Connie Smith albums discography

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Connie Smith discography

Connie Smith at the Grand Ole Opry (2007).
Releases
Studio albums 34
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 9
Box sets 2
Other albums 5
Other appearances 25

The albums discography of Connie Smith, an American country artist, consists of thirty four studio albums, one live album, thirteen compilation albums, two box sets, and fifteen other appearances. After the success of her 1964 single "Once a Day", Smith's self-titled debut album was released in March 1965 on RCA Victor Records. The album reached number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums, spending thirty weeks on the chart, while also becoming her only album to reach the Billboard 200 list (#105).[1] Smith's next two secular albums, Cute 'n' Country and Miss Smith Goes to Nashville went to number one and number two respectively between 1965 and 1966. In September 1966 Smith released her fifth studio album, Born to Sing, which was her third album to reach the top spot on the Billboard country albums chart.[2] Due to Smith's popularity, RCA Victor issued five albums between 1967 and 1968 including Downtown Country (1967), Connie Smith Sings Bill Anderson (1967), and I Love Charley Brown (1968). In 1969, Smith collaborated with country artist Nat Stuckey on the album Young Love.[3]

In the early 70s, Smith released a series of albums including I Never Once Stopped Loving You (1970), Just One Time (1971), Ain't We Havin' Us a Good Time (1972), and If It Ain't Love and Other Great Dallas Frazier Songs.[3] In addition, Smith released her third Gospel album in 1971 entitled Come Along and Walk with Me. After signing with Columbia Records in 1973, Smith issued her first label release that May entitled A Lady Named Smith, which peaked at #31 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[4] In 1974 she released the albums That's the Way Love Goes and I Never Knew (What That Song Meant Before), the latter of which went to #22 on the Billboard country albums chart.[5] Before departing Columbia in 1977, Smith released three more studio releases including 1975's Connie Smith Sings Hank Williams Gospel and 1976's I Don't Wanna Talk It Over Anymore.[3] In 1977 Smith moved to Monument Records where she recorded two albums. Taking a twenty-year break to raise her five children, Smith returned in 1998 with a self-titled album on Warner Bros. Records.[6] In 2003 she collaborated with Barbara Fairchild and Sharon White on the Gospel album Love Never Fails.[7] In August 2011, Smith released her thirty fourth studio album on the Sugar Hill label entitled Long Line of Heartaches.[8]

Studio albums[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US
Country

[9]
US
[9]
Connie Smith 1 105
Cute 'n' Country
  • Released: October 1965
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
1
Miss Smith Goes to Nashville
  • Released: March 1966
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
2
Connie Smith Sings Great Sacred Songs
  • Released: June 1966
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
19
Born to Sing
  • Released: September 1966
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
1
Downtown Country
  • Released: February 1967
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
5
Connie Smith Sings Bill Anderson
  • Released: May 1967
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
11
Soul of Country Music
  • Released: December 1967
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
7
I Love Charley Brown
  • Released: April 1968
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
14
Sunshine and Rain
  • Released: October 1968
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
32
Connie's Country
  • Released: April 1969
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
14
Back in Baby's Arms
  • Released: October 1969
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
12
I Never Once Stopped Loving You
  • Released: September 1970
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
15
Where Is My Castle
  • Released: January 1971
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
39
Just One Time
  • Released: June 1971
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
20
Come Along and Walk with Me
  • Released: October 1971
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
Ain't We Havin' Us a Good Time
  • Released: April 1972
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
25
If It Ain't Love and Other Great Dallas
Frazier Songs
  • Released: July 1972
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
14
A Lady Named Smith
  • Released: May 1973
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
31
God Is Abundant
  • Released: November 1973
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
20
That's the Way Love Goes
  • Released: March 1974
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
41
I Never Knew (What That Song Meant Before)
  • Released: August 1974
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
22
I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today/
I Got My Baby on My Mind
  • Released: January 1975
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
30
Connie Smith Sings Hank Williams Gospel
  • Released: May 1975
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
47
Joy to the World
  • Released: October 1975
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
The Song We Fell in Love To
  • Released: March 1976
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
34
I Don't Wanna Talk It Over Anymore
  • Released: October 1976
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
33
Pure Connie Smith
  • Released: November 1977
  • Label: Monument
  • Formats: Vinyl
New Horizons
  • Released: March 1978
  • Label: Monument
  • Formats: Vinyl
Connie Smith
Long Line of Heartaches
  • Released: August 23, 2011
  • Label: Sugar Hill
  • Formats: CD, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

As a collaborative artist[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[9]
Young Love
(with Nat Stuckey)
  • Released: July 1969
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
29
Sunday Morning with Nat Stuckey and
Connie Smith

(with Nat Stuckey)
  • Released: January 1970
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
Love Never Fails
(with Barbara Fairchild and Sharon White)
  • Released: August 12, 2003
  • Label: Daywind
  • Formats: CD, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[9]
The Best of Connie Smith
  • Released: September 1967
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
22
The Best of Connie Smith, Vol. 2
  • Released: May 1970
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
26
My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own
  • Released: May 1971
  • Label: RCA Camden
  • Formats: Vinyl
City Lights: Country Favorites
  • Released: April 1972
  • Label: RCA Camden
  • Formats: Vinyl
Connie Smith's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
  • Released: October 1973
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
39
The Best of Connie Smith
  • Released: April 1977
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
Greatest Hits on Monument
  • Released: March 9, 1993
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
The Essential Connie Smith
  • Released: April 1996
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
Connie Smith Sings Her Hits
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Sony Special Products
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Other albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[9]
Connie in the Country
  • Released: February 1967
  • Label: RCA Camden
  • Formats: Vinyl
Love Is the Look You're Looking For
  • Released: February 1973
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
24
Dream Painter
  • Released: July 1973
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
39
Connie Smith Now
  • Released: July 1974
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
40
Live in Branson, MO, USA
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Laserlight
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Box sets[edit]

List of box sets, showing relevant ideals
Title Album details
Born to Sing
Just for What I Am
  • Released: February 27, 2012
  • Label: Bear Family
  • Formats: CD

Other appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Silent Night, Holy Night"[10] 1986 Willie Nelson The Nashville Christmas Album
"We've Got Love"[11] 1991 Tommy Cash The 25th Anniversary Album
"What Child Is This" (live)[12] 1995 N/A Christmas in Branson
"Beautiful Star of Bethlehem"[13] 1998 Ralph Stanley Clinch Mountain Country
"So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)"[14] 1999 John Prine In Spite of Ourselves
"Loose Talk"[14]
"Unmitigated Gal"[15] 2002 Dawn Sears Dawn Sears
"Meet Me in Heaven"[16] Janette Carter,
Johnny Cash,
June Carter Cash,
Earl Scruggs,
Marty Stuart,
Darrin Vincent
Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash
"I Love You So Much It Hurts Me"[17] 2003 Floyd Tillman The Influence
"It Ain't That Way"[18] 2004 George Hamilton IV Songs of Faith and Inspiration
"Big Foot"[19] 2005 Marty Stuart Badlands: Ballads of the Lakota
"Over the Next Hill We'll Be Home"[20] 2006 N/A Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South
"The Prayer of Drunkard's Little Girl"[21] 2007 N/A Always Life Him Up: A Tribute to Blind Alfred Reed
"A Good Place to Turn Around"[22] Gene Watson In a Perfect World
"Hearts Like Ours"[23] Marty Stuart Compadres: An Anthology of Duets
"Happy Birthday"[24] 2008 Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn Singing Her Early Hits, Live!
"What Would You Give in Exchange for Your Soul"[25] 2009 Bobby Osborne,
Marty Stuart
Bluegrass & Beyond
"I Run to You"[26] 2010 Marty Stuart Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions
"Workin' on a Road"[27] Jeff & Sheri Easter,
Marty Start,
Eddie Stubbs
Expecting Good Things
"Talk to Me Lonesome Heart"[28] Larry Stephenson,
Marty Stuart
20th Anniversary
"Just for What I Am"[29] 2011 Anna Wilson Countrypolitan Duets
"Didn't We Shine"[30] George Jones,
Lorrie Morgan,
Joe Stampley,
Randy Travis,
Gene Watson
Anniversary Celebration
"There Will Be Peace in the Valley for Me"[31] 2012 N/A Opry Legends: Gospel Favorites
"Great Judgement Morning"[32] 2013 Jessi Colter,
George Jones,
Ricky Skaggs,
Marty Stuart,
Travis Tritt
Amazing Grace
"Walking Up My Lord to Calvary's Hill" (live)[33] 2014 Marty Stuart The Gospel Music of Marty Stuart

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larkin, Collin. "Connie Smith Biography". Oldies.com. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Coyne, Kevin John. "100 Greatest Women of Country Music -- Connie Smith (#24)". Country Universe. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Escott, Colin (2001). Born to Sing [Liner Notes]. Bear Family Records. pp. 28–30. 
  4. ^ "A Lady Named Smith > Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "I Never Knew > charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Connie Smith > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Connie Smith Bio". CBN.com. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  8. ^ Burh, John. "Connie Smith > Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Billboard chart positions > albums". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  10. ^ "The Nashville Christmas Album > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  11. ^ "The 25th Anniversary Album". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  12. ^ "Christmas in Branson > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  13. ^ "Clinch Mountain Country: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "In Spite of Ourselves > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  15. ^ "Dawn Sears music". Dawn Sears. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  17. ^ "Floyd Tillman: The Influence". CD Baby. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Songs of Faith and Inspiration: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  19. ^ "Baldlands > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  20. ^ "Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  21. ^ "Always Life Him Up: A Tribute to Blind Alfred Reed > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  22. ^ "In a Perfect World > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  23. ^ "Compadres: An Anthology of Duets: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  24. ^ "Loretta Singing Her Early Hits Live": Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  25. ^ "Bluegrass & Beyond > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  26. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  27. ^ "Expecting Good Things: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  28. ^ "20th Anniversary: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  29. ^ "Countrypolitan Duets: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  30. ^ "Anniversary Celebration > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  31. ^ "Opry Legends: Gospel Favorites: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  32. ^ "Amazing Grace: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  33. ^ "The Gospel Music of Marty Stuart": Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 

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