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Format: CD
Sku: 204168932
UPC: 886970367424
UPC 14: 00886970367424
Release Date: 4/3/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. If I Had Your Name ~ Martina McBride
2. Cry Cry ('Til The Sun Shines) ~ Martina McBride
3. Tryin' To Find A Reason ~ Martina McBride
4. For These Times ~ Martina McBride
5. Anyway ~ Martina McBride
6. How I Feel ~ Martina McBride
7. I'll Still Be Me ~ Martina McBride
8. Beautiful Again ~ Martina McBride
9. Everybody Does ~ Martina McBride
10. House Of A Thousand Dreams ~ Martina McBride
11. Love Land ~ Martina McBride
 
"Martina McBride

Born Martina Schiff, she was raised making music on a farm in tiny Sharon, Kansas. Her dad, Daryl Schiff, had a band that rehearsed every week in the family's house. When she was 7 and little brother Marty was 5, they joined the group.

""There wasn't much to do growing up on a farm. We had three channels on the TV, one of which was fuzzy. Marty and I would come home from school and we were kind of isolated. There were no neighborhood kids. There was no convenience store. No video games. But we always had musical instruments. Our play time was sitting around making music and singing together.""

""We played wedding dances, VFW halls, American Legion posts and things like that. My mom ran the soundboard. I played keyboards and sang. My brother played guitar and steel. My dad led the band, played guitar and sang. I did that every Saturday night until I graduated from high school.""

""Satin Sheets"" and ""Help Me Make it Through the Night"" were in her repertoire as a young girl. Daryl Schiff sang ""Heartaches by the Number,"" ""I'll Be There"" and several of the other standards. But it wasn't only nostalgia that prompted the recording of Timeless. These performances have been smoldering inside Martina McBride since the dawn of her recording career.

""I've always wanted to make a traditional country album and I'd say that every time I'd start a record. Then I'd gather songs that always kind of led me in another direction. But it has always been in my heart to do a record like this.""

""This album came about as a result of a project I was doing for Hallmark (2005's My Heart). I decided to record ""Together Again"" for that record. After it was finished, I said, 'I wish I could do a whole album of this stuff.' I went to the head of my record company and said, 'I have a crazy idea that I want to do a whole album of classic country music.' He said, 'I think that's great. Do it.' And from then on, we were off and running.""

Martina McBride is one of the most reliable female performers in country music. Her bright, sunny twang-filled albums have been appearing on the charts since she first arrived on the scene in 1992. On her ninth studio album, Waking Up Laughing, McBride continues to mine a slick, honky-tonk-tinged pop vibe that expertly splits the difference between commercial anthems ("How I Feel") and slightly tougher material ("Cry Cry [Til the Sun Shines]"). With her nearly flawless voice fully intact, McBride also co-produced and wrote several songs on the album--including the smash single "Anyway" and the harrowing, yet oddly sunny-sounding tale of hard times, "Beautiful Again"--making it perhaps the most personal album of her career.

"Laughing neatly adds some country-rock fiber to her usual sunniness. -- B+  Entertainment Weekly
"They are more traditionally "country" songs, a term that in the 21st century can mean almost anything -- and yes, that's good: it simply stands for American music these days. Waking Up Laughing is another brick in Martina McBride's astonishingly consistent catalog. Her continual affirmation for Christian faith may alienate some but will no doubt register with many country fans. Any way you look at it, Waking Up Laughing is a winner.  Thom Jurek- All Music Guide

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Composer: Jonathan Yudkin.
Muze PNote Personnel: Martina McBride (vocals); Keith Urban (guitar, background vocals); Biff Watson (acoustic guitar); Dann Huff (electric guitar); Jonathan Yudkin (mandolin, strings); Connie Ellisor, Karen Winkelmann, Elisabeth K. Small, Stefan Petrescu, Mary Kathryn Van Osdale, Bruce Wethey, Carl Gorodetzky, Pamela Sixfin, David Davidson , Alan Umstead, David Angell, Catherine Umstead (violin); Larry Franklin (fiddle); Kristin Wilkinson, Jim Grosjean, Monisa Angell, Gary VanOsdale (viola); Kirsten Cassel, Anthony LaMarchina, Sarighani Reist, Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen (cello); The Nashville String Machine (strings); Steve Nathan (piano, Hammond b-3 organ, synthesizer); Gordon Mote (piano); Reese Wynans (Hammond b-3 organ); Glenn Worf (bass instrument); Vicki Hampton, Robert Bailey , Kim Fleming, Brett Warren (background vocals); Paul Worley (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Bryan Sutton (acoustic guitar, mandolin); B. James Lowry (acoustic guitar); Dan Dugmore (electric guitar, dobro); J.T. Corenflos, Steve Gibson , Brent Mason (electric guitar); Stuart Duncan (mandolin, fiddle); Tim Lauer (accordion, pump organ, synthesizer); Matt Chamberlain (drums); David Huff (percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: John McBride .
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Judy Forde Blair.
Muze PNote Recording information: Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Andrew Southam.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Roles: Shirley Settles; Darlene Hill; Pierre Womble; Elizabeth White; Rick Jones; Sara Settles; Renita Smith Crittendon; Fallon Settles; Todd Suttles; Ira Wayne Settles; Calvin Settles; Odessa Settles.
Muze PNote Martina McBride is one of the most reliable female performers in country music. Her bright, sunny twang-filled albums have been appearing on the charts since she first arrived on the scene in 1992. On her ninth studio album, WAKING UP LAUGHING, McBride continues to mine a slick, honky-tonk-tinged pop vibe that expertly splits the difference between commercial anthems ("How I Feel") and slightly tougher material ("Cry Cry [Til the Sun Shines]"). With her nearly flawless voice fully intact, McBride also co-produced and wrote several songs on the album--including the smash single "Anyway" and the harrowing, yet oddly sunny-sounding tale of hard times, "Beautiful Again"--making it perhaps the most personal album of her career.

