Entertainer of the Year

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Entertainer of the Year
Loretta Lynn-Entertainer of the Year.jpg
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released February 26, 1973
Recorded Aug. 19, 1970—Dec. 12, 1972
Studio Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, TN
Genre Country
Label MCA
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
Here I Am Again
Entertainer of the Year
Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man
Singles from Entertainer of the Year
  1. "Rated "X""
    Released: November 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Entertainer of the Year is the twenty-first studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. It was released on February 26, 1973, by MCA Records.[2][unreliable source] This was Lynn's first album with MCA following Decca's consolidation into the MCA label.

This album was titled after Lynn received the "Entertainer of the Year" award from the Country Music Association the previous year, becoming the first woman to win that award.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 1 on the Billbaord Top Country Albums chart, becoming her fourth album to top the chart. The album's only single release, "Rated X", peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.


Recording sessions for the album took place on August 21 and December 12, 1972, at Bradley's Barn in Mount Juliet, TN. Three songs on the album were recorded during previous sessions. "Hanky Panky Woman" was recorded during the August 19, 1970 session for 1970's Coal Miner's Daughter. "Rated "X"" is the only song ever released of the three songs recorded during the session on August 24, 1971. "Legend in My Mind" was recorded on April 25, 1972, during a session for 1972's Here I Am Again[3][unreliable source]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Rated "X"" Loretta Lynn August 24, 1971 2:37
2. "Till the Pain Outwears the Shame" Wiley J. Smith August 21, 1972 2:40
3. "Ruby, Madge and Mable" Dallas Frazier, A.L. Owens August 21, 1972 2:37
4. "Legend in My Mind" Paul Richey, Theresa Beaty April 25, 1972 2:52
5. "Ain't It Funny" Tracey Lee December 12, 1972 2:43
6. "Yesterday Will Come Again Tonight" Glenn Ray, Jermiah Stone December 12, 1972 2:45
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Hanky Panky Woman" Jim Owen, Lois Johnson August 19, 1970 2:46
2. "I'm All He's Got (But He's Got All of Me)" Wiley J. Smith December 12, 1972 2:27
3. "I'm Paying for My Raising" Doris Hutchins, Harold J. Norrid August 21, 1972 2:00
4. "Possessions" Martha Baker, S. Burnett December 12, 1972 2:29
5. "I Need Someone to Hold Me (When I Cry)" Raymond A. Smith December 12, 1972 2:23

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Peak
1973 Country Albums 1[citation needed]

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Peak
1973 "Rated X" Country Singles 1[citation needed]