19 June 2007
| June 19, 2007 (2007-06-19)|
Grammy Award for Best Country Album
Brad Paisley albums, Country music albums
5th Gear is the fifth studio album by country singer Brad Paisley. It was released June 19, 2007, and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of about 197,000 copies. On April 9, 2008, 5th Gear was certified platinum by the RIAA.
The album's first four singles — "Ticks", "Online", "Letter to Me", and "I'm Still a Guy" — all reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. In June 2008, a re-recording of "Waitin' on a Woman", a song which Paisley originally recorded for his 2005 album Time Well Wasted, was added as a bonus track to this album. This re-edited version was released in June 2008 as the album's fifth single. For the chart week of September 20, 2008, the song has become his twelfth number-one single and his eighth straight number-one hit. When pre-ordered through iTunes, another bonus track, "You Love Me So Good", was included.
In 2009, NPR picked the album as one of "The Decade's 50 Most Important Recordings."
Blaine Larsen later released a rendition of "It Did" in 2009.
"Mr. Policeman" incorporates the chorus of "In the Jailhouse Now" at its end, with new lyrics to fit the rest of the song.Musicians
Tom Baldrica – tuba on "Online"
Ron Block – banjo
Jim "Moose" Brown – B-3 organ, Wurlitzer organ, piano on "When We All Get to Heaven"
Randle Currie – steel guitar
Eric Darken – percussion
Kevin "Swine" Grantt – bass guitar, upright bass
Vicki Hampton – background vocals
Wes Hightower – background vocals
Gary Hooker – electric guitar, baritone guitar, 12 string guitar
Aubrey Haynie – fiddle on "It Did" and "Bigger Fish to Fry", fiddle and mandolin on "Oh Love", mandolin on "When We All Get to Heaven"
Mike Johnson – Dobro
Tim Lauer – keyboards
Kenny Lewis – additional bass on "Throttleneck"
Kendal Marcy – banjo on "Mr. Policeman" and "Throttleneck"
Gordon Mote – piano, clavinet, keyboards, music box on "I'm Still a Guy"
Brad Paisley – lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, Tic tac bass
Ben Sesar – drums
Bryan Sutton – mandolin, banjo on "Some Mistakes", acoustic guitar on "Bigger Fish to Fry"
Carrie Underwood – background vocals
Justin Williamson – fiddle, mandolin
Brentwood High School Band
Marching band at the end of Online
Kung Pao Buckaroos
Little Jimmy Dickens, Bill Anderson, and Vince Gill (sitting in for George Jones)
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