The Best of America

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Capitalizing on America's reborn patriotism, The Best of America collects a baker's dozen of anthems and love songs to the U.S.A. as performed by contemporary country and pop artists. Leann Rimes' "God Bless America," Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A.," Plus One's "America the Beautiful," and Natalie Grant's "The Star Spangled Banner" are among the collection's highlights. Though some of the songs here tend toward the syrupy and overdone, Tim McGraw's "Somebody Must Be Praying for Me" and Michael English's "Freedom" also keep the arrangements and production simple enough to convey the songs' true meaning. Songs by Mary Griffin, Jo Dee Messina, Selah, and Kaci round ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Capitalizing on America's reborn patriotism, The Best of America collects a baker's dozen of anthems and love songs to the U.S.A. as performed by contemporary country and pop artists. Leann Rimes' "God Bless America," Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A.," Plus One's "America the Beautiful," and Natalie Grant's "The Star Spangled Banner" are among the collection's highlights. Though some of the songs here tend toward the syrupy and overdone, Tim McGraw's "Somebody Must Be Praying for Me" and Michael English's "Freedom" also keep the arrangements and production simple enough to convey the songs' true meaning. Songs by Mary Griffin, Jo Dee Messina, Selah, and Kaci round out this well-intentioned, if over-produced, collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/2002
  • Label: Curb Special Markets
  • UPC: 715187872721
  • Catalog Number: 78727
  • Sales rank: 252,378

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 God Bless America (3:06)
  2. 2 God Bless the U.S.A. (3:16)
  3. 3 Somebody Must Be Prayin' for Me (3:53)
  4. 4 Even God Must Get the Blues (3:53)
  5. 5 America the Beautiful - Plus One (3:46)
  6. 6 We Live (4:20)
  7. 7 Freedom - Michael English (4:04)
  8. 8 Purified (3:48)
  9. 9 Hold On - Selah2 (3:44)
  10. 10 Intervention Divine - Kaci (4:24)
  11. 11 United We Stand - Ray Stevens (3:19)
  12. 12 The Battle Hymn of the Republic - Mike Curb (2:37)
  13. 13 The Star Spangled Banner - Natalie Grant (2:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee Greenwood Track Performer
Michael English Track Performer
Jonathan Pierce Track Performer
Jo Dee Messina Track Performer
LeAnn Rimes Track Performer
Mary Griffin Track Performer
Plus One Track Performer
Natalie Grant Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ray Stevens Producer
David Foster Producer
Tim McGraw Producer
Matt Aitken Producer
Mike Curb Arranger, Producer
Byron Gallimore Producer
Michael Lloyd Arranger, Producer
Phil Naish Producer
Tommy Sims Producer
Mike Stock Producer
James Stroud Producer
Frankie Vinci Composer
Mervyn Warren Producer
Nicol Sponberg Producer
John Stafford Smith Composer
Kyle Jason Producer
Wilbur C. Rimes Producer
Bernie Herms Arranger, Producer
Graham Stack Remixing
Francis Scott Key Composer
Aaron Sain Producer, Engineer
Kris Bergsnes Composer
Allan Hall Producer
Jewels & Stone Producer, Remixing
Todd Smith Producer
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