Producer: Martina McBride; Martina McBride

Engineer: John McBride; Al Schmitt

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Touched By An Angel
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 3-Country Superstar Chris
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits Volume 2 (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Casey Kasem: All-Time Christmas Favorites
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Country Salute To Gospel
Muze Music Compilations Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations You're Only Lonely
Muze Music Compilations Today's Country Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Gospel Duets With Treasured Friends
Muze Music Compilations Hope Floats / O.s.t.(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Forever Cool
Muze Music Compilations Hear Something Country Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Duets:Friends & Legends
Muze Music Compilations Elvis Presley Christmas Duets
Muze Music Compilations 16 Biggest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Country Christ
Muze Music Compilations Sunday In The Country
Muze Music Compilations Now Country Volume 3
Muze Music Compilations Martha Stewart Living Music:tradition
Muze Music Compilations Women Of Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Blackbird Diaries
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Jim Brickman
Muze Music Compilations God Gave Me You:12 Inspirational Hits
Muze Music Compilations Classic Christmas Album
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Alan Jackson
Muze Music Compilations Home For Christmas:chris Mann Christm
Muze Music Compilations All My Friends:celebrating/gregg Allm
Muze Music Compilations Beauty Is
Muze Music Compilations All My Friends:celebrating/gregg Allm
Muze Music Compilations All My Friends:celebrating/gregg Allm
Muze Music Compilations LIVE(Live)
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Country Hits
Muze Music Compilations Country Hits Since The 80s:box Set Se
Muze Music Compilations My Favorite Things A Richard Rodgers
Muze Music Compilations Amazing Grace
Muze Music Compilations Four Christmases (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Very Special Christmas 25Th Anniversa
Muze Music Compilations Love

Associated Artists and Works

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/02/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 88697036742
Music Label Name Label : RCA
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886970367424

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (p.77)
- "LAUGHING neatly adds some country-rock fiber to her usual sunniness..." -- Grade: B

Bio

Martina McBride

Born Martina Schiff, she was raised making music on a farm in tiny Sharon, Kansas. Her dad, Daryl Schiff, had a band that rehearsed every week in the family?s house. When she was 7 and little brother Marty was 5, they joined the group.

?There wasn?t much to do growing up on a farm. We had three channels on the TV, one of which was fuzzy. Marty and I would come home from school and we were kind of isolated. There were no neighborhood kids. There was no convenience store. No video games. But we always had musical instruments. Our play time was sitting around making music and singing together.?

?We played wedding dances, VFW halls, American Legion posts and things like that. My mom ran the soundboard. I played keyboards and sang. My brother played guitar and steel. My dad led the band, played guitar and sang. I did that every Saturday night until I graduated from high school.?

?Satin Sheets? and ?Help Me Make it Through the Night? were in her repertoire as a young girl. Daryl Schiff sang ?Heartaches by the Number,? ?I?ll Be There? and several of the other standards. But it wasn?t only nostalgia that prompted the recording of Timeless. These performances have been smoldering inside Martina McBride since the dawn of her recording career.

?I?ve always wanted to make a traditional country album and I?d say that every time I?d start a record. Then I?d gather songs that always kind of led me in another direction. But it has always been in my heart to do a record like this.?

?This album came about as a result of a project I was doing for Hallmark (2005?s My Heart). I decided to record "Together Again" for that record. After it was finished, I said, ?I wish I could do a whole album of this stuff.? I went to the head of my record company and said, ?I have a crazy idea that I want to do a whole album of classic country music.? He said, ?I think that?s great. Do it.? And from then on, we were off and running.?

?It was her concept, all the way,? says Paul Worley. ?She had the image in her head of what it should sound like. Once the magic started happening on the very first song, we all had the sense that we were doing something historic. And something that people were really going to love.?

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Mcbride,Martina
Product attributeLabel:   Rca Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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