Patty Loveless is the self-titled debut album from country music artist Patty Loveless. It was released in 1986. Among its tracks were Billboard Top Country Singles minor hits, "Lonely Days, Lonely Nights," "I Did," "After All," and "Wicked Ways." The album peaked at #35 on the Top Country Albums charts in 1986.
"Lonely Days, Lonely Nights", was the first single from the album, recorded at MCA/Nashville in the fall of 1985. It was one of a five-song singles record contract she had at the time with the label, prior to her receiving an album contract.
This was the first song that Porter Wagonner listened to when Loveless sang in his office for him in early 1971 when she first went to Nashville. She wrote the song and dedicated it to her father. He would love to listen to his daughter sing it for him.
Included as that song's B-side was "Country, I'm Coming Home To You", written by a Loveless in 1974 at age 17. The song was one of her favorites, and when she returned to Nashville in 1985, she recorded this as the "B" side on her first single. It was never included on any of Loveless' albums.
"I Did" was the song played by Loveless' brother, Roger Ramey, to Tony Brown at MCA in 1985. After hearing the recording, Brown signed Loveless to MCA. The song was first released to radio stations on Valentine's Day, 1986 with a special red vinyl version. It garnered a significant amount of airplay. With this, Loveless was signed to a multi-album contract. However, it was withdrawn by MCA as it was believed that it was drawing attention away from other country artists signed to the label at the time; however, it was re-released a month later.