Shine (Martina McBride album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 24, 2009
LabelRCA Nashville
ProducerDann Huff
Martina McBride
Martina McBride chronology
Playlist: The Very Best of Martina McBride
Singles from Shine
  1. "Ride"
    Released: November 17, 2008
  2. "I Just Call You Mine"
    Released: May 18, 2009
  3. "Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong"
    Released: February 1, 2010
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
About.com5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[3]
BBC MusicAverage[4]
The Boston GlobeFavorable[5]
Country Weekly4/5 stars[6]
Entertainment WeeklyB-[7]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[8]
Robert Christgau(dud)[10]
Slant Magazine2.5/5 stars[11]
Uncut3/5 stars[1]
USA Today3/4 stars[12]

Shine is the tenth studio album from American country music singer Martina McBride, released on March 24, 2009 by RCA Nashville. The album spun three Top 20 hits on the Billboard country chart: "Ride" and "Wrong Baby Wrong" both reached #11, and "I Just Call You Mine" peaked at #18. McBride co-produced the album with Dann Huff and co-wrote the track "Sunny Side Up." It is her last studio album released through RCA Records before switching to Republic Nashville.

In November 2009, McBride began the Shine All Night Tour in support of the album.


Shine was produced by McBride along with Dann Huff, and it is the first album of her career that Huff has co-produced. Dann was approached by McBride and her husband John to co-produce the record on Huff's birthday.[citation needed] "Ride", the album's debut single, was released in November 2008 and peaked at #11 in April 2009. The follow-up single, "I Just Call You Mine", was sent to radio on May 18, 2009 and is being used in promos for NBC's "Today Wedding Show".[citation needed] It has also charted in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Shine marked McBride's fourth #1 album on the US Country Albums Charts, being one of the only women in country music to release three #1 albums consecutively. Also on the album, McBride released three top 20 singles, which marked her 24th, 25th and 26th top-20 singles on the US Top Country Singles chart.

Despite debuting at #10, the album spent just seven weeks on the Billboard 200. As of March 2010 the album has sold over 175,000 copies in the US.

"I'm Trying", co-written by Tia Sillers and Darrell Scott, was originally recorded by Kevin Sharp on his 1998 album Love Is, and later by Diamond Rio (as a collaboration with Chely Wright) on their 2001 album One More Day.

As with her last studio album, 2007's Waking Up Laughing, McBride has a co-writer's credit: the track "Sunny Side Up", which she co-wrote with Brad and Brett Warren, also known as The Warren Brothers. The Warren Brothers also co-wrote the lead-off track "Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong" with Robert Ellis Orrall and Stephen Barker Liles, the latter of whom is a member of the band Love and Theft. Although McBride was not involved with the writing of "Wrong Baby Wrong", she helped with the idea, being that the song was originally written in a man's point of view talking to his girlfriend.

On the iTunes Store, a pre-order bonus track was available up to the day of the album's release. It was a cover of Leo Sayer's 1978 hit "I Can't Stop Loving You". This is a different song to the one recorded for Timeless.

Track listing[edit]

1."Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong"Stephen Barker Liles, Robert Ellis Orrall, Brad Warren, Brett Warren3:39
2."I Just Call You Mine"Jess Cates, Ty Lacy, Dennis Matkosky4:20
3."Sunny Side Up"Martina McBride, Brad Warren, Brett Warren2:59
4."Walk Away"Nathan Chapman, Liz Rose, Jesse Walker3:44
5."I'm Trying"David Campbell, Tia Sillers, Darrell Scott4:00
6."What Do I Have to Do"Campbell, Michael Dulaney, Tom Shapiro, Neil Thrasher3:40
7."Don't Cost a Dime"Mark Irwin, Chris Tompkins, Josh Kear3:12
8."Ride"Michael Davey, Andrew Dorff, Chris A. Robbins3:57
9."You're Not Leaving Me"Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson, Troy Verges3:41
10."Wild Rebel Rose"Irwin, Kear3:49
11."Lies"Campbell, Catt Gravitt, Tania Hancheroff, Gerald O'Brien4:02
12."I Can't Stop Loving You" (iTunes pre-order bonus track)Don Gibson4:28
Total length:40:05




Chart (2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 10


Year Single Chart positions
US Country US
2008 "Ride" 11 82
2009 "I Just Call You Mine" 18 97
2010 "Wrong Baby Wrong" 11 74


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  2. ^ Fabian, Shelly. "Martina McBride: Her Early life, Discography, and More". Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  3. ^ [Shine at AllMusic Allmusic review]
  4. ^ Smith, Sid. "BBC - Music - Review of Martina McBride - Shine".
  5. ^ "Sunny outlook on McBride's 'Shine'" – via The Boston Globe.
  6. ^ "Nash Country Daily". Nash Country Daily.
  7. ^ "Shine".
  8. ^ "Los Angeles Times review".
  9. ^ "Martina McBride: Shine". May 1, 2009.
  10. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: martina mcbride".
  11. ^ Keefe, Jonathan. "Review: Martina McBride, Shine".
  12. ^ "Listen Up: Miley Cyrus' alter ego is a solid pop persona -".

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