Entertainer of the Year – Loretta

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Entertainer of the Year - Loretta
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released 1973
Genre Country
Label MCA
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
God Bless America Again
Entertainer of Year'
Love Is the Foundation
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Entertainer of the Year – Loretta is a 1973 studio album by American country music singer-songwriter, Loretta Lynn.

Entertainer of the Year was titled after Lynn received the "Entertainer of the Year" award from the Country Music Association the previous year, becoming the first woman to win that award. The one and only single from the album was released in late 1972, "Rated X". The song was a self-penned song by Lynn and peaked at #1 on the Billboard country chart in 1973, her first #1 hit since 1971, and became also one of her more controversial songs, describing the double-standard frequently endured by divorced women at the time. The album was Lynn's first studio album of 1973, and Lynn would end up releasing an additional two for the year.

The album was very successful on the Billboard album charts, peaking at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart, and did not chart on the Billboard 200. The album became Lynn's fourth album to top the Top Country Albums chart. The album was Lynn's first album released off MCA Records, after Decca was bought from MCA in 1973.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Rated "X" (Loretta Lynn)
  2. "Till the Pain Outwears the Shame" (Wiley J. Smith)
  3. "Ruby Madge and Mable" (Dallas Frazier, A.L. Owens)
  4. "Legend In My Mind" (Paul Richey, Theresa Beaty)
  5. "Ain't It Funny" (Tracey Lee)
  6. "Yesterday Will Come Again Tonight" (Glenn Ray, Jermiah Stone)
  7. "Hanky Panky Woman" (Jim Owen, Lois Johnson)
  8. "He's All I Got" (Wiley J. Smith)
  9. "I'm Paying for My Raising" (Doris Hutchins, Harold J. Norrid)
  10. "Possessions" (M. Baker, S. Burnett)
  11. "I Need Someone to Hold Me" (Raymond A. Smith)


In the late 1990s, Jack White, lead singer of rock band The White Stripes, who often noted his admiration of Lynn's music, frequently included "Rated X" in the White Stripes' concerts; he and Lynn would eventually collaborate on Lynn's 2004 Van Lear Rose album.

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1973 Country Albums 1
1973 Pop Albums N/A

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1973 "Rated X" Country Singles 1