Bobbie Cryner

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Bobbie Cryner
Birth namePhyllis Cryner
Born (1961-09-13) September 13, 1961 (age 57)
OriginWoodland, California, United States
Years active1993–present
Do It Up Big Music

Phyllis "Bobbie" Cryner (born September 13, 1961) is a country singer-songwriter. She released her debut album, the bluesy Bobbie Cryner, in 1993[1] on Epic Records. The album featured six original Cryner songs, as well as four songs by outside writers, including a duet with Dwight Yoakam on the Buck Owens cover "I Don't Care." The album charted three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, including "Daddy Laid the Blues On Me," No. 63 on July 3, 1993; "He Feels Guilty," No. 68 on November 20, 1993; and "You Could Steal Me," No. 72 on May 14, 1994.

Cryner left Epic Records for MCA Records to record her second album, Girl of Your Dreams. The album was produced by Tony Brown, head of MCA Records. The second album featured a more straight-ahead, contemporary country. As with the first, Cryner wrote five of the songs on the album, with the other five coming from outside songwriters, including her cover of "Son of a Preacher Man". The album was heralded by the first single and video, "I Just Can't Stand To Be Unhappy," which was written by noted songwriter Hugh Prestwood and entered the country charts on October 14, 1995. It peaked at No. 63 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks. The second single and video, "You'd Think He'd Know Me Better," entered the charts on March 2, 1996 and peaked at No. 56. A third single and video, Cryner's autobiographical "I Didn't Know My Own Strength," was released in late summer 1996. Cryner left MCA in 1997.

Cryner continued writing songs for other artists, including Trisha Yearwood's "Real Live Woman" (#16), Suzy Bogguss' "Nobody Love, Nobody Gets Hurt" (#75), and Lee Ann Womack's "Stronger Than I Am."

Bobbie Cryner appeared briefly in the 1995 film Something to Talk About starring Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, and Robert Duvall.



Title Album details
Bobbie Cryner
Girl of Your Dreams


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1993 "Daddy Laid the Blues on Me" 63 72 Bobbie Cryner
"He Feels Guilty" 68 48
1994 "You Could Steal Me" 72
1995 "I Just Can't Stand to Be Unhappy" 63 55 Girl of Your Dreams
1996 "You'd Think He'd Know Me Better" 56
"I Didn't Know My Own Strength" 90
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1993 "Daddy Laid the Blues on Me"[2] Michael Salomon
"He Feels Guilty"
1995 "I Just Can't Stand to Be Unhappy" John Lloyd Miller
1996 "You'd Think He'd Know Me Better"
"I Didn't Know My Own Strength"


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Bobbie Cryner". Allmusic. Retrieved May 21, 2010.
  2. ^ "CMT : Videos : Bobbie Cryner : Daddy Laid The Blues On Me". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.