Jann Browne

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Jann Browne
Born (1954-03-14) March 14, 1954 (age 67)
OriginAnderson, Indiana, United States
Years active1989-present
LabelsCurb, Cross 3, Plan B
Associated actsAsleep at the Wheel

Jann Browne (born March 14, 1954 in Anderson, Indiana[1]) is an American country singer. She moved to Southern California in 1978 where she performed in a number of Orange County country bars.[2] From 1981 through 1983, before her solo career, she was a vocalist with the Western swing group Asleep at the Wheel. She has recorded four studio albums, and has charted three singles on the Hot Country Songs charts. Her highest single is the 1990s "Tell Me Why" at No. 18. She was named "Female Entertainer of the Year", and her song "Louisville" was named "Song of the Year", by the California Country Music Association.[3]



Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
Tell Me Why 46
It Only Hurts When I Laugh
  • Release date: April 23, 1991
  • Label: Curb Records
Count Me In
  • Release date: September 12, 1995
  • Label: Cross Three Records
Missed Me by a Mile
  • Release date: October 30, 2001
  • Label: Plan B Records
Buckin' Around
  • Release date: March 6, 2007
  • Label: Plan B Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country[4]
1989 "You Ain't Down Home" 19 Tell Me Why
"Tell Me Why" 18
1990 "Mexican Wind" A
"Louisville" 75
1991 "Better Love Next Time" It Only Hurts When I Laugh
"It Only Hurts When I Laugh"[5]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  • A "Mexican Wind" did not chart on Hot Country Songs, but peaked at No. 2 on Hot Country Radio Breakouts.[6]

Music videos[edit]

Year Video
1990 "Tell Me Why"
"Mexican Wind"
1991 "Better Love Next Time"


  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Jann Browne biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  2. ^ The Encyclopedia of country music - Oxford University Press 1998
  3. ^ Gleason, Holly (January 18, 1989). "Country Singer Jann Browne Gets a Shot at Big Time".
  4. ^ "Jann Browne - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  5. ^ "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. June 29, 1991.
  6. ^ "Hot Country Radio Breakouts" (PDF). Billboard. June 30, 1990.

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