Connie Smith Sings Hank Williams Gospel

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Connie Smith Sings Hank Williams Gospel
Studio album by Connie Smith
Released May 1975
Recorded 1975
Columbia Recording Studio
(Nashville, TN)
Genre Country
Label Columbia
Producer Ray Baker
Connie Smith chronology
I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today/I've Got My Baby Off My Mind
Connie Smith Sings Hank Williams Gospel
Joy to the World

Connie Smith Sings Hank Williams Gospel is the twenty sixth studio album by American country music artist, Connie Smith. The album was released in May 1975 on Columbia Records and was produced by Ray Baker. It was Smith's fourth and final Gospel music album released.

Background and release[edit]

Connie Smith Sings Hank Williams Gospel was an eleven-track album of Gospel songs originally written and recorded by deceased American country artist, Hank Williams. The album included Williams's best-known Gospel song, "I Saw the Light," as well as "Jesus Remembered Me" and "House of Gold." The album would be Smith's final Gospel album released on the Columbia label. The album was released on a 12-inch LP, with six songs on the record's first side and five on its second side.[1] The album has not been reissued on compact disc since its original release on Columbia in 1975.

The record peaked at #47 on the Billboard Magazine Top Country Albums chart and did not spawn any singles.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Hank Williams, except where noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "I Saw the Light"
  2. "Home in Heaven"
  3. "Jesus Remembered Me"
  4. "How Can You Refuse Him Now"
  5. "Jesus Is Calling" – (Charlie Monroe, Williams)
  6. "When the Book of Light Is Read"

Side two[edit]

  1. "Are You Walking and Talking for the Lord"
  2. "House of Gold"
  3. "I'm Gonna Sing Sing"
  4. "Calling You"
  5. "Jesus Died for Me"

Sales chart positions[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
U.S. Top Country Albums 47