Jasper County

Jasper County

by Trisha Yearwood


After a self-imposed sabbatical, Trisha Yearwood, one of contemporary country's greatest interpretive singers, returns with Jasper County, which concedes nothing to the pop incursion into mainstream country. Yearwood and producer Garth Fundis keep it close to the earth, with fiddles, dobros, pedal steel, and acoustic guitars plentiful amid keyboards, electric guitars, propulsive drums, and even some nicely arranged strings. The ballads are killer fare -- "Trying to Love You," an acoustic-based heartbreaker that sounds torn from personal experience in a Rosanne Cash mode, is a marvel of shifting emotional textures conveyed vocally and enhanced by a spare arrangement. The album's first hit single, "Georgia Rain" -- a bittersweet memoir of a long-lost love, spurred by a homecoming -- juxtaposes somber verses against surging, keyboard- and pedal steel-rich choruses as Yearwood alternately croons and belts out the piercing narrative. In a bit of a new wrinkle, Yearwood cuts loose and gives full expression to her natural feel for country blues of the funky kind. "Baby Don't Let Go" rocks with a robust rhythm, a sputtering harmonica, and stinging acoustic licks, and Yearwood rides it for all it's worth. Even more impressive, she gives Bobbie Gentry a run for her sultry money in "Sweet Love" with a swaggering vocal punctuated by some orgasmic high notes and seductive spoken asides, as some slinky slide lines and a jittery acoustic guitar solo lend the enterprise a thick Delta ambiance. Trisha Yearwood has never been better, and that's saying something.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2005
Label: Mca Nashville
UPC: 0602498620793
catalogNumber: 000232602

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Trisha Yearwood   Primary Artist,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Garth Brooks   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Sam Bush   Mandolin
Beth Nielsen Chapman   Vocal Harmony
Jim Lauderdale   Vocal Harmony
Matt Rollings   Piano
Eric Darken   Percussion,Shaker
David Angell   Violin
Bekka Bramlett   Vocal Harmony
Chad Cromwell   Drums,Stick
Dan Dugmore   Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Garth Fundis   Track Performer
Ronnie Dunn   Vocal Harmony
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Kim Fleming   Vocal Harmony
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin
Jim Grosjean   Viola
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
Vicki Hampton   Vocal Harmony
John Hobbs   Organ,Piano
Jeff Jorgenson   Electric Guitar
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Chris Leuzinger   Electric Guitar
Mac McAnally   Acoustic Guitar,Mandocello
Terry McMillan   Harmonica
Greg Morrow   Drums
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Steve Nathan   Piano
Michael Rhodes   Bass,Bass Guitar
Maia Sharp   Vocal Harmony
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Alan Umstead   Violin
Catherine Umstead   Violin
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Violin
Wanda Vick   Dobro,Fiddle
Kris Wilkinson   Viola
Reese Wynans   Organ,Piano
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin
Jon Randall   Vocal Harmony
Scott Paschall   Track Performer
Monisa Angell   Viola
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar,Mandocello
Johnny Garcia   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Leslie Satcher   Vocal Harmony
Wes Hightower   Vocal Harmony
Tom Bukovac   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen   Cello
Hillary Lindsey   Vocal Harmony
Jessi Alexander   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Beth Nielsen Chapman   Composer
Bill Lloyd   Composer
Jeff Balding   Engineer
Austin Cunningham   Composer
Garth Fundis   Producer,Audio Production
Allen Reynolds   Audio Production
Maia Sharp   Composer
Craig Wiseman   Composer
George Ducas   Composer
Virginia Team   Art Direction
Bobby Terry   Composer
Sonya Isaacs   Composer
Matt Andrews   Engineer
Karyn Rochelle   Composer
Leslie Satcher   Composer
Tia Sillers   Composer
Marvin Green   Composer
Luellyn Latocki   Art Direction
Ron Roark   Graphic Design
Hillary Lindsey   Composer
Jessi Alexander   Composer
Chad Carlson   Engineer
Liz Rose   Composer

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