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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
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: 11/5/2002
  • Label: Mercury Nashville
  • UPC: 008817031323
  • Catalog Number: 170313
  • Sales rank: 13,290

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
The 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
Hank Williams Mastering
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