Thunder & Roses

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Thunder & Roses
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 6, 2001 (2001-03-06)
Genre Country
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Paul Worley
Dann Huff
Kenny Greenberg
Billy Joe Walker, Jr.
Pam Tillis chronology
Every Time

Thunder & Roses
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Thunder & Roses is the seventh studio album recorded by American country music artist Pam Tillis. It is also the last album she recorded for the Arista label. Its lead-off single, "Please", was a #22 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in 2002. "It Isn't Just Raining" was later recorded in 2003 by its co-writer, Jennifer Hanson, on her self-titled debut album, and the title track was previously recorded by Mindy McCready on her 1999 album I'm Not So Tough . "Please" would go on to be Pam's last appearance on the Country Singles Chart after it peaked in spring of 2001.


Track listing

  1. "Jagged Hearts" (Stephanie Bentley, Chris Lindsey) – 4:29
  2. "Space" (Devon O'Day, Kim Patton-Johnston) – 3:29
  3. "It Isn't Just Raining" (Mark Nesler, Jennifer Hanson, Tony Martin) – 3:49
  4. "Please" (John Hobbs, Michael Dulaney, Jeffrey Steele) – 3:31
  5. "Tryin'" (Brett James, Troy Verges) – 3:54
  6. "Thunder and Roses" (Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Marv Green) – 3:40
  7. "Which Five Years" (Craig Wiseman, Lisa Drew) – 4:00
  8. "Be a Man" (Chuck Jones, Steele) – 4:08
  9. "Off-White" (Pam Tillis, Kim Tribble, Tammy Hyler) – 4:10
  10. "I Smile" (Leonard Ahlstrom, Russ Lee, Eddie Carswell) – 3:54
  11. "If I Didn't Love You" (Tina Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel) – 4:17
  12. "Waiting on the Wind" duet with Mel Tillis (Tony Haselden) – 3:41


Chart performance

Chart (2001)Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums24
U.S. Billboard 200184

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