Looking for America

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Major labels don't have much loyalty these days; Mark Wills was reminded of that fact in 2004, when Mercury Nashville dropped him despite the fact that his 2002 single "19 Somethin'" was a number one hit on the country singles charts and his 2003 album And the Crowd Goes Wild made it to number five on Billboard's country albums chart. The problem, as Mercury saw it, was that And the Crowd Goes Wild didn't contain any major hit singles. So And the Crowd Goes Wild became Wills' final album for Mercury. But if Looking for America is any indication, ending up on an indie label was a good thing for the Tennessee/Georgia singer. Wills' Mercury output could be too slick and ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $18.50   
  • New (2) from $0.00   
  • Used (1) from $18.50   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$18.50
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(751)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Very Good
AUDIO CD Very Good 825303062124 CD PLAYS PERFECTLY-Original Digipak Case-all Original Artwork Included and in excellent condition-I SHIP FAST-

Ships from: Hackettstown, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Major labels don't have much loyalty these days; Mark Wills was reminded of that fact in 2004, when Mercury Nashville dropped him despite the fact that his 2002 single "19 Somethin'" was a number one hit on the country singles charts and his 2003 album And the Crowd Goes Wild made it to number five on Billboard's country albums chart. The problem, as Mercury saw it, was that And the Crowd Goes Wild didn't contain any major hit singles. So And the Crowd Goes Wild became Wills' final album for Mercury. But if Looking for America is any indication, ending up on an indie label was a good thing for the Tennessee/Georgia singer. Wills' Mercury output could be too slick and processed for its own good, whereas Looking for America has more of an edge and is a lot more organic sounding. Wills is still commercial, but this 2011 release doesn't have as much of the Nashville-marketing-meeting flavor that he often had in the late '90s/early 2000s. And the album has its share of country-rock gems that deserve to be hits. "Phantom of the Opry," for example, is a nostalgic ode to the Grand Old Opry stars of days gone by, while "Crazy Being Home" is a poignant description of a young Iraq War veteran who is trying to readjust to life back home in the United States. And equally poignant are the title song (which laments the decline of the U.S. in the 21st century), "Rather Be" (which describes a romance that is fading), and "Smokin' Gun," a clever song about infidelity. "Smokin' Gun" is performed from the perspective of a man who suspects that his wife or girlfriend (who has been unhappy in the relationship) is cheating, and when she comes home smiling and radiant, that's the smoking gun; that's when he knows that she has found someone else and is planning to leave him. Not everything on Looking for America is a total gem, but even the songs that fall short of exceptional are at least decent. And all things considered, Looking for America may very well be Wills' most memorable and inspired studio album -- at least as of 2011.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2011
  • Label: Gracie Productions
  • UPC: 825303062124
  • Catalog Number: 5

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mark Wills Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Kenny Greenberg Guitar
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Greg Morrow Drums
Alison Prestwood Bass
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
John Willis Guitar
Lonnie Wilson Drums
Aubrey Haynie Violin
Tim Akers Piano, Hammond B3
Chris Lindsey Piano, Strings, Hammond B3
Troy Lancaster Electric Guitar
Perry Coleman Background Vocals
Howard Duck Piano, Hammond B3
Ilya Toshinsky Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin
Adam Shoenfeld Guitar
Shannon Forest Drums
Kevin Key Guitar
Charlie Judge Keyboards
Glen Worff Bass
Mike Johnson Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Nicky Chinn Composer
Roger Murrah Composer
Mike Reid Composer
Dan Frizsell Engineer
Brett James Composer
Benny Quinn Mastering
SherriƩ Austin Composer
Ronan Keating Composer
Billy Lawson Composer
Chris Lindsey Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Aimee Mayo Composer
John Schweers Composer
Brad Warren Composer
Brett Warren Composer
Shane Stevens Composer
Troy Verges Composer
Bernie Nelson Composer
Lee Brice Composer
Phil O'Donnell Producer
Hank Williams Mastering
David Bryant Engineer
Kyle Jacobs Composer
Philip Douglas Composer
Steven Lee Olsen Composer
Tony Bucher Executive Producer
Mitch Allen Composer
Jeremy Bussey Composer
Robin Lindsey Composer
Allen Shambin Composer
Chris Tompkins Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously