Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)

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Don't Come Home a Drinkin'
(With Lovin' on Your Mind)
Loretta Lynn-Don't Come Home a Drinkin'.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 6, 1967
RecordedNov. 16, 1965 – Nov. 17, 1966
StudioBradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, TN
Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
GenreCountry
Length28:24
LabelDecca
ProducerOwen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
Country Christmas
(1966)
Don't Come Home a Drinkin'
(With Lovin' on Your Mind)

(1967)
Singin' Again
(1967)
Singles from Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)
  1. "Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)"
    Released: October 1966
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]

Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind) is the eighth studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. It was released on February 6, 1967, by Decca Records.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

In the issue dated February 18, 1967, Billboard magazine's review of the album said, "Top country stylists assembled a winning program of good country tunes, old and new, and delivers them in her own distinct style. Her touching performance of "There Goes My Everything" is contrasted by the rhythm arrangement of "The Devil gets His Dues" and "I Got Caught". Bound to be a sales giant."[3]

Allmusic gave Lynn's album a positive review, rating it five stars and calling her choice of selecting cover versions as something that "suits her perfectly", including her cover version of Ernest Tubb's "The Shoe Goes on the Other Foot Tonight".[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Albums chart, and was the first album by a female Country singer to be certified Gold by the RIAA. The album also peaked at No. 80 on the US Billboard Top LP's chart. "Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)" was the only single released from the album and it peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, becoming Lynn's first No. 1 single.

Recording[edit]

Recording for the album took place at Bradley's Barn in Mount Juliet, TN, over four sessions, beginning on July 7, 1966. Three more sessions would follow on October 3, October 5, and November 17, 1966. "Saint to a Sinner" was recorded during the November 15, 1966 session for 1966's I Like 'Em Country, at Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN.[4]

Tracks listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)"Loretta Lynn, Peggy Sue WellsOctober 5, 19662:06
2."I Really Don't Want to Know"Howard Barnes, Don RobertsonNovember 17, 19662:56
3."Tomorrow Never Comes"Johnny Bond, Ernest TubbOctober 3, 19662:42
4."There Goes My Everything"Dallas FrazierNovember 17, 19662:46
5."The Shoe Goes on the Other Foot Tonight"Billy MizeOctober 3, 19662:30
6."Saint to a Sinner"Betty Sue PerryNovember 15, 19652:27
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."The Devil Gets His Dues"Darrell StatlerJuly 16, 19662:14
2."I Can't Keep Away from You"Darrell StatlerOctober 5, 19662:00
3."I'm Living in Two Worlds"Jan CrutchfieldOctober 3, 19662:42
4."Get Whatcha Got and Go"Loretta Lynn, Ron Williams, Leona WilliamsNovember 17, 19662:00
5."Making Plans"Voni Morrison, Johnny RussellOctober 3,19662:00
6."I Got Caught"Loretta LynnNovember 17, 19662:01

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Peak
position
1967 US Hot Country Albums (Billboard) 1[5]
US Top LP's (Billboard) 80[6]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak
position
1967 "Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)" US Hot Country Singles (Billboard) 1[7]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Don't Come Home a Drinkin' at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Loretta Lynn – Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)". Discogs.
  3. ^ "Billboard Magazine - February 18, 1967" (PDF). American Radio History. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Loretta's Recording Sess". LORETTA LYNN FAN WEBSITE.
  5. ^ "Loretta Lynn Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Loretta Lynn Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Loretta Lynn Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Loretta Lynn – Come Home a Drinkin". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.