Read My Mind (album)

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Read My Mind
Studio album by Reba
Released April 26, 1994
Genre Country
Length 38:10
Label MCA
Producer Tony Brown & Reba McEntire
Reba chronology
Greatest Hits Volume Two (1993) Read My Mind (1994) Oklahoma Girl (1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

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.[2] 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.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
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


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[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[2] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


Preceded by
The Hits
by Garth Brooks
RPM Country Albums number-one album
February 20–26, 1995
Succeeded by
The Hits
by Garth Brooks