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It's been four years since Martina McBride released an all-new studio album, and on this eponymous long-player, she sounds energized by the message of female empowerment in her songs. The album's celebratory tone is aptly expressed in the infectious "This One's for the Girls," an homage to self-reliance and fearlessness in love that's driven by pounding drums and waves of heavy rock guitar. An earnest mid-tempo shuffle, "She's a Butterfly" trumpets the moment a girl blossoms into a young lady, full of hope and promise, the song's choruses given ballast by a B3 and swirling, Beatles-like strings. Sprightly, finger-picked acoustic guitar lines, insistent fiddle quotes, a taste of moaning pedal steel, and some discreet background vocals from Vince Gill constitute the mise en scène for "Wearing White," a "you go, girl" tribute to a woman who sowed considerable wild oats in her youth but has finally found her match. "My Daughter's Eyes," a beautiful country ballad defined by piano and lush strings, is a touching sonnet addressed to the daughter who gives her mother a reason to believe. The one male who figures prominently here is a crippled boy being raised by a single mom working two jobs, as related in the soaring ballad "God's Will." How appropriate, then, that this exercise in good tidings should end with a bravura live rendition of the venerable ode "Over the Rainbow" -- its winsome query of "Why, oh why can't I?" is answered in the affirmative by the can-do songs preceding it. In advancing the power of positive thinking, Martina makes for a most compelling position paper.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2003
Label: Rca
UPC: 0828765420723
catalogNumber: 54207

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Martina McBride   Primary Artist,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Ricky Skaggs   Mandolin,Background Vocals
Jack Jezzro   Bass
Troy Johnson   Background Vocals
Faith Hill   Background Vocals
David Angell   Violin
Matt Chamberlain   Drums
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
David Davidson   Violin
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar,12-string Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Kim Fleming   Background Vocals
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Vince Gill   Background Vocals
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin
David Grissom   Electric Guitar
Jim Grosjean   Viola
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Tony Harrell   Synthesizer,Wurlitzer
John Hobbs   Piano,Hammond Organ
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
David Lyndon Huff   Percussion,Drums
Lee Larrison   Violin
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
John Mock   Penny Whistle
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Craig Nelson   Bass
Tom Roady   Percussion
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Chris Teal   Violin
Alan Umstead   Violin
Catherine Umstead   Violin
Gary VanOsdale   Viola
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Sharon White   Background Vocals
Kris Wilkinson   Viola
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Glenn Worf   Bass
Paul Worley   Electric Guitar
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle,Mandolin,Violin,Cello,Viola,Soloist
Greg Herrington   Drums
Mark Fain   Upright Bass
Geoffrey Oshima   Cello
Monisa Angell   Viola
Karen Winkelmann   Violin
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Aimee Mayo   Background Vocals
Jim Medlin   Piano
Cate Myer   Violin
Marty Schiff   Acoustic Guitar
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Wayne Dahl   Steel Guitar
Greg Foresman   Electric Guitar
Robert Bailey   Background Vocals
Janet Askey   Violin
Connie Ellison   Violin
Margaret Mason   Cello
Carolyn Dawn Johnson   Background Vocals
Jeffrey Taylor   Accordion
Kenny "Borgeois" Alphin   Background Vocals
Felix Wang   Cello
Glenn Snow   Bass
Hillary Lindsey   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ricky Skaggs   Arranger
Harold Arlen   Composer
Martina McBride   Arranger,Producer
Jon Vezner   Composer
Barry Dean   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Don Hart   String Arrangements,String Conductor
David Lyndon Huff   drum programming
Brent King   Engineer
Chris McDonald   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Paul Worley   Producer
Brett James   Composer
S. Wade Hunt   Art Direction
Clarke Schleicher   Engineer
Bill Deasy   Composer
Tommy Douglas   Composer
Sally Barris   Composer
James Slater   Composer
Chris Lindsey   Composer
Aimee Mayo   Composer
Shaye Smith   Composer
Troy Lancaster   Composer
Jim Medlin   Arranger
Odie Blackmon   Composer
Lisa Drew   Composer
Jamie O'Neal   Composer
Astrid Herbold May   Art Direction
Hillary Lindsey   Composer
Tommy Polk   Composer

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Martina 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an AWESOME CD! The first song I heard was 'In My daughter's Eyes', and I LOVED it! I've listened to it so much I know it by heart! You will not want to miss this CD!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this cd! it has become a favorite in our house, i cant wait untill Martina has a new one come out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This review's for the song's "this one's for the girls" and "in my daughter's eyes" because i haven't gotten the Cd yet. ut so far, from what i've heard, it's goin' straight to the top!!
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