by Martina McBride
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Evolution is an appropriate title; it's clear that Martina McBride has grown -- evolved -- between Wild Angels and this terrific follow-up. That's not to say Wild Angels wasn't wonderful in its own right -- its blend of rootsy country and contemporary production was clever, and her singing and songs were spot-on -- but Evolution is different and special in its own way. It is true that it's smoother than its predecessor, especially with polished duets like "Valentine" (with Jim Brickman) and "Still Holding On" (Clint Black). What makes Evolution work is the purity and power of McBride's voice -- she is one of the few contemporary country singers who can pull off this kind of country-pop. And that's not all she can do, as the rocking "Keeping My Distance" or the gospel-inflected "A Broken Wing" prove. Furthermore, McBride's songs remain staunchly independent and strong-willed, with clear feminist overtones, which helps make Evolution a rarity among contemporary country albums -- it's catchy and it has a heart.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886973625521
catalogNumber: 736255

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Martina McBride   Primary Artist,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals
Clint Black   Electric Guitar,Track Performer
Susan Ashton   Background Vocals
Matt Rollings   Hammond Organ
Danny Wilde   Background Vocals
Bob Bailey   Background Vocals
Ronn Huff   Conductor
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Joe Chemay   Bass
Jim Brickman   Piano,Track Performer
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar,12-string Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Kim Fleming   Background Vocals
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
John Hobbs   Piano,Hammond Organ
Jim Hoke   Penny Whistle
Dann Huff   Guitar,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar,Gut String Guitar,6-string bass
Mary Ann Kennedy   Background Vocals
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Gene Miller   Background Vocals
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Herb Pedersen   Background Vocals
Kim Richey   Background Vocals
Tom Roady   Percussion,Conga,Tambourine,Shaker
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Antoine Salley   Bass Guitar
Dan Shea   Synthesizer
Billy Joe Walker   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Paul Worley   Acoustic Guitar,12-string Guitar
Neil Thrasher   Background Vocals
Chris Carmichael   Fiddle
Greg Herrington   Drums
Sara Evans   Background Vocals
Tim Lauer   Accordion,Harmonium
Amy Buchanan   Piano
Jim Skelding   Fiddle
Darryl Schiff   Acoustic Guitar
Jason Sellers   Background Vocals
Jim Medlin   Keyboards,Bandleader
Steve Real   Background Vocals
Marty Schiff   Acoustic Guitar
Patrick Bergeson   Electric Guitar
Wayne Dahl   Steel Guitar
Greg Foresman   Guitar

Technical Credits

Clint Black   Producer
Martina McBride   Producer
Ronn Huff   String Arrangements
Kevin Beamish   Engineer
Carl Gorodetzky   String Arrangements
Brent King   Engineer
Julian King   Engineer
Mike Poole   Engineer
Ed Seay   Engineer
Dan Shea   Producer,Rhythm Programming
James Stroud   Producer
Paul Worley   Sound Effects,Producer
Clarke Schleicher   Engineer
Ed Simonton   Engineer
Jeanne Schiff   Engineer

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