A Country Star Is Born

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A Country Star is Born
Jessi Colter-A Country Star is Born.jpg
Studio album by Jessi Colter
Released April 1970
Genre Country
Label RCA Victor
Producer Chet Atkins
Waylon Jennings
Jessi Colter chronology
A Country Star is Born
I'm Jessi Colter
Singles from A Country Star is Born
  1. "I Ain't the One"
    Released: 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

A Country Star is Born is the debut studio album by American country music artist, Jessi Colter. The album was released April 1970 off of RCA Victor, and was produced by Chet Atkins and Waylon Jennings.


A Country Star is Born was released after Colter had been signed to RCA Victor, with the help of her husband and country artist, Waylon Jennings. Jennings co-produced the album, along with Chet Atkins. It was her only album for the label, after she would be signed with Capitol Records in the mid-1970s.[2] The album spawned one single: "I Ain't the One," a duet with Jennings, however the single failed to chart the Billboard Country Chart upon its release to radio. The album consisted of eleven tracks, including cover versions of Patsy Cline's "He Called Me Baby," and Mickey Newbury's "Why You Been Gone So Long." It also included compositions written by Colter, which included the lead single. The album did not chart the Top Country Albums chart. The release was reviewed by Allmusic, and was given three out of five stars.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Source: ArtistDirect,[4] Allmusic[3]

No. Title Length
1. "Too Many Rivers"  
2. "Cry Softly"  
3. "I Ain't the One" (with Waylon Jennings)  
4. "It's Not Easy"  
5. "He Called Me Baby"  
6. "Why You Been Gone So Long"  
7. "You Won't Feel at Home with Me"  
8. "Healing Hands"  
9. "That's the Chance I'll Have to"  
10. "Don't Let Him Go"  
11. "It's All Over Now"  


  • Jessi Colter – keyboards, vocals

Chart positions[edit]

Album – Billboard (North America),

Year Chart Position
1970 Country Albums N/A

Singles – Billboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1969 "I Ain't the One" Country Singles N/A


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Jessi Colter > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  3. ^ a b "A Country Star is Born > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  4. ^ "A Country Star Is Born". Artistdirect. Retrieved 24 March 2011.