Singin' Again

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Singin' Again
Loretta Lynn-Singin' Again.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 29, 1967
RecordedDecember 21, 1966–January 4, 1967
StudioBradley's Barn (Mount Juliet)
GenreCountry
Length28:45
LabelDecca
ProducerOwen Bradley
Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn chronology
Mr. and Mrs. Used to Be
(1965)
Singin' Again
(1967)
If We Put Our Heads Together
(1969)
Ernest Tubb chronology
Another Story
(1967)
Singin' Again
(1967)
Ernest Tubb Sings Hank Williams
(1968)
Loretta Lynn chronology
Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)
(1967)
Singin' Again
(1967)
Singin' with Feelin'
(1967)
Singles from Singin' Again
  1. "Sweet Thang"
    Released: January 23, 1967

Singin' Again is the second collaborative studio album by American country music singers Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn. It was released on May 29, 1967, by Decca Records.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[2]

In the issue dated June 17, 1967, Billboard published a review of the album which called the album "A welcome, winning album return for a winning duet, as Loretta Lynn and Ernest Tubb again join forces in a first rate collection, beginning with their hit "Sweet Thang". "Bartender" is a fine collaboration. "We'll Never Change" and "Yearning" are among the 10 other standouts."[3]

Cashbox published a review in the June 10, 1967 issue that said, "Once again Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn have combined their great talents, and the result is a powerhouse package that’s sure to make a speed climb up the charts. Included in the set are "Sweet Thang", "Let’s Stop Right Where We Are", "I’m Bitin' My Fingernails and Thinkin' of You", "Yearning", and eight others. Stock as much as you can get of this one."[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot Country Albums chart.

The album's only single, "Sweet Thang", was released in January 1967[5] and peaked at No. 45 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

Recording[edit]

Recording sessions for the album took place at Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, on December 21 and 27, 1966. One additional recording session was held on January 4, 1967.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Sweet Thang"Nat StuckeyDecember 21, 19662:32
2."We'll Never Change"John Earl CliftJanuary 4, 19672:06
3."Let's Stop Right Where We Are"Loretta LynnDecember 21, 19662:36
4."Love Is No Excuse"Justin TubbDecember 27, 19662:50
5."I'm Not Leavin' You (It's All in Your Mind)"
January 4, 19672:56
6."Beautiful Unhappy Home"December 21, 19662:15
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."One to Ten"Mildred BurkDecember 27, 19662:09
2."Bartender"
  • Lynn
  • Maggie Vaughn
January 4, 19671:56
3."I'm Bitin' My Fingernails and Thinking of You"
December 27, 19662:17
4."Yearning"
December 21, 19662:57
5."Beautiful Friendship"
  • Jack Rhodes
  • Faye Keys
  • Larry Grounds
January 4, 19672:01
6."Thin Grey Line"Betty Sue PerryDecember 27, 19662:10

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the album liner notes and Decca recording session records.[6]

  • Owen Bradley – producer
  • Steve Chapman – guitar
  • Buddy Charleton – steel guitar
  • Jack Drake – bass
  • Jack Greene – drums
  • Kelso Herston – bass
  • Loretta Lynn – lead vocals
  • Hargus Robbins – piano
  • Cal Smith – guitar
  • Ernest Tubb – lead vocals
  • Pete Wade – guitar
  • Teddy Wilburn – liner notes

Charts[edit]

Album

Chart (1967) Peak
position
US Hot Country Albums (Billboard)[7] 2

Singles

Title Year Peak
position
US
Country

[8]
"Sweet Thang" 1967 45

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ernest Tubb And Loretta Lynn – Singin' Again". Discogs.
  2. ^ Singin' Again at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Billboard - June 17, 1967" (PDF). American Radio History. Billboard. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Cashbox - June 10, 1967" (PDF). American Radio History. Cashbox. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Billboard - February 4, 1967" (PDF). American Radio History. Billboard. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Loretta's Recording Sess". LORETTA LYNN FAN WEBSITE.
  7. ^ "Loretta Lynn Chart History - Hot Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Loretta Lynn Chart History - Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 8 July 2018.