Whoever's in New England

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This article is about the album. For the song, see Whoever's in New England (song).
Whoever's in New England
Studio album by Reba McEntire
Released February 1986
Genre Country
Length 31:43
Label MCA
Producer Jimmy Bowen
Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire chronology
Have I Got a Deal for You
(1985)
Whoever's in New England
(1986)
Reba Nell McEntire
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Whoever's in New England is Reba McEntire's tenth album, and her first #1 album on the Billboard country charts. It also produced two singles that were #1 country hits: "Whoever's in New England" and "Little Rock."

The album's phenomenal success proved to be a turning point in McEntire's career. It was the singer's first platinum record, and solidified her new superstardom when she was named the 'Entertainer of the Year' by the Country Music Association in autumn 1986.

The album also marked another milestone, McEntire made her first music video for the title track. Eventually, McEntire would become known for her 'mini-movie'-styled music videos.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Can't Stop Now"   Garry Nicholson, Wendy Waldman 2:52
2. "You Can Taks the Wings Off Me"   Troy Seals, Eddie Setser 3:36
3. "Whoever's in New England"   Kendal Franceschi, Quentin Powers 3:17
4. "I'll Believe It When I Feel It"   Chris Watters, Tom Shapiro, Bucky Jones 2:38
5. "I've Seen Better Days"   Red Lane, Danny Morrison 3:46
6. "Little Rock"   Pat McManus, Bob DiPiero, Gerry House 3:09
7. "If You Only Knew"   Diana Rae, Jane Mariash 3:03
8. "One Thin Dime"   Jackson Leap, Michael P. Heeney 2:31
9. "Don't Touch Me There"   Heeney 3:14
10. "To Make That Same Mistake Again"   Roger Murrah, Richard Leigh 2:24

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1986 "Whoever's in New England" 1 3
"Little Rock" 1 2

Certifications/sales[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[2] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Preceded by
Five-O
by Hank Williams, Jr.
Top Country Albums number-one album
May 24, 1986
Succeeded by
The Promiseland
by Willie Nelson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Reba Mc Entire – in New England". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH