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
It's All Relative: Tillis Sings Tillis

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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.

Country music, also known as country and western, and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as American folk music and blues.

Pam Tillis American country music singer-songwriter and actress

Pamela Yvonne Tillis is an American country music singer-songwriter and actress. She is the daughter of country music singer Mel Tillis.

<i>Billboard</i> (magazine) American music magazine

Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.


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


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The violin, sometimes known as a fiddle, is a wooden string instrument in the violin family. Most violins have a hollow wooden body. It is the smallest and highest-pitched instrument in the family in regular use. Smaller violin-type instruments exist, including the violino piccolo and the kit violin, but these are virtually unused. The violin typically has four strings, usually tuned in perfect fifths with notes G3, D4, A4, E5, and is most commonly played by drawing a bow across its strings, though it can also be played by plucking the strings with the fingers (pizzicato) and by striking the strings with the wooden side of the bow.

The bass guitar is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric or an acoustic guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and typically four to six strings or courses. Since the 1960s, the bass guitar has largely replaced the double bass in popular music.

Piano musical instrument

The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700, in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.

Chart performance

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

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