I Am What I Am (George Jones album)

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I Am What I Am
Studio album by George Jones
Released September 1980
Recorded February 1980 at Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 28:15
Label Epic
Producer Billy Sherrill
George Jones chronology
Double Trouble
I Am What I Am
Together Again
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

I Am What I Am is an album by American country music artist George Jones. This album was released in 1980 on Epic Records label then on July 4, 2000 this album was re–released with bonus tracks on the Legacy Recordings label. It peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and number 132 on the Pop Albums chart. I Am What I Am went Gold in 1981 and Platinum in 1983.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "He Stopped Loving Her Today"   Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman 3:19
2. "I've Aged Twenty Years in Five"   Bob Parrish, Curtis Gordon 3:19
3. "Brother to the Blues"   Ed Rowell 2:53
4. "If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)"   Harlan Sanders, Rick Beresford 3:13
5. "His Lovin' Her Is Gettin' in My Way"   Bill Emerson 2:32
6. "I'm Not Ready Yet"   Tom T. Hall 3:00
7. "I'm the One She Missed Him with Today"   A.L. "Doodle" Owens 3:02
8. "Good Hearted Woman"   Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson 3:00
9. "A Hard Act to Follow"   Earl Montgomery, George Jones 2:07
10. "Bone Dry"   Dennis Linde, Don Devaney 2:18

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1980) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 7
U.S. Billboard 200 132


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1980 "He Stopped Loving Her Today" 1 2
"I'm Not Ready Yet" 2 4
1981 "If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)" 8 25


Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[3] Gold
United States (RIAA)[4] Platinum