Read My Mind (album)
|Read My Mind|
|Studio album by Reba|
|Released||April 26, 1994|
|Producer||Tony Brown & Reba McEntire|
Read My Mind is the eighteenth studio album by American country singer/actress Reba McEntire, released on April 26, 1994. It was preceded by the first single, "Why Haven't I Heard From You" which peaked at No. 5 on the country chart. The album's second single, "She Thinks His Name Was John", was the first country song to address the topic of AIDS. Due to the subject matter, some radio stations shied away from putting it into heavy rotation. The third single, "Till You Love Me" became McEntire's first song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" the album's fourth single, topped the country singles chart. The album peaked at No. 2 on both the country album chart and the Billboard 200 and is certified 3 times platinum by the RIAA. The album was released at perhaps the peak of McEntire's pop culture effectiveness, with a release of this album (described on an MCA Records billboard as "Another MCA Masterpiece..."), an autobiography, and NBC Television special later in the year.
The album debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 albums for the week of May 14, 1994 and peaked at #2 for the week of May 21, 1994. It ended in the charts at #199 for the week of January 13, 1996.
|1.||"Everything That You Want"||Randy Sharp, Jack Wesley Routh||4:24|
|2.||"Read My Mind"||Keith Thomas, Melissa Coleman, Todd Moore||3:59|
|3.||"I Won't Stand in Line"||Sharp, Steve Diamond||3:57|
|4.||"I Wish That I Could Tell You"||Tony Martin, Van Stephenson, Reese Wilson||3:19|
|5.||"She Thinks His Name Was John"||Sandy Knox, Steve Rosen||4:22|
|6.||"Why Haven't I Heard from You"||Knox, T.W. Hale||3:27|
|7.||"And Still"||Liz Hengber, Tommy Lee James||3:27|
|8.||"The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"||Mark D. Sanders, Kim Williams, Ed Hill||3:50|
|9.||"I Wouldn't Wanna Be You"||Sharp, Jeff Silbar||3:34|
|10.||"Till You Love Me"||Bob DiPiero, Gary Burr||3:50|
- Reba McEntire - lead vocals
- Larry Byrom - acoustic guitar, electric guitar
- Terry Crisp - steel guitar
- Dann Huff - electric guitar
- Joe McGlohon - saxophone
- The Nashville String Machine - strings
- Steve Nathan - Hammond B-3 organ, piano, synthesizer
- Michael Omartian - string arrangements, conductor
- Matt Rollings - piano, Hammond B-3 organ, synthesizer, Wurlitzer
- Leland Sklar - bass guitar
- Carlos Vega - drums
- Biff Watson - acoustic guitar
Melissa Coleman - background vocals
- Linda Davis - background vocals
- Vince Gill - background vocals
- Chris Rodriguez - background vocals
- Lang Scott - background vocals
- Harry Stinson - background vocals
- Mark Heimermann - background vocals
- Christopher Harris - background vocals
- Donna McElroy - background vocals
- Yvonne Hodges - background vocals
- Lisa Bevill - background vocals
- Michael Mellett - background vocals
- Ashley Cleveland - background vocals
- Robert Bailey - background vocals
- Vicki Hampton - background vocals
- Lisa Glasgow - background vocals
- Kim Fleming - background vocals
Certifications and sales
|United States (RIAA)||3× Platinum||3,000,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
- Allmusic review
- "American album certifications – Reba Mc Entire – Read My Mind". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
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by Garth Brooks
|RPM Country Albums number-one album
February 20–26, 1995
by Garth Brooks