Thank God for Believers

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Thank God for Believers
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Studio album by Mark Chesnutt
Released September 23, 1997 (1997-09-23)
Recorded 1997 at Big Javelina Studio, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 32:25
Label Decca
Producer Mark Wright
Mark Chesnutt chronology
Greatest Hits
(1996)
Thank God for Believers
(1997)
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly (B+) [2]

Thank God for Believers is the seventh studio album released by American country music artist Mark Chesnutt. His third album for Decca Records, it produced four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts between 1997 and 1998: the title track (number 2), "It's Not Over" (number 34), "I Might Even Quit Lovin' You" (number 18), and "Wherever You Are" (number 45). "Wherever You Are" was the first single of Chesnutt's career to miss the Top 40 on the country charts. With this album, Chesnutt is also reunited with producer Mark Wright, who produced Chesnutt's first four MCA Nashville albums.

"It's Not Over" was previously recorded by Chesnutt on his third album, 1992's Longnecks & Short Stories, and before that by Reba McEntire on her 1984 album My Kind of Country. The version included on this album is the same as on Longnecks & Short Stories. Chesnutt chose to include it because he felt that it should have been released as a single from the original album, and suggested that it be included to replace another song that he felt did not fit thematically with the rest of the album.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Goodbye Heartache" (Mark Chesnutt, Steve Leslie, Roger Springer) - 2:52
  2. "Thank God for Believers" (Mark Alan Springer, R. Springer, Tim Johnson) - 3:25
  3. "Wherever You Are" (R. Springer, Reese Wilson, Tony Martin) - 3:25
  4. "I Might Even Quit Lovin' You" (Chesnutt, R. Springer, Slugger Morrissette) - 3:38
  5. "Numbers on the Jukebox" (Chesnutt, R. Springer, Morrissette) - 3:20
  6. "That Side of You" (Chesnutt, Leslie, R. Springer) - 3:37
  7. "Useless" (Mark Wright, R. Springer, Robert Arthur) - 2:34
  8. "Hello Honky Tonk" (Ron Harbin, Kim Williams, L. David Lewis) - 2:46
  9. "Any Ole Reason" (Chesnutt, R. Springer, Morrissette) - 3:13
  10. "It's Not Over" (Mark Wright, Larry Kingston) - 3:18

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[4]

  • Mike Brignardello - bass guitar on "Useless"
  • Mark Chesnutt - lead vocals
  • Buddy Emmons - steel guitar
  • Jana King Evans - background vocals on "Numbers on the Jukebox" and "Goodbye Heartache"
  • Pat Flynn - acoustic guitar
  • Larry Franklin - fiddle
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar on "Useless"
  • Owen Hale - drums
  • B. James Lowry - acoustic guitar
  • Liana Manis - background vocals
  • Steve Nathan - piano, B-3 organ
  • Louis Nunley -background vocals
  • Michael Rhodes - bass guitar
  • Brent Rowan - electric guitar
  • John Wesley Ryles - background vocals
  • Lisa Silver - background vocals on "Numbers on the Jukebox" and "Goodbye Heartache"
  • Hank Singer - fiddle on "Hello Honky Tonk"
  • Biff Watson - acoustic guitar on "Useless"
  • Bergen White - background vocals on "Numbers on the Jukebox" and "Goodbye Heartache"
  • Curtis Young - background vocals

String arrangements by Bergen White, Carl Gorodetzky conducting the Nashville String Machine.

Personnel on "It's Not Over"[edit]

  • Pat Flynn - acoustic guitar
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Rob Hajacos - fiddle
  • Paul Leim - drums
  • Hargus "Pig" Robbins - piano
  • Brent Rowan - electric guitar
  • Biff Watson - acoustic guitar
  • Bob Wray - bass guitar

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 25
U.S. Billboard 200 165

References[edit]

  1. ^ Owens, Thom. Thank God for Believers at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Taylor, Chuck (10 January 1998). "For Country's Mark Chesnutt, Reviving an Earlier Song Shows It Wasn't Over". Billboard: 78. 
  4. ^ Thank God for Believers (CD). Mark Chesnutt. Decca Records. 1997. DRND-70006.