Ten Thousand Angels

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Ten Thousand Angels
Ten Thousand Angels.jpg
Studio album by Mindy McCready
ReleasedApril 30, 1996
GenreCountry, pop
ProducerDavid Malloy
Mindy McCready chronology
Ten Thousand Angels
If I Don't Stay the Night
Singles from Ten Thousand Angels
  1. "Ten Thousand Angels"
    Released: February 3, 1996
  2. "Guys Do It All the Time"
    Released: July 15, 1996
  3. "Maybe He'll Notice Her Now"
    Released: October 12, 1996
  4. "A Girl's Gotta Do"
    Released: February 24, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
Q3/5 stars[3]

Ten Thousand Angels is the debut studio album of American country music singer Mindy McCready. It was released on BNA Records in 1996 and sold two million copies being certified double platinum by the RIAA. The album peaked at #5 on the US country charts, and producing four chart singles on the country charts. The first single, which was the title track, reached #6, and was followed by her only #1 hit, "Guys Do It All the Time". Following this song was "Maybe He'll Notice Her Now", which featured backing vocals from Richie McDonald, the lead singer of the band Lonestar. This song peaked at #18. "A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)" was the final single, reaching #4 in 1997.

Track listing[edit]

1."Ten Thousand Angels"Steven Dale Jones, Billy Henderson3:25
2."Guys Do It All the Time"Bobby Whiteside, Kim Tribble3:11
3."All That I Am"Kye Fleming, Mary Ann Kennedy, Deborah Allen3:23
4."Maybe He'll Notice Her Now" (duet with Richie McDonald)Tim Johnson3:59
5."A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)"Rick Bowles, Robert Byrne2:40
6."Have a Nice Day"Lynn Chater, Kerry Chater4:56
7."It Ain't a Party"Johnson, David Malloy, Kim Williams3:04
8."Without Love"Johnson, Skip Ewing4:13
9."Tell Me Something I Don't Know"Johnson, Malloy3:10
10."Breakin' It"Mark Germino3:19
Total length:35:20


Strings performed by the Nashville String Machine; Carl Gorodetzky, concert master. String arrangements by Ronn Huff.


  • Produced By David Malloy
  • Engineers: Kevin Beamish, Tonya Ginnetti, David Malloy, Jimmy Nichols, Warren Peterson
  • Assistant Engineers: Mark Beronulli, Mark Hagen, Joe Hayden, Mel Jones, King Williams
  • Mixing: Kevin Beamish
  • Digital Editing: Carlos Grier
  • Mastering: Denny Purcell, Jonathan Russell

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 5
U.S. Billboard 200 40
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 1
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1
Canadian RPM Top Albums 93


  1. ^ Ten Thousand Angels at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Du Noyer, Paul. "Mindy McCready - Ten Thousand Angels". Q. EMAP Metro Ltd. (July 1999): 142.

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