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.
|Studio album by|
|Released||May 29, 2001|
|Recorded||The Castle - Franklin, TN|
|Brad Paisley chronology|
|Singles from Part II|
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.
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." To emphasize the sequel theme, the album opens with strings playing "In the Garden", exactly as the previous album had ended.
|1.||"Two Feet of Topsoil"||Brad Paisley, Robert Arthur||2:46|
|2.||"I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)"||Paisley, Frank Rogers||3:14|
|3.||"Part Two"||Paisley, Kelley Lovelace||3:35|
|4.||"Wrapped Around"||Paisley, Chris DuBois, Lovelace||3:22|
|5.||"Two People Fell in Love"||Paisley, Lovelace, Tim Owens||4:07|
|6.||"Come On Over Tonight"||Paisley, Chely Wright||4:33|
|7.||"You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive"||Darrell Scott||5:04|
|8.||"I Wish You'd Stay"||Paisley, DuBois||6:17|
|9.||"All You Really Need Is Love"||Paisley, DuBois, Rogers||2:44|
|10.||"Munster Rag" (instrumental)||Paisley, James Gregory, Mitch McMichen||3:15|
|11.||"You Have That Effect on Me"||Paisley, Rogers||4:22|
|12.||"Too Country" (featuring Buck Owens, Bill Anderson and George Jones)||Bill Anderson, Chuck Cannon||3:31|
|13.||"The Old Rugged Cross" (live at The Grand Ole Opry, December 16, 2000)||Traditional||3:51|
- Brad Paisley – lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 6-string Tic tac
- Eddie Bayers – drums
- Ron Block – banjo
- Glen Duncan – fiddle
- Kevin "Swine" Grantt – bass guitar, upright bass
- Jim "Daddy" Heffernan – Dobro on "Two Feet of Topsoil", "Munster Rag" and "Too Country"
- Bernie Herms – piano, keyboards, B3 organ, string arrangements
- Wes Hightower – background vocals
- Gary Hooker – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
- Sonya Isaacs – background vocals on "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive"
- Mike Johnson – steel guitar, Dobro
- Kenny Lewis – background vocals on "Too Country"
- Mitch McMitchen – percussion
- Darrell Scott – banjo, Dobro, mandolin & background vocals on "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive"
- Ben Sesar – drums
- Justin Williamson – fiddle, mandolin
- Brian David Willis – guest percussion on "All You Really Need Is Love"
String arrangements on "I Wish You'd Stay" and "You Have That Effect on Me" by Carl Gorodetzky and The Nashville String Machine.
|2001||"Two People Fell in Love"||4||51|
|2002||"I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)"||1||29|
|"I Wish You'd Stay"||7||57|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Gold|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum|
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