Southern Voice (album)

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Southern Voice
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Studio album by Tim McGraw
Released October 20, 2009
Recorded 2009
Studio Dark Horse Recording Studio
Genre Country
Label Curb
Producer
Tim McGraw chronology
Greatest Hits 3
(2008)Greatest Hits 32008
Southern Voice
(2009)
Number One Hits
(2010)Number One Hits2010
Singles from Southern Voice
  1. "It's a Business Doing Pleasure with You"
    Released: June 29, 2009
  2. "Southern Voice"
    Released: September 21, 2009
  3. "Still"
    Released: February 1, 2010
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic66/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[2]
BillboardFavorable[10]
The Boston GlobeFavorable[9]
Entertainment WeeklyB[11]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[6]
The New York TimesPositive[7]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[8]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[5]
Engine 1453.5/5 stars[4]
USA Today3/4 stars[3]

Southern Voice is the tenth studio album by country music artist Tim McGraw. It is the first album of all new material since Let It Go in 2007. The album includes the singles "It's a Business Doing Pleasure with You", the title track, and "Still".

History[edit]

McGraw was originally to have released his next album in 2008. To extend the term of the singer's recording contract, Curb Records instead released a third greatest hits package from the artist, only two years after his second greatest hits release – a move which the singer publicly criticized.[12] The release of the album was finally announced on June 30, 2009. The announcement also stated that McGraw would begin an extensive tour in support of the album in early 2010.[13]

Singles[edit]

"It's a Business Doing Pleasure with You", written by Brett James and Nickelback lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, served as the album's lead-off single. It reached a peak of number 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The title-track was released in September 2009, as the second single, and "Still" as the third and final single.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Still"Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Joe Leathers3:43
2."Ghost Town Train (She's Gone)"Marv Green, Troy Olsen3:49
3."Good Girls"Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Brad Warren, Brett Warren4:09
4."I Didn't Know It at the Time"Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton3:22
5."It's a Business Doing Pleasure with You"Brett James, Chad Kroeger3:07
6."If I Died Today"Blair Daly, Warren, Warren2:54
7."Mr. Whoever You Are"Sean McConnell4:23
8."Southern Voice"Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas4:02
9."You Had to Be There"Casey Beathard, Kenneth Wright3:51
10."I'm Only Jesus"Pat Buchanan, Warren, Warren4:37
11."Forever Seventeen"Joe Doyle, Josh Kear4:34
12."Love You Goodbye"Douglas, Jamie O'Hara4:39

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[14]

Musicians[edit]

Tracks 1-11

Track 12

  • Tom Bukovac – electric guitar
  • Paul Bushnell – bass guitar
  • Dan Dugmore – steel guitar
  • Shannon Forrest – drums
  • B. James Lowry – acoustic guitar
  • Jerry McPherson – electric guitar
  • Jimmy Nichols – piano, synthesizer

Additional musicians on Track 5

  • Byron Gallimore – electric guitar
  • Jimmy Nichols – Hammond B-3 organ, piano, and Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Brett Warren – harmonica

Background vocalists[edit]

  • Greg Barnhill – tracks 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11
  • Tim McGraw – track 11
  • Russell Terrell – tracks 2, 4, 5

Chart and certifications[edit]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Year-end
2010
US Billboard 200 66[22]
US Billboard Top Country Albums 9[23]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
2009 "It's a Business Doing Pleasure with You" 13 59 53
"Southern Voice" 1 49 58
2010 "Still" 16 91 94

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Critic Reviews for Southern Voice". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Southern Voice - Tim McGraw". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  3. ^ Mansfield, Brian (2009-10-21). "Listen Up: Tim McGraw turns reflective in 'Southern Voice'". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  4. ^ Morton, Ken (2009-10-20). "Album Review: Tim McGraw - Southern Voice". Engine 145. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  5. ^ Rosen, Jody (2009-10-26). "Southern Voice : Tim McGraw : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  6. ^ Lewis, Randy (October 19, 2009). "Album review: Tim McGraw's 'Southern Voice'". Los Angeles Times. 
  7. ^ Caramanica, Jon (2009-10-18). "New CDs (Tim McGraw: "Southern Voice")". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Tim McGraw". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  9. ^ Munro, Stuart (October 19, 2009). "Tim McGraw, 'Southern Voice'". The Boston Globe. 
  10. ^ Ken Tucker (2009-10-09). "Tim McGraw, "Southern Voice"". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  11. ^ Greenblatt, Leah (October 23, 2009). "Southern Voice Review". Entertainment Weekly. 
  12. ^ "Tim McGraw Apologizes for Release of New Greatest Hits Package October 14, 2008". CMT. October 14, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  13. ^ "Tim McGraw's New Album, Southern Voice, Arrives This Fall". CMT. June 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  14. ^ Southern Voice (CD booklet). Tim McGraw. Curb Records. 2009. 79152. 
  15. ^ http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Tim+McGraw&titel=Southern+Voice&cat=a
  16. ^ "Top 20 Country Chart - Australian Record Industry Association". Ariacharts.com.au. Archived from the original on 2012-01-13. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  17. ^ "Tim McGraw Music News & Info". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  18. ^ "Tim McGraw Music News & Info". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  19. ^ "Tim McGraw Music News & Info". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  20. ^ "Gold & Platinum: January 2009". CRIA. Archived from the original on 2010-06-23. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  21. ^ "Gold & Platinum Search". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  22. ^ "Best of 2010 - Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  23. ^ "Best of 2010 - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 

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