I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today/I've Got My Baby On My Mind

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I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today/I've Got My Baby On My Mind
Studio album by Connie Smith
Released January 1975
Recorded 1974
Columbia Recording Studio
(Nashville, TN)
Genre Country
Label Columbia
Producer Ray Baker
Connie Smith chronology
I Never Knew (What That Song Meant Before)
(1974)
I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today/I've Got My Baby Off My Mind Connie Smith Sings Hank Williams Gospel
(1975)
Singles from I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today/I've Got My Baby On My Mind
  1. "I've Got My Baby on My Mind"
    Released: November 1974
  2. "I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today"
    Released: February 1975
  3. "Why Don't You Love Me"
    Released: May 1975

I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today/I've Got My Baby On My Mind is the twenty fifth studio album by American country music artist, Connie Smith. The album was released in January 1975 on Columbia Records and was produced by Ray Baker. The album spawned three singles between 1974 and 1975, which included two Top 20 hits.

Background[edit]

I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today/I've Got My Baby On Mind contained eleven tracks and was produced at the Columbia Records Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee in 1974. The album included a cover version of Hank Williams's "Why Don't You Love Me" (which would eventually be released as a single), as well as "Searching (For Someone Like You)." In addition, the album also included two songs by Don Gibson: "Praying Hands" and "Loving You (Has Changed My Whole Life)." Two additional religious songs were included on the album: Billy Graham's "Sunshine Blue" and Eddy Raven's "You'll See Jesus," as Smith was beginning to incorporate more Gospel music into her studio albums.[1] The album was released on a 12-inch LP album, with six songs on the record's first side and five songs on its second side.[2]

Release[edit]

I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today/I've Got My Baby On My Mind spawned three singles between 1974 and 1975. The first song, "I've Got My Baby on My Mind" was released in November 1974, becoming a Top 20 hit in the United States, reaching #13 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Songs chart and #31 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart. "I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today" was released as the second single in February 1975, reaching #30 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and #45 on the Canadian RPM Country chart. The third single, "Why Don't You Love Me" was released in May and became a Top 20 hit in both countries, reaching #15 in the United States and #20 in Canada.[3] The album itself also charted, reaching #30 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart upon its release in January.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today" – (Sanger D. Shafer)
  2. "Why Don't You Love Me" – (Hank Williams)
  3. "I've Got My Baby on My Mind" – (Shafer)
  4. "Praying Hands" – (Don Gibson)
  5. "Searching (For Someone Just Like You)" – (Pee Wee Maddux)
  6. "Loving You (Has Changed My Whole Life)" – (Gibson)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Ain't It Good to Be in Love Again" – (Dewayne Orender)
  2. "Sunshine Blue" – (Billy Graham)
  3. "Back in the Country" – (Eddy Raven)
  4. "You'll See Jesus" – (Raven)
  5. "I Still Feel the Same About You" – (Bill Anderson)

Personnel[edit]

Sales chart positions[edit]

Album
Chart (1975) Peak
position
U.S. Top Country Albums 30
Singles
Year Song Chart positions
US Country CAN Country
1974 "I've Got My Baby On My Mind" 13 31
1975 "I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today" 30 45
"Why Don't You Love Me" 15 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Connie Smith > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  2. ^ "I Got a Lot of Hurtin Done Today by Connie Smith". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Billboard chart positions > singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  4. ^ "Billboard chart positions > albums". Retrieved 2009-08-15.