A Lady Named Smith

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A Lady Named Smith
Studio album by Connie Smith
Released May 1973
Recorded 1973
(Columbia Recording Studio)
(Nashville)
Genre Country
Label Columbia
Producer George Richey
Connie Smith chronology
Love Is the Look You're Looking for
(1973)
A Lady Named Smith
(1973)
Dream Painter
(1973)
Singles from A Lady Named Smith
  1. "You've Got Me (Right Where You Want Me)"
    Released: March 1973

A Lady Named Smith is the twenty first album by American country music artist, Connie Smith. The album was released in May 1973 on Columbia Records and was produced by George Richey. The album was Smith's first studio album for Columbia, after departing from RCA Victor Records in 1972.

Background[edit]

A Lady Named Smith contained eleven tracks of newly recorded material by Connie Smith. The album was recorded at the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee in 1973. Smith primarily decided to switch to Columbia in order to record more Gospel material, therefore, Gospel songs were incorporated into her country music studio albums as well.[1] A Lady Named Smith contained three Gospel songs: "Jesus," "Pass Me By (If You're Only Passing Through)," and "Let's All Go Down to the River."[2] The album included a cover version of George Jones's "A Picture of Me (Without You)" and a song co-written by Smith and Richey titled, "You've Got Me (Right Where You Want Me)." The album was released on a 12-inch LP album, with six songs on the record's first side and five on the second side.[3]

Release[edit]

A Lady Named Smith spawned one single, Smith's "You've Got Me (Right Where You Want Me)." Released in March 1973, the song became a chart hit,[4] reaching a peak of #21 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Songs chart, becoming Smith's first single to miss the Country Top 20. In addition, the album itself also charted. Released in May 1973, A Lady Named Smith peaked at #31 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "You've Got Me (Right Where You Want Me)" – (George Richey, Connie Smith)
  2. "Soul Song" – (Richey, Billy Sherrill, Norro Wilson)
  3. "Jesus" – (Bill Gaither)
  4. "When You Hurt Me More Than I Love You" – (Jerry Foster, Bill Rice)
  5. "Never Love Again" – (Bill Deaton, Doug Kershaw, Rusty Kershaw)
  6. "House Where Love Shines" – (Dallas Frazier)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Love Held on Me" – (Helen Cornelius)
  2. "Pass Me By (If You're Only Passing Through)" – (Hillman Hall)
  3. "Too Soon to Know" – (Don Gibson)
  4. "Let's All Go Down to the River" – (Earl Montgomery, Sue Richards)
  5. "A Picture of Me (Without You)" – (Richey, Wilson)

Sales chart positions[edit]

Album
Chart (1973) Peak
position
U.S. Top Country Albums 31
Singles
Year Song Chart positions
US Country
1973 "You've Got Me (Right Where You Want Me)" 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Connie Smith > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  2. ^ "A Lady Named Smith Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  3. ^ "A Lady Named Smith by Connie Smith". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  4. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Connie Smith Sings Her Hits > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  5. ^ "Charts & awards". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-13.