Fist City (album)

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Fist City
Loretta Lynn-Fist City.jpg
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released April 29, 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!
(1968)Who Says God Is Dead!1968
Fist City
Here's Loretta Lynn
(1968)Here's Loretta Lynn1968
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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 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]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums 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 Billboard Hot Country Songs 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'.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Fist City" Loretta Lynn January 9, 1968 2:10
2. "Jackson Ain't a Very Big Town" Vic McAlphin March 21, 1968 2:16
3. "You Didn't Like My Lovin'" Joe "Red" Hayes, Loretta Lynn, Teddy Wilburn March 22, 1968 1:52
4. "I've Got Texas in My Heart" Mildred Burk, Rose Burk January 9, 1968 2:14
5. "You Never Were Mine" Jay Lee Webb March 22, 1968 2:09
6. "Somebody's Back in Town" Loretta Lynn, Doyle Wilburn, Teddy Wilburn March 21, 1968 2:34
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "A Satisfied Mind" Joe "Red" Hayes, Jack Rhodes March 21, 1968 2:42
2. "How Long Will It Take?" Warren McPherson March 22, 1968 2:23
3. "I Don't Wanna Play House" Billy Sherrill, Glenn Sutton March 21, 1968 2:32
4. "I'm Shootin' for Tomorrow" Loretta Lynn March 22, 1968 1:55
5. "What Kind of a Girl (Do You Think I Am)" Loretta Lynn, Teddy Wilburn April 20, 1967 2:49

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Peak
1968 Country Albums 1

Singles - Billboard (North America)

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


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Loretta Lynn - Fist City". Discogs. 
  3. ^ "Loretta's Recording Sess". LORETTA LYNN FAN WEBSITE.