Great Women of Country

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Great Women of Country
Great Women of Country (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released7 November 2014
GenreCountry
LabelUniversal Music Australia
ProducerMelinda Schneider and Beccy Cole
Beccy Cole albums chronology
Beccy's Big Hits
(2013)
Great Women of Country
(2014)
Sweet Rebecca
(2015)

Great Women of Country is the studio album by Australian country music singers Melinda Schneider and Beccy Cole. It was released through Universal Music Australia in 7November 2014 and peaked at number 9 on the ARIA Charts.

Background[edit]

The collection brings together Schneider and Cole’s love of country music. Schneider said she had thought about a tribute album for some time, but the idea to record a joint album was 'a flash of inspiration'. “Both Beccy and I had always thought about doing an album like this individually … but I woke up one morning and the idea wouldn’t leave me alone, so I called Beccy and asked: wanna do it together?” Cole said; “They're timeless, they were old even then! These are some of the songs that I drew from to make my own music, to get to pay tribute to them by recording and performing new versions is a great responsibility but such an honour.”[1]

Touring[edit]

The pair toured the album between November 2014 and March 2015. [2]

Reception[edit]

Ovation Channel said; "Great Women of Country is not just a rich legacy of songs, it is the inevitable collaboration of two of Australia’s most accomplished and most experienced country music stars – singers well equipped to reach back and bring forward music that holds a very special place in people’s hearts."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "9 to 5" (Dolly Parton) - 3:27
  2. "One's on the Way" (Shel Silverstein) - 2:39
  3. "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" (Bobby Russell) - 4:11
  4. "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad" (Billy Sherrill, Glenn Sutton)- 2:02
  5. "Angel of the Morning" (Chip Taylor) - 4:08
  6. "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" (Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman - 2:58
  7. "Ode to Billie Joe" (Bobbie Gentry) - 4:21
  8. "Stand By Your Man" (Tammy Wynette, Billy Sherrill) - 2:37
  9. "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)" (Jamie O'Hara) - 3:41
  10. "Mule Skinner Blues" (Jimmie Rodgers, George Vaughan)/ "Rocky Top" (Felice and Boudleaux Bryant)- 2:59
  11. "Crazy" (Willie Nelson) - 2:47
  12. "Harper Valley PTA" (Tom T. Hall) - 3:15
  13. "Banks of the Ohio" / "If Not for You" (Bob Dylan)/ "Let Me Be There" (John Rostill) - 3:54
  14. "I Fall to Pieces" (Hank Cochran, Harlan Howard) / "Walking After Midnight" (Alan Block, Donn Hecht) - 4:22
  15. "I Will Always Love You" (Dolly Parton) - 4:12
  16. "Could I Have This Dance" (Wayland Holyfield, Bob House) / "Tennessee Waltz" (Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart) - 3:46
  17. "Blue Bayou" (Roy Orbison, Joe Melson) - 3:59
  18. "Jolene" (Dolly Parton) - 2:49
  19. "Coat of Many Colours" (Dolly Parton) - 3:05
  20. "Queen of Hearts" (Hank DeVito) - 3:20
  21. "I Can't Make You Love Me" (Mike Reid, Allen Shamblin) - 5:00
  22. "Love Hurts" (Felice and Boudleaux Bryant) - 3:44

Charts[edit]

Great Women of Country become Schneider's and Cole’s highest charting and first top ten album on the ARIA Chart.

Weekly Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 9
Australian Artist Albums (ARIA)[5] 4
Australian Country Albums (ARIA)[6] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
ARIA Country Albums Chart[7] 12
ARIA Australian Albums Chart[8] 41
Chart (2015) Position
ARIA Country Albums Chart[9] 13
Chart (2016) Position
ARIA Country Albums Chart[10] 59

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalogue
Australia 7 November 2014 Universal Music Australia 4703930

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BECCY COLE AND MELINDA SCHNEIDER UNITE FOR GREAT WOMEN OF COUNTRY". Gay News Network. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Beccy Cole and Melinda Schneider our country music royalty in Australia". Lotl. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Melinda Schneider & Beccy Cole: Great Women of Country (and the songs that made them) (CD)". Ovation Channel. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Melinda Schneider & Beccy Cole – Great Women of Country". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  5. ^ "ARIA Report issue 1290" (PDF). ARIA. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  6. ^ "ARIA Report issue 1290" (PDF). ARIA. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Country Albums 2014". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  8. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Albums 2014". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  9. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Country Albums 2015". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top Country Albums 2016". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Great Women of Country CD". Sanity. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Great Women of Country DD". iTunes. Retrieved 15 December 2016.