Mr. & Mrs. Used to Be

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Mr. & Mrs. Used to Be
Studio album by Loretta Lynn & Ernest Tubb
Released 1965
Genre Country
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
Before I'm Over You
(1964)
Mr. & Mrs. Used to Be
(1965)
Songs from My Heart
(1965)
Ernest Tubb chronology
Blue Christmas
(1964)
Mr. & Mrs. Used to Be
(1965)
My Pick of the Hits
(1965)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
PopMatters (?) [2]

Mr. & Mrs. Used to Be is a vocal duet album by American country singers, Loretta Lynn and Ernest Tubb.

Mr. and Mrs. Used to Be was released on Decca Records in 1965. This was the first duet album the pair would record together, and they would go on to record two additional studio albums together during the decade. The lead single, the title track was the biggest hit the duo would achieve, peaking in the Top 15 in 1965. Their second single from the album, "Our Hearts Are Holding Hands" was a Top 30 Country hit. The album consists of 12 duet tracks, some of which are cover versions of previous duet Country hits, including "A Dear John Letter" and "Are You Mine".

The album reached #13 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in 1965.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mr. and Mrs. Used to Be" (Billy Joe Deaton)
  2. "I'll Just Call You Darlin'" (Johnny Colmus)
  3. "I Reached for the Wine" (Joyce Ann Allsup)
  4. "My Past Brought Me to You (Your Past Brought You to Me)" (Bill Brock)
  5. "Are You Mine" - (Don Grashey, Jim Armmadeo, Myrna Petrunka)
  6. "Our Hearts Are Holding Hands" (Bill Anderson)
  7. "Keep Those Cards and Letter Coming In" (Harlan Howard)
  8. "Just Between the Two of Us" (Liz Anderson)
  9. "We're Not Kids Anymore" (Loretta Lynn)
  10. "Love Was Right Here All the Time" (Billy Henson, Charles Snoddy)
  11. "Two in the Cold" (Ellen Reeves)
  12. "A Dear John Letter" - (Billy Barton, Lewis Talley, Fuzzy Owen)

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1965 Country Albums 13
1965 Pop Albums N/A

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1964 "Mr. and Mrs. Used to Be" Country Singles 11
1965 "Our Hearts Are Holding Hands" Country Singles 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mr. & Mrs. Used to Be at AllMusic
  2. ^ Thanki, Juli. "Louisiana Woman, Texas Troubadour < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-03-02.