11. "Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)" (Tillis, Jess Leary) – 2:51
  12. "The River and the Highway" (Gerry House, Don Schlitz) – 4:21

Production[edit]

  • Tracks 1 and 2 produced by Billy Joe Walker, Jr. and Pam Tillis
  • Tracks 3-7 produced by Paul Worley and Ed Seay
  • Tracks 8-11 produced by Pam Tillis and Steve Fishell
  • Track 12 produced by Pam Tillis

Personnel[edit]

  • Eddie Bayersdrums
  • Richard Bennettacoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Stephanie Bentley – background vocals
  • Bruce Bouton – steel guitar
  • Mike Brignardello – bass guitar
  • Melissa Britt – background vocals
  • Dennis Burnside – organ, piano
  • Larry Byrom – electric guitar
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter – background vocals
  • Joe Chemay – bass guitar
  • Ashley Cleveland – background vocals
  • Bob DiPiero – 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Dan Dugmore – acoustic guitar
  • Stuart Duncanfiddle
  • Mike Elmore – electric guitar
  • Paul Franklin – steel guitar
  • Sonny Garrish – steel guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Steve Gibson – electric guitar
  • Vince Gill – background vocals
  • Rob Hajacos – fiddle
  • Vicki Hampton – background vocals
  • John Hobbs – piano
  • Dann Huff – electric guitar
  • Bill Hullett – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin
  • Carl Jackson – acoustic guitar
  • John Barlow Jarvisaccordion, keyboards
  • John Jorgenson – electric guitar, acoustic guitar solo
  • Mary Ann Kennedy – background vocals
  • Paul Liem – drums
  • Greg Leisz – steel guitar
  • Terry McMillanpercussion
  • Richard Madenfort – piano
  • Liana Manis – background vocals
  • Anthony Martin – piano, synthesizer
  • Rick Marty – electric guitar
  • Brent Mason – electric guitar
  • Steve Nathan – piano, synthesizer
  • Mark O'Conner – fiddle, mandolin
  • Bobby Ogdin – synthesizer
  • Larry Paxton – bass guitar
  • Suzy Ragsdale – background vocals
  • Kim Richey – background vocals
  • Matt Rollings – piano
  • Pamela Rose – background vocals
  • Milton Sledge – drums
  • Blaine Sprouse – fiddle
  • Karen Staley – background vocals
  • Harry Stinson – percussion, background vocals
  • Pam Tillis – lead vocals, background vocals
  • Cindy Richardson-Walker – background vocals
  • Billy Joe Walker Jr. – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Tricia Walker – background vocals
  • Biff Watson – acoustic guitar
  • Willie Weeks – bass guitar
  • Lonnie Wilson – drums, percussion
  • Glenn Worf – bass guitar
  • Paul Worley – acoustic guitar, electric guitar

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 47

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