Patty Loveless (album)

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Patty Loveless
Studio album by Patty Loveless
Released October 1, 1986
Recorded 1985-1986
Genre Country
Label MCA
Producer Emory Gordy, Jr. and Tony Brown
Patty Loveless chronology
Patty Loveless
(1986)
If My Heart Had Windows
(1988)
Singles from Patty Loveless
  1. "Lonely Days, Lonely Nights"
    Released: January 1986
  2. "Wicked Ways"
    Released: November 1986
  3. "I Did"
    Released: March 1987
  4. "After All"
    Released: June 1987
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Patty Loveless is the self-titled debut album from country music artist Patty Loveless. It was released in 1986. Among its tracks were Billboard Top Country Singles minor hits, "Lonely Days, Lonely Nights," "I Did," "After All," and "Wicked Ways." The album peaked at #35 on the Top Country Albums charts in 1986.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lonely Days, Lonely Nights" (Karen Staley) – 2:47
  2. "I Did" (Patty Loveless) – 2:46
  3. "You Are Everything" (Guy Clark, Keith Sykes) – 2:27
  4. "Blue Is Not a Word" (Jo-El Sonnier, Judy Ball) – 2:57
  5. "Slow Healing Heart" (Jim Rushing) – 3:40
  6. "After All" (Jimbeau Hinson, Harry Stinson) – 3:52
  7. "Wicked Ways" (Staley) – 3:09
  8. "Half Over You" (Staley) – 3:05
  9. "Some Blue Moons Ago" (Steve Earle, Richard Bennett) – 2:18
  10. "Sounds of Loneliness" (Loveless) – 3:32

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Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 35

Single releases[edit]

Lonely Days, Lonely Nights[edit]

"Lonely Days, Lonely Nights", was the first single from the album, recorded at MCA/Nashville in the fall of 1985. It was one of a five-song singles record contract she had at the time with the label, prior to her receiving an album contract.

This was the first song that Porter Wagonner listened to when Loveless sang in his office for him in early 1971 when she first went to Nashville. She wrote the song and dedicated it to her father. He would love to listen to his daughter sing it for him.

Included as that song's B-side was "Country, I'm Coming Home To You", written by a Loveless in 1974 at age 17. The song was one of her favorites, and when she returned to Nashville in 1985, she recorded this as the "B" side on her first single. It was never included on any of Loveless' albums.

The song charted for eight weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart, reaching #46 during the week of January 25, 1986.

Wicked Ways[edit]

"Wicked Ways" was recorded at MCA/Nashville in the fall of 1986, with the single being released in October 1986. It was the second single released from the album.

The song charted for four weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart, reaching #49 during the week of January 10, 1987.

I Did[edit]

"I Did" was the song played by Loveless' brother, Roger Ramey, to Tony Brown at MCA in 1985. After hearing the recording, Brown signed Loveless to MCA. The song was first released to radio stations on Valentine's Day, 1986 with a special red vinyl version. It garnered a significant amount of airplay. With this, Loveless was signed to a multi-album contract. However, it was withdrawn by MCA as it was believed that it was drawing attention away from other country artists signed to the label at the time; however, it was re-released a month later.

It was re-released in March 1987 and charted for five weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart, reaching #56 during the week of 11 April 1987.

After All[edit]

"After All" was recorded at MCA/Nashville in early 1986, with the single being released in October 1986. It was the fourth single released from the album.