Blue Kentucky Girl (song)

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"Blue Kentucky Girl"
Single by Loretta Lynn
from the album Blue Kentucky Girl
Released 1965
Genre Country
Label Decca
Writer(s) Johnny Mullins
Producer(s) Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn singles chronology
"Happy Birthday"
(1965)
"Blue Kentucky Girl"
(1965)
"Our Heart Are Holding Hands"
(1965)

"Blue Kentucky Girl" is a song written by Johnny Mullins, and originally recorded by American country music artist Loretta Lynn. It was released in 1965 as the first single and title track from the album Blue Kentucky Girl. The song reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Loretta Lynn version[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1965) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 7

Emmylou Harris version[edit]

"Blue Kentucky Girl"
Single by Emmylou Harris
from the album Blue Kentucky Girl
Released 1979
Genre Country
Label Warner Bros.
Producer(s) Brian Ahern
Emmylou Harris singles chronology
"Save the Last Dance for Me"
(1979)
"Blue Kentucky Girl"
(1979)
"Beneath Still Waters"
(1980)

"Blue Kentucky Girl" was also a single for American country music artist Emmylou Harris. Harris' version released in 1979 s the second single and title track from her album Blue Kentucky Girl. The song reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[2] Based on this version, the song was nominated for the Grammy_Award_for_Best_Country_Song in 1980.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 6
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 7

Other versions[edit]

Skeeter Davis recorded the song for her 1982 album Live Wire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 209. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 152.