My Kind of Country (Reba McEntire album)

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My Kind of Country
Studio album by Reba McEntire
Released October 1, 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre Country
Length 25:37
Label MCA
Producer Harold Shedd
Reba McEntire chronology
Just a Little Love
My Kind of Country
The Best of Reba McEntire
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

My Kind of Country is the eighth studio album by American singer Reba McEntire. It was her second album for MCA Records. My Kind of Country peaked at 13 on Billboard's (North America) Country Music Albums chart. Two tracks from the album rose to number 1 on the Country Singles chart: "How Blue" and "Somebody Should Leave".

The track "It's Not Over (If I'm Not over You)" was later recorded by Mark Chesnutt on his 1992 album Longnecks & Short Stories, with backing vocals from Alison Krauss and Vince Gill. It reappeared on his 1997 album Thank God for Believers, from which it was released as a single in 1998.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "How Blue"   John Moffat 2:42
2. "That's What He Said"   Rick Carnes, Janis Carnes 2:30
3. "I Want to Hear It from You"   Fred Carter, Jr. 2:21
4. "It's Not Over (If I'm Not over You)"   Larry Kingston, Mark Wright 3:10
5. "Somebody Should Leave"   Harlan Howard, Chick Rains 3:34
6. "Everything but My Heart"   Graham Lyle, Troy Seals 3:10
7. "Don't You Believe Him"   Nat Stuckey 2:19
8. "Before I Met You"   J. William Denny, Joe "Cannonball" Lewis, Chuck Seitz 2:29
9. "He's Only Everything"   Billy Deaton, Faron Young 3:19
10. "You've Got Me (Right Where You Want Me)"   George Richey, Connie Smith 2:41



  • Harold Shedd: Producer
  • Recorded at Sound Stage Studios, Nashville, TN.
  • Bob Bullock: Overdubs, Second Engineer
  • George W. Clinton: Overdubs, Second Engineer
  • Paul Goldberg: Overdubs, Second Engineer
  • Tim Kish: Overdubs, Second Engineer
  • Joe Scaife: Overdubs, Second Engineer
  • Jim Cotton: Engineer, Overdubs
  • Glenn Meadows: Mixing
  • Ron Treat: Overdubs, Mixing

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1984) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 13


Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1984 "How Blue" 1 6
1985 "Somebody Should Leave" 1 8


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[2] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Reba Mc Entire – My Kind of Country". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  • My Kind of Country (CD). Reba McEntire. MCA Records. 1985. MCAD-31108.