I Will Stand by You: The Essential Collection

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I Will Stand by You: The Essential Collection
Greatest hits album by The Judds
Released April 5, 2011
Recorded 1984-2010
Genre Country
Length 50:32
Label Curb Records
The Judds chronology
Greatest Hits: Limited Edition
(2008)Greatest Hits: Limited Edition2008
I Will Stand by You: The Essential Collection
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

I Will Stand by You: The Essential Collection is a greatest hits collection by American country music duo The Judds. The album was released on April 5, 2011, via Curb Records, and includes twelve of The Judds' singles and two newly recorded songs.[2] The album's first single, "I Will Stand by You", was released to country radio in late 2010.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mama He's Crazy" (Kenny O'Dell) - 3:14
  2. "Why Not Me" (Harlan Howard, Sonny Throckmorton, Brent Maher) - 3:31
  3. "Girls' Night Out" (Maher, Jeff H. Bullock) - 2:54
  4. "Love Is Alive" (Kent Robbins) - 4:01
  5. "Have Mercy" (Paul Kennerley) - 3:22
  6. "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)" (Jamie O'Hara) - 4:15
  7. "Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain" (Maher, Don Schlitz) - 2:41
  8. "I Know Where I'm Going" (Don Schlitz, Craig Bickhardt, Maher) - 3:39
  9. "Turn It Loose" (Schlitz, Bickhardt, Maher) - 3:44
  10. "Young Love (Strong Love)" (Kennerley, Kent Robbins) - 4:23
  11. "Love Can Build a Bridge" (Paul Overstreet, Naomi Judd, John Jarvis) - 5:24
  12. "Flies on the Butter (You Can't Go Home Again)" (Chuck Cannon, Austin Cunningham, Allen Shamblin) – 4:30
  13. "I Will Stand by You" (Steven Lee Olsen, Robert Ellis Orrall) – 3:46
  14. "Back Home" – 3:48

Personnel on new tracks[edit]

The Judds
Additional Musicians

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 34


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "I Will Stand by You: The Essential Collection review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  2. ^ a b "The Judds To Release Essential Collection". The Judds official website. Retrieved 2011-03-17.