Personnel: Lee Ann Womack (background vocals); George Strait (vocals); Randy Scruggs (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Bryan Sutton (acoustic guitar); Brent Mason (electric guitar, gut-string guitar); Ilya Toshinsky (electric guitar); Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Aubrey Haynie (mandolin, fiddle); Larry Franklin (fiddle); Steve Nathan (accordion, Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond b-3 organ, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards, synthesizer); John Jarvis (piano, Hammond b-3 organ); Michael Rhodes (bass instrument, upright bass); Greg Morrow (drums, bongos); Eric Darken (percussion); Curtis Young, Melissa Hayes, Chris Stapleton, Melissa Hayes, Jason Sellers, Judson Spence, Keith Urban, Wes Hightower, Perry Coleman, Kim Keyes, Morgane Hayes (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Chuck Ainlay.
Recording information: Keith Harter Music, San Antonio, TX; Paragon Studios, Franklin, TN; Sound Stage Studios, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Danny Clinch.
Arrangers: The Nashville String Machine; Bergen White.
After flirting with the pop mainstream with hit singles like "I Hope You Dance," Lee Ann Womack came decidedly back to country with 2005's THERE'S MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM, an unapologetic stylistic throwback to the days when Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells ruled the country charts. While CALL ME CRAZY is nearly as traditionalist in its sound, and every bit as strong as a set of songs, it sounds perhaps a little more contemporary--more Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton than Patsy and Kitty--and includes highlights like first single "Last Call" and a pair of duets with Keith Urban and George Strait. CALL ME CRAZY was released as a vinyl LP as well as a digital download and a standard CD: the once retro but now once again hot format is a perfect fit for the album's back-to-basics charms.
Rolling Stone (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[P]roducer Tony Brown adds some soul to the hard-drinking ballad 'Solitary Thinkin'' and builds an ambient groove for 'The Bees,' one of Womack's catchiest tunes ever."
Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "[The album] has Womack in much the same traditionalist mode, sounding like a distaff version of George Jones at his finest." -- Grade: A-