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God Bless America
LeAnn Rimes - God Bless America
LeAnn Rimes
Released October 16, 2001
Recorded 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001
Rosewood Studio
(Tyler, Texas)
McLain Studios
(Dallas, Texas)
Starstruck Studios
(Nashville, Tennessee)
KD Studios
(Nashville, Tennessee)
Curb Studios
(Nashville, Tennessee)
Norman Petty Studios
(Clovis, New Mexico)
Length 32:30
Label Curb Records
Producer Wilbur C. Rimes
Roger Wojahn
Johnny Mulhair
Mike Curb
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Unchained Melody: The Early Years
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(2001)
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(2002)

God Bless America is the second compilation album from American recording artist LeAnn Rimes. The album was released on October 16, 2001. The album comprises patriotic and inspirational songs that were originally recorded on her You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs album (tracks one, two, eight and ten), as well as songs from her commercial album, All That (tracks five, seven and nine), under the independent label, Nor Va Jak, although "Why Can't We" and "Middle Man" are both re-recordings. "Put a Little Holiday in Your Heart" was originally released as a bonus single, with the song "Unchained Melody", alongside Blue at Target during the 1996 Christmas season.[1] The only two new songs that were released on the album were "The Lord's Prayer" and "The Sands of Time". The album was released as a patriotic tribute to the events of September 11, 2001, with the liner stating "These classic recordings were made while America was first discovering LeAnn Rimes."[2][3]

Track listingEdit

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "God Bless America"  Irving Berlin 3:05
2. "National Anthem" (Traditional)Francis Scott Key 2:02
3. "The Lord's Prayer" (Traditional)Albert Hay Malotte 2:52
4. "The Sands of Time"  Connie Faulk 2:50
5. "Why Can't We"  Allen Shamblin, Austin Cunningham, Chuck Cannon 3:48
6. "Put a Little Holiday in Your Heart"  Greg Wojahn, Roger Wojahn, Scott Wojahn 3:25
7. "Middle Man"  David Patillo 4:28
8. "I Believe"  Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl, Al Stillman 2:21
9. "A Broken Wing"  David Nowlen 3:23
10. "Amazing Grace" (Traditional)John Newton 4:05

PersonnelEdit

Credits for God Bless America were adapted from liner notes.[3] Additional credits adapted from You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs liner notes.[4]

  • Bob Campbell-Smith — additional recording, recording (background vocals), mixing
  • Bob Gentry — bass
  • Curtis Randall — background vocals, bass
  • Dan Wojciechowski —drums
  • Daniel Kresco — assistant mixing
  • Dennis Willson — background vocals
  • Gary Leach — assistant mixing, background vocals
  • Glenn Meadows — master
  • Greg Hunt — recording, mixing
  • Greg Morrow — drums
  • Jeff Watkins — assistant recording (background vocals)
  • Jerry Matheny — electric guitar
  • Jimmy Kelly — keyboard
  • John Willis — electric guitar
  • Johnny Mulhair — producer
  • Kelly Glenn — keyboard
  • Lesley Albert — production coordinator
  • Mary Ann Kennedy — background vocals
  • Michael Black — background vocals
  • Michael Rhodes — bass
  • Michael Spriggs — acoustic guitar
  • Mike Curb — producer
  • Mike McClain — recording, mixing
  • Milo Deering — acoustic guitar, fiddle, steel guitar
  • Pam Rose — background vocals
  • Paul Franklin — steel
  • Roger Wojahn — producer
  • Steve Nathan — keys
  • Wilbur C. Rimes — producer

ChartsEdit

Peak Positions Edit

Chart (2001) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 159
US Billboard Top Country Albums[5] 20
US Billboard Top Christian Albums[6] 8

Alternate coversEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Billboard". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://books.google.co.kr/books?id=ugkEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA52&dq=LeAnn+Rimes+Unchained+Melody+Billboard&hl=zh-TW&sa=X&ei=HW_JT8GpOI-s0AGy6oiEAQ&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=LeAnn%20Rimes%20Unchained%20Melody%20Billboard&f=false. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  2. Widran, Jonathan (2001-10-16). "God Bless America - LeAnn Rimes". AllMusic. http://www.allmusic.com/album/r557646. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 God Blesss America (CD). Curb Records. 2001. D2-78726. 
  4. You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs (CD). Curb Records. 1997. D2-77885. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "LeAnn Rimes - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/artist/306757/leann%20rimes/chart?page=1&f=305}. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  6. "LeAnn Rimes - Top Christian Album Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/artist/306757/LeAnn%20Rimes/chart?f=310. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
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