For My Broken Heart

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For My Broken Heart
Studio album by Reba
Released October 1, 1991
Genre Country
Length 36:54
Label MCA
Producer Tony Brown
Reba McEntire
Reba chronology
Rumor Has It
For My Broken Heart
It's Your Call
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For My Broken Heart is the eighteenth album, released in 1991 by American country music singer Reba McEntire. It was the first album recorded after an airplane crash which killed most of the members of her touring band. The album is, as McEntire states in the album's notes, "a form of healing for all our broken hearts" and the songs were chosen to that effect.

The album was led off by its title track, which was followed by "Is There Life Out There." "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia", originally a 1972 hit for Vicki Lawrence, was also accompanied by a video when it was released as the album's third single. It became her highest charting album on The Billboard 200 at that time, peaking at #13. It is also one of McEntire's biggest-selling studio albums - selling 4 million copies.

The album debuted at #4 for the week of October 19, 1991. It peaked at #3 for the week of November 2, 1991. It stayed at #3 for 7 consecutive weeks. It stayed in the Top Ten for 20 consecutive weeks.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "For My Broken Heart"   Liz Hengber, Keith Palmer 4:18
2. "Is There Life Out There"   Susan Longacre, Rick Giles 3:52
3. "Bobby"   Reba McEntire, Don Schlitz 4:37
4. "He's in Dallas"   Donny Kees, Richard Ross, Johnny MacRae 3:05
5. "All Dressed Up (With Nowhere to Go)"   Lisa Palas, Biff Fink, Ira Rogers 3:13
6. "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia"   Bobby Russell 4:17
7. "Buying Her Roses"   Joe Doyle, Rick Peoples 2:52
8. "The Greatest Man I Never Knew"   Richard Leigh, Layng Martine, Jr. 3:14
9. "I Wouldn't Go That Far"   Dana McVicker, Bruce Burch, Vip Vipperman 3:26
10. "If I Had Only Known"   Jana Stanfield, Craig Morris 4:00


Background vocals on "For My Broken Heart" and "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia": Vicki Hampton, Yvonne Hodges, Bob Bailey, Kim Fleming

Sales chart positions[edit]



Year Song Chart
US Country CAN Country
1991 "For My Broken Heart" 1 1
1992 "Is There Life Out There" 1 1
"The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia" 12 7
"The Greatest Man I Never Knew" 3 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
Preceded by
Ropin' the Wind by Garth Brooks
Wynonna by Wynonna
RPM Country Albums number-one album
April 25 - May 1, 1992
May 30 - June 5, 1992
Succeeded by
Wynonna by Wynonna
Wynonna by Wynonna


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  6. ^ RPM Archive