Part II (Brad Paisley album)

Part II is the second studio album by American country music artist Brad Paisley. Released in 2001 on Arista Nashville, it became Paisley's second platinum-certified album in the United States. It produced four singles: "Two People Fell in Love", "Wrapped Around", "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)" and "I Wish You'd Stay", which respectively reached number 4, number 2, number 1, and number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. "Too Country" also entered the country charts from unsolicited airplay.

Part II
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 29, 2001
RecordedThe Castle - Franklin, TN
GenreCountry
Length50:41
LabelArista Nashville
ProducerFrank Rogers
Brad Paisley chronology
Who Needs Pictures
(1999)
Part II
(2001)
Mud on the Tires
(2003)
Singles from Part II
  1. "Two People Fell in Love"
    Released: March 19, 2001
  2. "Wrapped Around"
    Released: August 20, 2001
  3. "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)"
    Released: February 25, 2002
  4. "I Wish You'd Stay"
    Released: August 12, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Country Weekly(favorable)[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
People(positive)[5]

Written by Darrell Scott, "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" was also recorded by Patty Loveless on her 2001 album Mountain Soul and by Kathy Mattea on her 2008 album Coal. The song was featured in the FX TV series Justified.

This album was repackaged with Who Needs Pictures by Sony's Legacy division and released on September 23, 2008.

BackgroundEdit

The title for Paisley's second album as well as the songs on it were inspired by the movie, Father of the Bride Part II, the follow-up to the movie he went to see on his first date with a certain girl several years before his first record deal. They had long since broken up but when the sequel to the movie came out, Paisley couldn't help thinking about her. And wondering if she was thinking about him. "I ended up going to see (the sequel) on the exact day, at the exact same showing that we saw the first one," he says. "I did it on purpose thinking she might be there, too. Well, of course, she wasn't. No one is that psychotic except me."

Disappointed, Paisley channeled his feelings by writing a song with his best friend and frequent songwriting partner, Kelley Lovelace. "We started talking," Paisley says, "and the line came out: 'Hollywood never fails to make a sequel' and 'Why can't love be more like that?' Then, I remember thinking that (Part II) would be a really great title for a second album. And a great concept.[6]" To emphasize the sequel theme, the album opens with strings playing "In the Garden", exactly as the previous album had ended.

This event was revisited on Paisley's 2009 album, American Saturday Night during a reprise of the song, "Welcome to the Future".

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Two Feet of Topsoil"Brad Paisley, Robert Arthur2:46
2."I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)"Paisley, Frank Rogers3:14
3."Part Two"Paisley, Kelley Lovelace3:35
4."Wrapped Around"Paisley, Chris DuBois, Lovelace3:22
5."Two People Fell in Love"Paisley, Lovelace, Tim Owens4:07
6."Come On Over Tonight"Paisley, Chely Wright4:33
7."You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive"Darrell Scott5:04
8."I Wish You'd Stay"Paisley, DuBois6:17
9."All You Really Need Is Love"Paisley, DuBois, Rogers2:44
10."Munster Rag" (instrumental)Paisley, James Gregory, Mitch McMichen3:15
11."You Have That Effect on Me"Paisley, Rogers4:22
12."Too Country" (featuring Buck Owens, Bill Anderson and George Jones)Bill Anderson, Chuck Cannon3:31
13."The Old Rugged Cross" (live at The Grand Ole Opry, December 16, 2000)Traditional3:51

PersonnelEdit

String arrangements on "I Wish You'd Stay" and "You Have That Effect on Me" by Carl Gorodetzky and The Nashville String Machine.

Chart performanceEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US Country
[11]
US
[12]
2001 "Two People Fell in Love" 4 51
"Wrapped Around" 2 35
2002 "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)" 1 29
"I Wish You'd Stay" 7 57

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Gold
United States (RIAA)[14] Platinum

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Webb, Jennifer. "Part II - Brad Paisley". About.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Part II - Brad Paisley". Allmusic. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Neal, Chris (May 18, 2001). "Country Weekly Reviews Part II". Country Weekly. Archived from the original on July 2, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  4. ^ Nash, Alanna (June 1, 2001). "Part II (Brad Paisley) Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  5. ^ Kaufman, Joanne; Charaipotra, Sona; Novak, Ralph (June 18, 2001). "Picks and Pans Review: Part Ii". People. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  6. ^ Anon (2001). ""Biography: Part II"". Archived from the original on June 10, 2001. Retrieved 2001-06-10. aristanashville.com. Retrieved September 17, 2009
  7. ^ "Brad Paisley Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  8. ^ "Brad Paisley Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  9. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 2001". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  10. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 2002". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  11. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  12. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Brad Paisley – Part II". Music Canada.
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Brad Paisley – Part II". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.