Country Sunshine (Dottie West album)

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Country Sunshine
Dottie West-Country Sunshine.jpg
Studio album by Dottie West
Released November 1973
Recorded July 1973; RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country, Nashville Sound
Label RCA
Producer Billy Davis
Dottie West chronology
If It's All Right With You/Just What I've Been Looking For
(1973)
Country Sunshine
(1973)
House of Love
(1974)

Country Sunshine is an album by Country music singer, Dottie West (released in 1973) based on the successful commercial/Country song of "Country Sunshine".

This album was based on the largely successful Coca-Cola commercial entitled "Country Sunshine". The commercial featured West singing a song she wrote along with commercial writer, Billy Davis, also entitled the same name. The commercial was so successful, a Country single was recorded in 1973, that hit No. 2 on the Country charts and No. 49 on the Pop charts, her biggest hit up to that point. Thanks to the song's success, this album of the same name was also made, which also brought large success to West. The album reached No. 17 on the Top Country albums chart, her first Top 20 entry on an album chart since the late 1960s.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Mind's Gone to Memphis" (Larry Gatlin)
  2. "You Take Me Home Honey" (Sandy Mason, Bill Becker)
  3. "We Had It All" (Troy Seals, Donnie Fritts)
  4. "My Love" (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney)
  5. "Desperado" (Don Henley, Glenn Frey)
  6. "Jesse" (Janis Ian)
  7. "If Loving You Makes Me Any Less a Lady" (Red Lane, Dottie West)
  8. "Country Sunshine" (Dottie West, Billy Davis, Dianne Whiles)
  9. "Help Me" (Larry Gatlin)
  10. "It's Been a Long Time Since Atlanta" (Billy Davis, Dianne Whiles)

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1973 Top Country Albums #17
1973 The Billboard 200 #N/A

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1973 "Country Sunshine" Hot Country Singles & Tracks #2
1973 "Country Sunshine" Billboard Hot 100 #49