Loretta Lynn Sings

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Loretta Lynn Sings
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Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released December 16, 1963
Recorded Sep. 8, 1961—Jul. 11, 1963
Studio Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 30:04
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley and Jay Lee Webb
Loretta Lynn chronology
Loretta Lynn Sings
Before I'm Over You
Singles from Loretta Lynn Sings
  1. "I Walked Away from the Wreck"
    Released: October 1961
  2. "Success"
    Released: April 1962
  3. "World of Forgotten People"
    Released: October 1962
  4. "The Other Woman"
    Released: October 1963
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Loretta Lynn Sings is the debut studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. It was released on December 16, 1963, by Decca Records.[2]

The album contained three songs written by Lynn, including "Girl That I Am Now" and "Hundred Proof Heartache". The album also included cover versions of country hits by other artists, including "Lonesome 7-7203" by Hawkshaw Hawkins and "Act Naturally" by Buck Owens.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Two of the album's four singles charted on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, "Success" peaked at No. 6 and "The Other Woman" peaked at No. 13.


Recording of the album took place over four sessions at two studios: September 8, 1961 and February 5, 1962 at Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN; January 9, 1963 and July 11, 1963 at Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date[3] Length
1. "Success" John Mullins September 8, 1961 2:39
2. "The Minute You're Gone" Jimmy Gateley July 11, 1963 2:32
3. "The Other Woman" Betty Sue Perry January 9, 1963 2:28
4. "Alone with You" Roy Drusky, Lester Vanadore July 11, 1963 2:15
5. "Why I'm Walking" Melvin Endsley, Stonewall Jackson July 11, 1963 2:24
6. "The Girl That I Am Now" Loretta Lynn September 8, 1961 2:16
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Act Naturally" Voni Morrison, Johnny Russell July 11, 1963 2:29
2. "World of Forgotten People" Loretta Lynn February 5, 1962 2:01
3. "The Color of the Blues" George Jones, Lawton Williams July 11, 1963 2:56
4. "Hundred Proof Heartache" Loretta Lynn February 5, 1962 2:27
5. "I Walked Away from the Wreck" Cindy Walker September 8, 1961 2:37
6. "Lonesome 7-7203" Justin Tubb July 11, 1963 3:00

Chart performance[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Peak
1964 Country Albums 2

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Peak
1961 "I Walked Away from the Wreck" Country Singles
1962 "Success" 6
1962 "World of Forgotten People"
1963 "The Other Woman" 13