Diamond in the Rough (album)

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Diamond in the Rough
Jessi Colter-Diamond in the Rough.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1976
ProducerKen Mansfield
Waylon Jennings
Jessi Colter chronology
Wanted! The Outlaws
Diamond in the Rough
Singles from Diamond in the Rough
  1. "I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name"
    Released: August 30, 1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Diamond in the Rough is the fourth studio album released by American country artist Jessi Colter. It was the second album issued by Colter in 1976; the previous was Jessi, released earlier in the year. Diamond in the Rough was issued under Capitol Records and was produced by Ken Mansfield.


Diamond in the Rough was issued as Colter's second studio album in 1976, containing ten new tracks, which included a cover of The Beatles's "Hey Jude".[2] The album only spawned one single released in 1977, titled "I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name", which peaked at #29 on the Hot Country Songs chart. The song's B-side, "You Hung the Moon (Didn't You Waylon)", was also released as a single, however it failed to chart. Diamond in the Rough peaked at #4 on the Top Country Albums chart (Colter's third album in a row to do so), while also reaching #79 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[3] The album was co-produced by Colter's husband, country music artist Waylon Jennings, who also produced her previous two albums.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Jessi Colter; except where indicated

  1. "Diamond in the Rough" (Donnie Fritts, Spooner Oldham)
  2. "Get Back" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
  3. "Would You Leave Now"
  4. "Hey Jude" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
  5. "Oh Will (Who Made it Rain Last Night)"
  6. "I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name" (Lee Emerson)
  7. "Ain't No Way" (Tere Mansfield)
  8. "You Hung the Moon (Didn't You Waylon)"
  9. "Woman's Heart is a Handy Place to Be" (Cort Casady, Marshall Chapman)
  10. "Oh Will"


Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America), RPM (Canada)

Year Chart Position
1976 Country Albums 4
Pop Albums 79
Canadian Albums 64

Singles - Billboard (United States), RPM (Canada)

Year Single Chart Position
1976 "I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name" Country Singles 29
Canadian Country Singles 48


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Diamond in the Rough > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  3. ^ "Diamond in the Rough > Charts & Awards". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-12.