Heartland (The Judds album)

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Heartland
Studio album by The Judds
Released February 2, 1987
Genre Country
Length 32:36
Label RCA Nashville/Curb
Producer Brent Maher
The Judds chronology
Rockin' with the Rhythm
(1985)
Heartland
(1987)
Greatest Hits
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Heartland is the fourth studio album released by RCA Nashville in 1987 by the American country music duo The Judds. It features the singles "Don't Be Cruel" (a cover of the Elvis Presley song), "Turn It Loose", and "I Know Where I'm Going". The album was released in Europe under the title Give a Little Love, as a 15-track compilation. It reached #1 on England's country album charts in 1987, soon after The Judds toured there.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Don't Be Cruel" (Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley) 2:29
  2. "I'm Falling in Love Tonight" (Craig Bickhardt, Brent Maher, Donald Potter) 3:44
  3. "Turn It Loose" (Craig Bickhardt, Brent Maher, Don Schlitz) 3:43
  4. "Old Pictures" (Jerry Gillespie, K.T. Oslin) 3:45
  5. "Cow Cow Boogie" (Benny Carter, Gene de Paul, Don Raye) 3:29
  6. "Maybe Your Baby's Got the Blues" (Graham Lyle, Troy Seals) 3:32
  7. "I Know Where I'm Going" (Craig Bickhardt, Brent Maher, Don Schlitz) 3:40
  8. "Why Don't You Believe Me" (Brent Maher, Donald Potter, Don Schlitz) 3:28
  9. "The Sweetest Gift (A Mother's Smile)" (James B. Coats) 3:51
    The following tracks were added to the European version:
  10. "Give a Little Love to Me"
  11. "Had a Dream (For the Heart)"
  12. "John Deere Tractor"
  13. "Isn't He a Strange One"
  14. "Blue Nun Cafe"
  15. "Change of Heart"

Personnel[edit]

  • Emmylou Harris, The Jordanaires: Additional Vocals
  • Bobby Ogdin: Organ, Piano
  • Craig Bickhardt, Mark Casstevens: Acoustic & Electric Guitars
  • Don Potter: Rhythm & Acoustic Guitars
  • Sonny Garrish: Steel, Pedal Steel & Dobro
  • Kirk Johnson: Harmonica
  • Craig Nelson: Acoustic & Electric Bass
  • Jack Williams: Electric Bass
  • David Schaufer: Dulcimer
  • Eddie Bayers: Drums, Percussion
  • Farrell Morris: Percussion

Production[edit]

  • Produced & Mixed By Brent Maher
  • Engineered By Brent Maher, Joe Funderburk & Jim McKell
  • Mastered By Glenn Meadows

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 52
Canadian RPM Top Albums 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Hurst, Jack (1987-03-26). "On the Record". Chicago Tribune. p. 12. 
Preceded by
Ocean Front Property by George Strait
Top Country Albums number-one album
March 21, 1987 - April 11, 1987
Succeeded by
Hank Live by Hank Williams, Jr.