Jessi Colter discography

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Jessi Colter discography

Jessi Colter performing at the South by Southwest festival (2006).
Releases
Studio albums 11
Compilation albums 3
Singles 23
B-sides 2
Other appearances 11
No. 1 Singles 1

This is a detailed discography for American country music artist, Jessi Colter. During her career, Colter has released 12 studio albums, two compilations, and has issued 23 singles to radio.

After meeting and marrying Duane Eddy in 1961, Colter recorded two singles for the Jamie label and toured with Eddy until their divorce in 1968. The following year, she met country artist, Waylon Jennings who was impressed by Colter's voice (the two wed in 1969) and helped her record her first album for RCA Victor in 1970 titled, A Country Star is Born. The pair would collaborate on a cover of the Elvis Presley hit, "Suspicious Minds in the early 70s.[1] In 1975, she secured an official recording contract with Capitol Records and released her debut single off the label, "I'm Not Lisa," which became her commercial breakthrough, reaching #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, and crossing over into the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #4. That year, she issued her first Capitol album, I'm Jessi Colter, which also produced the Top 5 country hit, "What's Happened to Blue Eyes." In 1976, Colter released two more albums which were also successful: Jessi and Diamond in the Rough.[2]

The same year, Colter also participated in the album, Wanted! The Outlaws with Tompall Glaser, Jennings, and Willie Nelson, which won the Country Music Association's "Album of the Year" award and certified 2× Multi-Platinum in sales. Following two additional albums in the later half of the 70s (Mirriam and That's the Way a Cowboy Rocks and Rolls), Colter's popularity declined. In 1981 she returned with Jennings to record the collaboration album, Leather and Lace, which produced two major hit singles.[1] After releasing Ridin' Shotgun in 1982, Colter left Capitol and sporadically recorded in the 1980s and 1990s. Following Jennings's death in 2002, Colter released her first country album in over twenty years, Out of the Ashes, and returned to touring.[2]

Studio albums[edit]

1970s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US Country
[3]
US
[3]
CAN
[4]
A Country Star Is Born
I'm Jessi Colter
  • Release date: January 1975
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: LP
4 50
Jessi
  • Release date: January 1976
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: LP
4 109 87
Diamond in the Rough
  • Release date: July 1976
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: LP
4 79 64
Mirriam
  • Release date: July 1977
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: LP
29
That's the Way a Cowboy Rocks and Rolls
  • Release date: November 1978
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: LP
46
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s and 1990s[edit]

Title Album details
Ridin' Shotgun
  • Release date: 1981
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: LP
Rock and Roll Lullaby
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: Triad
  • Formats: LP
Jessi Colter Sings Just for Kids: Songs from Around the World

2000s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US Country
[3]
Out of the Ashes 61

Collaborations[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[3]
US
[3]
Leather and Lace (with Waylon Jennings)
  • Release date: February 1981
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: LP, cassette
11 43

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[3]
US
[3]
CAN
[4]
Wanted! The Outlaws
(with Tompall Glaser, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson)
  • Release date: January 12, 1976
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
1 10 59
The Jessi Colter Collection
  • Release date: April 4, 1995
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: Cassette, compact disc
The Very Best of Jessi Colter: An Outlaw...a Lady
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[8]
US
[8]
US AC
[8]
CAN Country
[9][10]
CAN
[11]
CAN AC
[12]
AUT
[13]
NZ
[14]
1961 "Lonesome Road" (as Mirriam Johnson) non-album singles
"I Think I Cried Long Enough Over You" (as Mirriam Johnson)
1969 "I Ain't the One" (with Waylon Jennings) A Country Star Is Born
1970 "Cry Softly"
1975 "I'm Not Lisa" 1 4 16 1 6 1 17 17 I'm Jessi Colter
"What's Happened to Blue Eyes" 5 57 11
"It's Morning (And I Still Love You)" 11 20 Jessi
1976 "Without You" 50 38
"I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name" 29 48 Diamond in the Rough
1977 "I Belong to Him" Mirriam
1978 "Maybe You Should've Been Listening" 45 61 That's the Way a Cowboy
Rocks and Rolls
1979 "Love Me Back to Sleep" 91
1981 "Bittersweet Love" non-album single
"Holdin' On" 70 Ridin' Shotgun
1982 "Ain't Makin' No Headlines"
"Ridin' Shotgun"
1984 "I Want to Be with You" Rock and Roll Lullaby
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Collaborative singles[edit]

