Thunder & Roses

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Thunder & Roses
Studio album by Pam Tillis
Released March 6, 2001 (2001-03-06)
Genre Country
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Paul Worley
Dann Huff
Kenny Greenberg
Billy Joe Walker, Jr.
Pam Tillis chronology
Every Time
Thunder & Roses
It's All Relative: Tillis Sings Tillis
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Thunder & Roses is the seventh studio album recorded by American country music artist Pam Tillis. It is also the last album she recorded for the Arista label. Its lead-off single, "Please", was a #22 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in 2002. "It Isn't Just Raining" was later recorded in 2003 by its co-writer, Jennifer Hanson, on her self-titled debut album, and the title track was previously recorded by Mindy McCready on her 1999 album I'm Not So Tough. "Please" would go on to be Pam's last appearance on the Country Singles Chart after it peaked in spring of 2001.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jagged Hearts" (Stephanie Bentley, Chris Lindsey) – 4:29
  2. "Space" (Devon O'Day, Kim Patton-Johnston) – 3:29
  3. "It Isn't Just Raining" (Mark Nesler, Jennifer Hanson, Tony Martin) – 3:49
  4. "Please" (John Hobbs, Michael Dulaney, Jeffrey Steele) – 3:31
  5. "Tryin'" (Brett James, Troy Verges) – 3:54
  6. "Thunder and Roses" (Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Marv Green) – 3:40
  7. "Which Five Years" (Craig Wiseman, Lisa Drew) – 4:00
  8. "Be a Man" (Chuck Jones, Steele) – 4:08
  9. "Off-White" (Pam Tillis, Kim Tribble, Tammy Hyler) – 4:10
  10. "I Smile" (Leonard Ahlstrom, Russ Lee, Eddie Carswell) – 3:54
  11. "If I Didn't Love You" (Tina Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel) – 4:17
  12. "Waiting on the Wind" (Tony Haselden) – 3:41


  • David Angell- violin
  • Janet Askey- violin
  • Mike Brignardello- bass guitar
  • Lisa Cochran- background vocals
  • Pat Coil- piano, synthesizer
  • Chad Cromwell- drums
  • Eric Darken- percussion
  • David Davidson- violin
  • Jerry Douglas- dobro
  • Dan Dugmore- steel guitar
  • Thom Flora- background vocals
  • Larry Franklin- fiddle
  • Paul Franklin- pedabro
  • Vince Gill- vacuum cleaner, background vocals
  • Carl Gorodetzky- violin
  • Kenny Greenberg- electric guitar
  • Gerald Greer- violin
  • Adie Gray- background vocals
  • David Grissom- electric guitar
  • Wes Hightower- background vocals
  • John Hobbs- Hammond organ, piano, synthesizer
  • Dann Huff- electric guitar
  • Joanna Janet- background vocals
  • John Jorgenson- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Jeff King- electric guitar
  • Lee Larrison- violin
  • Paul Liem- drum programming, drums, percussion
  • B. James Lowry- acoustic guitar
  • Liana Manis- background vocals
  • Brent Mason- electric guitar
  • Jerry McPherson- electric guitar
  • Greg Morrow- drums
  • Cate Myer- violin
  • Steve Nathan- keyboards, Hammond organ, piano, synthesizer, synthesizer strings
  • Russ Pahl- steel guitar
  • Michael Rhodes- bass guitar
  • Chris Rodriguez- background vocals
  • Scotty Sanders- steel guitar
  • Randy Scruggs- banjo
  • Lisa Silver- background vocals
  • Pam Sixfin- violin
  • Jeffrey Steele- background vocals
  • Harry Stinson- background vocals
  • Mel Tillis- vocals on "Waiting on the Wind"
  • Pam Tillis- lead vocals
  • Alan Umstead- violin
  • Catherine Umstead- violin
  • Mary Kathryn Van Osdale- violin
  • Billy Joe Walker Jr.- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Carolyn Wann Bailey- violin
  • Biff Watson- acoustic guitar
  • Karen Winkleman- string arrangements
  • Glenn Worf- bass guitar
  • Paul Worley- acoustic guitar
  • Curtis Young- background vocals
  • Jonathan Yudkin- fiddle, mandolin

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 24
U.S. Billboard 200 184