I Like 'Em Country

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I Like 'Em Country
Loretta Lynn-I Like 'em Country.jpg
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released March 28, 1966
Recorded Feb. 26, 1964—Jan. 13, 1966
Studio Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 28:21
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
I Like 'Em Country
You Ain't Woman Enough
(1966)You Ain't Woman Enough1966
Singles from I Like 'Em Country
  1. "The Home You're Tearin' Down"
    Released: August 1965
  2. "Dear Uncle Sam"
    Released: January 1966
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

I Like 'Em Country is the sixth studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. It was released on March 28, 1966, by Decca Records. [2]

The album includes covers of other artists' hits, including Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart" and Johnny Cash's "Cry, Cry, Cry."

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, her highest position on the chart since her debut. The first single, "The Home You're Tearin' Down" peaked at No. 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, followed by "Dear Uncle Sam", a self-penned song by Lynn about the Vietnam War, which peaked at No. 4.


Recording for the album began on November 15, 1965 at Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Two additional recording sessions followed on January 6 and January 13, 1966. Three songs on the album were from sessions for previous albums: "Go On and Go" was recorded during the February 26, 1964 session for 1964's Before I'm Over You; "The Home You're Tearin' Down" was recorded during the March 4, 1965 session for 1965's Blue Kentucky Girl; and "Today Has Been a Day" was recorded during the October 15, 1964 session for 1965's Songs from My Heart....[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Two Mules Pull This Wagon" Johnny Russell January 13, 1966 1:58
2. "It's Been So Long Darlin'" Ernest Tubb January 6, 1966 2:26
3. "Sometimes You Just Can't Win" Smokey Stover January 13, 1966 2:30
4. "If Teardrops Were Pennies" Carl Butler January 6, 1966 2:18
5. "Your Cheatin' Heart" Hank Williams January 6, 1966 2:55
6. "Go On and Go" Betty Sue Perry February 26, 1964 2:20
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Cry, Cry, Cry" Johnny Cash January 6, 1966 2:12
2. "The Home You're Tearin' Down" Betty Sue Perry March 4, 1965 2:26
3. "Hurtin' for Certain" Richard D. Steadtler November 15, 1965 2:00
4. "Today Has Been a Day" Jackie Webb October 15, 1964 2:12
5. "Jealous Heart" Jenny Lou Carson January 6, 1966 2:50
6. "Dear Uncle Sam" Loretta Lynn November 15, 1965 2:14

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Peak
1966 Country Albums 2

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Peak
1965 "The Home You're Tearin' Down" Country Singles 10
1966 "Dear Uncle Sam" 4