Ten Thousand Angels

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Ten Thousand Angels
Ten Thousand Angels.jpg
Studio album by Mindy McCready
Released April 30, 1996
Recorded 1995–1996
Genre Country, pop
Length 35:20
Label BNA
Producer David Malloy
Mindy McCready chronology
Ten Thousand Angels
If I Don't Stay the Night
(1997)If I Don't Stay the Night1997
Singles from Ten Thousand Angels
  1. "Ten Thousand Angels"
    Released: April 1, 1996
  2. "Guys Do It All the Time"
    Released: July 15, 1996
  3. "Maybe He'll Notice Her Now"
    Released: January 6, 1997
  4. "A Girl's Gotta Do"
    Released: February 24, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
Q 3/5 stars[3]

Ten Thousand Angels is the 1996 debut album of American country music singer Mindy McCready. It was released on BNA Records 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ten Thousand Angels" Steven Dale Jones, Billy Henderson 3:25
2. "Guys Do It All the Time" Bobby Whiteside, Kim Tribble 3:11
3. "All That I Am" Kye Fleming, Mary Ann Kennedy, Deborah Allen 3:23
4. "Maybe He'll Notice Her Now" (duet with Richie McDonald) Tim Johnson 3:59
5. "A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)" Rick Bowles, Robert Byrne 2:40
6. "Have a Nice Day" Lynn Chater, Kerry Chater 4:56
7. "It Ain't a Party" Johnson, David Malloy, Kim Williams 3:04
8. "Without Love" Johnson, Skip Ewing 4:13
9. "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" Johnson, Malloy 3:10
10. "Breakin' It" Mark Germino 3:19
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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Preceded by
CMT Canada '96
by Various Artists
RPM Country Albums number-one album
October 28 - November 3, 1996
Succeeded by
by LeAnn Rimes