Heartland (The Judds album)

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Studio album by The Judds
Released February 2, 1987
Genre Country
Length 32:36
Label RCA Records/Curb
Producer Brent Maher
The Judds chronology
Rockin' with the Rhythm
(1985)Rockin' with the Rhythm1985
Greatest Hits
(1988)Greatest Hits1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Heartland is the third studio album released by RCA Records in 1987 by the American country music duo The Judds. It features the singles "Don't Be Cruel" (a cover of the Elvis Presley song), "Turn It Loose", and "I Know Where I'm Going". The album was released in Europe under the title Give a Little Love, as a 15-track compilation. It reached number 1 on England's country album charts in 1987, soon after The Judds toured there.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Don't Be Cruel" (Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley) 2:29
  2. "I'm Falling in Love Tonight" (Craig Bickhardt, Brent Maher, Don Potter) 3:44
  3. "Turn It Loose" (Bickhardt, Maher, Don Schlitz) 3:43
  4. "Old Pictures" (Jerry Gillespie, K.T. Oslin) 3:45
  5. "Cow Cow Boogie" (Benny Carter, Gene de Paul, Don Raye) 3:29
  6. "Maybe Your Baby's Got the Blues" (Graham Lyle, Troy Seals) 3:32
  7. "I Know Where I'm Going" (Bickhardt, Maher, Schlitz) 3:40
  8. "Why Don't You Believe Me" (Maher, Potter, Schlitz) 3:28
  9. "The Sweetest Gift (A Mother's Smile)" (James B. Coats) 3:51
    The following tracks were added to the European version:
  10. "Give a Little Love"
  11. "Had a Dream (For the Heart)"
  12. "John Deere Tractor"
  13. "Isn't He a Strange One"
  14. "Blue Nun Cafe"
  15. "Change of Heart"


The Judds[edit]

Additional Musicians[edit]


  • Produced & Mixed by Brent Maher
  • Engineered by Brent Maher, Joe Funderburk & Jim McKell
  • Mastered by Glenn Meadows

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 52
Canadian RPM Top Albums 40


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Hurst, Jack (1987-03-26). "On the Record". Chicago Tribune. p. 12.