Fist City (album)

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Fist City
Loretta Lynn-Fist City.jpg
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released April 22, 1968
Recorded Apr. 20, 1967—Mar. 22, 1968
Studio Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, TN
Genre Country
Length 25:36
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
Who Says God Is Dead!
Fist City
Here's Loretta Lynn
Singles from Fist City
  1. "What Kind of a Girl (Do You Think I Am?)"
    Released: August 1967
  2. "Fist City"
    Released: February 1968
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Fist City is the eleventh studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. It was released on April 29, 1968, by Decca Records.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

In the issue dated May 4, 1968, Billboard magazine published a review of the album, saying, "Loretta Lynn couples potent lyrics with intense emotion on this LP. Call it county soul. "You Never Were Mine" is a tear jerker. An excellent LP."[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot Country LP's chart, becoming Lynn's second album to top the chart. The first single, "What Kind of a Girl (Do You Think I Am)" peaked at No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. The second single, "Fist City", about a real-life incident Lynn experienced, peaked at No. 1 on the chart, making it Lynn's second No. 1 hit.


Recording sessions for the album began on January 9, 1968, at Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, TN. Two additional sessions followed on March 21 and March 22, 1968. "What Kind of a Girl (Do You Think I Am)" was recorded during the April 20, 1967 session for 1967's Singin' with Feelin'.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Fist City"Loretta LynnJanuary 9, 19682:10
2."Jackson Ain't a Very Big Town"Vic McAlphinMarch 21, 19682:16
3."You Didn't Like My Lovin'"Joe "Red" Hayes, Loretta Lynn, Teddy WilburnMarch 22, 19681:52
4."I've Got Texas in My Heart"Mildred Burk, Rose BurkJanuary 9, 19682:14
5."You Never Were Mine"Jay Lee WebbMarch 22, 19682:09
6."Somebody's Back in Town"Loretta Lynn, Doyle Wilburn, Teddy WilburnMarch 21, 19682:34
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."A Satisfied Mind"Joe "Red" Hayes, Jack RhodesMarch 21, 19682:42
2."How Long Will It Take?"Warren McPhersonMarch 22, 19682:23
3."I Don't Wanna Play House"Billy Sherrill, Glenn SuttonMarch 21, 19682:32
4."I'm Shootin' for Tomorrow"Loretta LynnMarch 22, 19681:55
5."What Kind of a Girl (Do You Think I Am)"Loretta Lynn, Teddy WilburnApril 20, 19672:49

Chart positions[edit]


Year Chart Peak
1968 US Hot Country LP's (Billboard) 1[5]


Year Single Chart Peak
1967 "What Kind of a Girl (Do You Think I Am)" US Hot Country Singles (Billboard) 5[6]
1968 "Fist City" 1[6]


  1. ^ Fist City at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Loretta Lynn – Fist City". Discogs. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Magazine - May 4, 1968" (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. ^ a b "Loretta Lynn Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 7 July 2018.