Year Single Artist(s) Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[8]
CAN Country
[10]
1976 "Suspicious Minds"[A] Waylon Jennings 2 2 Wanted! The Outlaws
1981 "Storms Never Last" 17 11 Leather and Lace
"The Wild Side of Life" / "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" (medley) 10 6

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist(s) Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[8]
1970 "Suspicious Minds" Waylon Jennings 25 non-album single
1971 "Under Your Spell Again" 39 Ladies Love Outlaws

B-sides[edit]

Year B-Side Peak chart positions Original A-Side Single
US Country
[8]
CAN Country
[10]
1975 "You Ain't Never Been Loved (Like I'm Gonna Love You)" 64 65 "What's Happened to Blue Eyes"

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1971 "Under Your Spell Again" (with Waylon Jennings) Ladies Love Outlaws[15]
1978 "Story to Tell (The Preface)" White Mansions[16]
"Last Dance and the Kentucky Racehorse" (with John Dillon)
1987 "The Old Rugged Cross" (with Johnny Cash) Country Greats Sing Gospel[17]
2000 "The Carpenter" (Randy Travis featuring Jessi Colter and Waylon Jennings) Inspirational Journey[18]
"I'm Not Lisa" Never Say Die: Live[19]
"Storms Never Last" (with Waylon Jennings)
2004 "Wild Wolf Calling Me" (Tony Joe White with Emmylou Harris and Jessi Colter) The Heroines[20]
2005 "Southern Comfort"
(Shooter Jennings with Jessi Colter, Faith Evans, and CeCe White)
Put the "O" Back in Country[21]
2006 "The Captive" (with Vince Haines) The Pilgrim: A Celebration[22]
2007 "Looking for Someone" (with Ted Russell Kamp) Divisadero[23]
"I'm Not Lisa" (with Deana Carter) The Chain[24]
2011 "Good Hearted Woman" (with Sunny Sweeney) The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings, Vol. 1[25]
2012 "The Old Rugged Cross" (with Johnny Cash) Bootleg, Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth[26]
2013 "Great Judgement Morning"
(George Jones with Jessi Colter, Waylon Jennings, Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, and Marty Stuart)
Amazing Grace[27]

Notes[edit]

  • A^ "Suspicious Minds" was re-released in 1976 for the compilation, Wanted! The Outlaws.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "Jessi Colter – Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Jessi Colter > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Search results for "Jessi Colter" under Top Albums/CD's". RPM. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Jessi Colter and Waylon Jenings; "Leather and Lace"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Colter, Glaser, Jennings, Nelson; "Wanted! The Outlaws"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "CRA Gold & Platinum searchable database (type Jessi Colter in "artist" box)". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  9. ^ "Search results for "Jessie Colter" under Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "Search results for "Jessi Colter" under Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Search results for "Jessi Colter" under Top Singles". RPM. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Search results for "Jessi Colter" under Adult Contemporary Singles". RPM. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Austrian Top 40 -- Jessi Colter". austrian charts.at. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "New Zealand Charts Portal -- Jessi Colter". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Ladies Love Outlaws > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  16. ^ "White Mansions > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  17. ^ "Country Greats Sing Gospel overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  18. ^ "Inspirational Journey > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  19. ^ "Never Say Die: Live > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  20. ^ "The Heriones > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  21. ^ "Put the O Back in Country > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  22. ^ "The Pilgrim: A Celebration > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  23. ^ " Divisadero > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  24. ^ "The Chain > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  25. ^ "The Music Inside > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  26. ^ "Bootleg, Vol. 4: The Soul of Truth >> Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  27. ^ "Amazing Grace > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 September 2013.