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Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by Mark Wills Mark Wills


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Mark Wills' Greatest Hits collects 11 of the earnest country crooner's biggest hits and best songs. He has been a fixture near the top of the country singles and album charts since the beginning of his career. The disc kicks off with two songs from Wills' 1997 self-titled debut record: "Jacob's Ladder," a number six country hit, and "Places I've Never Been," a number five hit. Four tunes from his 1998 hit album follow and are all chart smashes: the number one "Wish You Were Here," the number twos "I Do (Cherish You)" and "Don't Laugh at Me," and the number seven "She's in Love." 2000's Permanently was another huge success for Wills, spawning the hits singles "Back at One" and "Almost Doesn't Count." Around this time Wills' sound began to get a little more glossy and pop-oriented, though strangely his songs didn't do as well in the charts. "I'm Not Going to Do Anything Without You," his duet with Jamie O'Neal from 2001's Loving Every Minute album, only reached number 31. The two new songs Wills recorded for this hits collection, the sentimental rocker "Somethin'" and the ballad "When You Think of Me," are solid country-pop tunes that also failed to catch fire with country audiences. Still, fans of Wills need to pick up the disc to get these two songs, and fans of solid, earnest country who want to check Wills out will find this the best place to start.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/2002
Label: Mercury Nashville
UPC: 0008817031323
catalogNumber: 170313
Rank: 79770


  1. Jacob's Ladder
  2. Places I've Never Been
  3. I Do (Cherish You)
  4. Don't Laugh at Me
  5. Wish You Were Here
  6. She's in Love
  7. Back at One
  8. Almost Doesn't Count
  9. I'm Not Gonna Do Anything Without You
  10. 19 Somethin'
  11. When You Think of Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Wills   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
John Catchings   Cello
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
David Davidson   Violin
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin
Jim Grosjean   Viola
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Chris Teal   Violin
Alan Umstead   Violin
Gary VanOsdale   Viola
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Violin
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Tim Akers   Keyboards
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac   Electric Guitar
Dave Angell   Violin

Technical Credits

Keith Stegall   Producer,Executive Producer
Kris Wilkinson   String Arrangements
Mark Wills   Producer,Liner Notes
Jim Kemp   Art Direction
Ricky Cobble   Engineer
Carson Chamberlain   Producer
Chris Lindsey   Producer

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