Time Well Wasted is the fourth studio album released by American country music artist Brad Paisley. It was released on August 16, 2005, on Arista Nashville. It was the Country Music Association's Album of the Year for 2006.[13]

Time Well Wasted
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 16, 2005
GenreCountry
Length65:30
LabelArista Nashville
ProducerFrank Rogers
Brad Paisley chronology
Mud on the Tires
(2003)
Time Well Wasted
(2005)
Brad Paisley Christmas
(2006)
Singles from Time Well Wasted
  1. "Alcohol"
    Released: May 9, 2005
  2. "When I Get Where I'm Going"
    Released: October 10, 2005
  3. "The World"
    Released: March 13, 2006
  4. "She's Everything"
    Released: August 28, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com5/5 stars [1]
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [2]
BBC Music(average) [3]
Blender3/5 stars [4]
Entertainment WeeklyA− [5]
Mojo3/5 stars [6]
People3/4 stars [7]
Plugged In(unfavorable) [8]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars [6]
Slant4/5 stars [9]
Stylus MagazineB− [10]
USA Today3.5/4 stars [11]
The Village Voice(positive) [12]

The album produced the singles "Alcohol", "When I Get Where I'm Going", "The World", and "She's Everything". "Alcohol" was a number 4 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, while the other three singles were all Number Ones. "Waitin' on a Woman" was re-recorded in mid-2008 as a bonus track for Paisley's 5th Gear album, and this re-recording was issued in June 2008 as a single.

ContentEdit

The first single from Time Well Wasted was "Alcohol", which reached a peak of number 4 on the Billboard country charts in mid-2005. After it came "When I Get Where I'm Going", featuring background vocals from Dolly Parton. This song became Paisley's fifth Number One and Parton's twenty-fifth, as well as her first since the Ricky Van Shelton duet "Rockin' Years" in 1991. It also made her the oldest female artist to have a Number One hit on the country charts.

"The World", the third single, became Paisley's highest-debuting single when it entered the charts at number 37, and was his sixth Number One. Finishing off the single releases was "She's Everything", also a Number One. "Waitin' on a Woman", a cut from this album, was re-recorded and released to radio in 2008, and was added to his next studio album, 2007's 5th Gear. Upon its reaching Number One, the re-recording of "Waitin' on a Woman" became Paisley's eighth Number One in a row, setting a new record for the most consecutive country Number One hits since the inception of Nielsen SoundScan in 1990.[14]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The World"Brad Paisley, Kelley Lovelace, Lee Thomas Miller4:01
2."Alcohol"Paisley4:52
3."Waitin' on a Woman"Don Sampson, Wynn Varble4:32
4."I'll Take You Back"Paisley, Robert Arthur, Tim Owens4:23
5."She's Everything"Paisley, Wil Nance4:26
6."You Need a Man Around Here"Paisley, Lovelace3:33
7."Out in the Parkin' Lot" (duet with Alan Jackson)Guy Clark, Darrell Scott4:43
8."Rainin' You"Paisley, Owens4:16
9."Flowers"Paisley, Chris DuBois, Miller3:50
10."Love Is Never-Ending"John Goodwin, Bobby Terry3:58
11."The Uncloudy Day"Rev. J. Alwood0:53
12."When I Get Where I'm Going" (duet with Dolly Parton)Rivers Rutherford, George Teren4:08
13."Easy Money"Paisley4:14
14."Time Warp" (instrumental)Paisley, Frank Rogers3:56
15."Time Well Wasted"Ashley Gorley, Lovelace3:56
16."Cornography" (comedy sketch featuring James Burton and the Kung Pao Buckaroos)Paisley, Rogers, Peter Tilden3:56
17."Outtake 1" (hidden track) 0:15
18."Outtake 2" (hidden track) 0:13
19."Outtake 3" (hidden track) 0:35
20."Outtake 4" (hidden track) 0:34
21."Shatner Says Goodbye" (hidden track featuring William Shatner) 0:27

PersonnelEdit

As listed in liner notes.

Background vocals on "Alcohol" performed by Scott Hamilton and "The 12 Steps".

"Cry babies" on "I'll Take You Back": Tim Owens and Robert Arthur.

"The Kung Pao Buckaroos" on "Cornography" are George Jones, Little Jimmy Dickens and Bill Anderson, with Dolly Parton as "Miss Kitty".

Chart performanceEdit

AlbumEdit

Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[15] 1
U.S. Billboard 200[15] 2

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
[16]
US
[17]
US
Pop

[18]
2005 "Alcohol" 4 28 42
"When I Get Where I'm Going" (with Dolly Parton) 1 39 72
2006 "The World" 1 45 81
"She's Everything" 1 35 47

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[19] Gold
United States (RIAA)[20] 2× Platinum

Album CoverEdit

The clock hanging on the guitar seen on the album cover is an homage to The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kathy Coleman. "Brad Paisley - 'Time Well Wasted'". About.com. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  2. ^ Time Well Wasted at AllMusic
  3. ^ Chris Jones (2005-08-18). "Review of Brad Paisley - Time Well Wasted". BBC Music. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  4. ^ Robert Christgau (October 2005). "Brad Paisley: Time Well Wasted". Blender. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  5. ^ Chris Willman (2005-08-19). "Time Well Wasted Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-03-12.
  6. ^ a b "Brad Paisley - Time Well Wasted CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  7. ^ Ralph Novak (2005-08-22). "Picks and Pans Review: Brad Paisley (Time Well Wasted)". People. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  8. ^ Marcus Yoars; Bob Smithouser. "Brad Paisley: Time Well Wasted". Plugged In. Retrieved 2013-07-02. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  9. ^ Jonathan Keefe (2005-08-15). "Brad Paisley: Time Well Wasted". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  10. ^ Anthony Easton (2005-08-17). "Brad Paisley - Time Well Wasted - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  11. ^ Brian Mansfield (2005-08-22). "Paisley's 'Time' to shine (Brad Paisley, Time Well Wasted)". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  12. ^ Robert Christgau (2005-07-26). "Men Like Them". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  13. ^ 41st Annual CMA Awards | Award Winners
  14. ^ "Brad Paisley notches one more number one". Country Standard Time. 2008-09-08. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
  15. ^ a b "Chart listing for Time Well Wasted". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
  16. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
  17. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
  18. ^ "Brad Paisley Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
  19. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Brad Paisley – Time Well Wasted". Music Canada.
  20. ^ "American album certifications – Brad Paisley – Time Well Wasted". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.