Connie Smith Sings Bill Anderson

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Connie Smith Sings Bill Anderson
Studio album by Connie Smith
Released May 1967
Recorded October 26 – 28, 1966; February 27, 1967
Genre Country
Label RCA Victor
Producer Bob Ferguson
Connie Smith chronology
Connie in the Country
(1967)
Connie Smith Sings Bill Anderson
(1967)
The Best of Connie Smith
(1967)
Singles from Connie Smith Sings Bill Anderson
  1. "Cincinnati, Ohio"
    Released: June 1967
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Connie Smith Sings Bill Anderson is the eighth studio album by American country artist, Connie Smith. The album was released in June 1967 on RCA Victor Records and was produced by Bob Ferguson. The album included Smith's 1967 single, "Cincinnati, Ohio," which became a Top 5 hit on Billboard Magazine's country chart.

Background[edit]

Connie Smith Sings Bill Anderson contained twelve tracks that were entirely written by country artist, Bill Anderson. In previous years, Anderson had written many of Smith's hits, including "Once a Day" and "Then and Only Then." The album included songs Anderson had also released as singles himself, such as "That's What It's Like to Be Lonesome," "I Love You Drops," and "Walk Out Backwards." The album was released on a 12-inch vinyl LP album, with six songs shown on each side of the record. The album itself was recorded at the RCA studios in Nashville, Tennessee in late 1966 and early 1967. In addition, the album was reviewed by Allmusic, which gave it three out of five stars.[2] No official review was provided.

Release and aftermath[edit]

Connie Smith Sings Bill Anderson spawned only one single, "Cincinnati, Ohio" which was released in June 1967. Released a month after the album's official release, "Cincinnati, Ohio" became a major country music hit, peaking in the Top 5, reaching #4 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Songs chart. Also, the album itself reached a peaking position, unlike her previous release, Connie in the Country. The album reached a peak of #11 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Bill Anderson, except where noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "It Comes and Goes"
  2. "I Love You Drops"
  3. "City Lights"
  4. "Cincinnati, Ohio"
  5. "It' Not the End of Everything"
  6. "My Whole World's Falling Down" – (Anderson, Jerry Crutchfield)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Easy Come, Easy Go"
  2. "That's What Lonesome Is"
  3. "Walk Out Backwards"
  4. "In Case You Ever Change Your Mind"
  5. "On and on and On"
  6. "That's What It's Like to Be Lonesome"

Personnel[edit]

  • Brenton Banks – violin
  • Byron Bach – cello
  • Howard Carpenter – viola
  • Dorothy Dillard – background vocals
  • Ray Edenton – guitar
  • Dolores Edgin – background vocals
  • Solie Fott – viola
  • Buddy Harmandrums
  • Lillian Hunt – violin
  • Roy Huskey – bass
  • Shelly Kurland – violin
  • Martin Katahn – viola
  • John Kline – viola
  • Piere Menard – violin
  • Wayne Moss – bass guitar, guitar
  • Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Priscilla Hubbard – background vocals
  • Dean Porter – guitar
  • Harold Ragsdale – harpsichord, vibes
  • Hargus "Pig" Robbinspiano
  • Connie Smith – lead vocals
  • Leo Taylor – drums
  • Gary Vanosdale – viola
  • Pete Wade – guitar
  • Bill Walker – vibes
  • Lamar Watkins – guitar
  • William Wright – background vocals
  • Harvey Wolfe – cello

Sales chart positions[edit]

Albums
Chart (1967) Peak
position
U.S. Top Country Albums 11
Singles
Year Song Chart positions
US Country
1967 "Cincinnati, Ohio" 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Connie Smith Sings Bill Anderson". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Charts & Awards". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-10.