America Will Always Stand

America Will Always Stand

     
 

America Will Stand offers a contemporary perspective on the Civil War, as it unfolded on the field of battle and on the home front. The album's musical palette is acoustically based -- heavy on mandolin, fiddle, and penny whistle -- with contemporary flourishes discreetly advanced by the occasional electric guitar, B-3 organ, or poignant wash of strings. …  See more details below

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America Will Stand offers a contemporary perspective on the Civil War, as it unfolded on the field of battle and on the home front. The album's musical palette is acoustically based -- heavy on mandolin, fiddle, and penny whistle -- with contemporary flourishes discreetly advanced by the occasional electric guitar, B-3 organ, or poignant wash of strings. Darryl Worley sets the tone on the opener, "Shiloh (Presence of the Past)," when he intones, in a near whisper, "What happened here is more than we can grasp" as he visits one of the war's bloodiest battlefields. In "Woman Back Home," the Whites, their velvety voices rising in close, stirring family harmony, sing of one of the war's least scrutinized aspects, the fears and supportive gestures of the soldiers' womenfolk. A keening, bluegrass-inflected background complements the rage fueling Lee Ann Womack's biting commentary from the wife left alone in the Ricky Skaggs-produced "On a Woman's Heart." A land reunited and strengthened in the war's aftermath is the theme of the solemn but rousing title track, on which Randy Travis's triumphant vocal is supported by a gospel-style chorus and booming percussion. The jingoistic album title may be off-putting to some, but the surprise inside is that the songs remain focused on the human element, not hawkish flag waving -- a bold move perhaps, but one that lends the project a timeless aspect.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/2004
Label:
Time Life Records
UPC:
0610583101324
catalogNumber:
198502

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ricky Skaggs   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Background Vocals
Bobby Wood   Piano
Curtis Wright   Background Vocals
Kelly Back   Electric Guitar
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Larry Franklin   Acoustic Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin
Wayne Killius   Drums
Paul Liem   Drums
Gordon Mote   Strings,Keyboards
Louis Dean Nunley   Background Vocals
Jennifer O'Brien   Background Vocals
Joe Reed   Bass
Cindy Richardson Walker   Background Vocals
Rachel Robinson   Background Vocals
Paul Scholten   Drums
Lisa Silver   Background Vocals
Brian Sutton   Acoustic Guitar
Bergen White   Violin
Kris Wilkinson   Viola
Curtis Young   Background Vocals
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin
Jill Wilson   Background Vocals
Mark Fain   Bass
John Wesley Riles   Background Vocals
Jennifer Wilson   Background Vocals
Larry Beaird   Acoustic Guitar
Rebecca Lynn Howard   Background Vocals
Lauren Talley   Background Vocals
Jim "Moose" Brown   Piano,Strings
Pastor Matthew Hagee   Background Vocals
Sandra Hagee   Background Vocals
Dennis Wilson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ricky Skaggs   Producer
Billy Dean   Composer
Randy Travis   Composer
Brent King   Engineer
Julian King   Engineer
Kyle Lehning   Producer,Engineer
Rob Matson   Engineer
David Schober   Engineer
James Stroud   Producer
Lee Groitzsch   Engineer
Josh Turner   Composer
M.P. Curtis   Composer
Becki Bluefield   Composer
Darryl Worley   Composer
B.F. Shelton   Composer
T.W. Cargile   Engineer
R. Lee   Composer
Robert Hull   Producer
G Martin   Composer
Frank Rogers   Producer
Tyler Smith   Engineer
Suzanne Manlove   Director
Bryan Graban   Engineer
Francesca Chalukoff   Creative Services Coordinator
Mitchell Peyser   Producer
Genhel Mendenhall   Management
Mike Pyle   Composer
Michael A. Curtis   Producer,Engineer

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