Rebecca Lynn Howard (album)

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Rebecca Lynn Howard
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 2, 2000
LabelMCA Nashville
ProducerMark Wright
Rebecca Lynn Howard chronology
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Rebecca Lynn Howard is the debut studio album by American country music artist Rebecca Lynn Howard.[1] Released in 2000, it charted on Billboard's Top Country Albums, peaking at No. 54 on May 9, 2000.[2] It features the singles "When My Dreams Come True", "Out Here in the Water", and "I Don't Paint Myself Into Corners". "Corners" and "Melancholy Blue" were later covered by Trisha Yearwood on her 2001 album Inside Out; Yearwood's rendition of the latter was released as a single in 2001.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Heartsounds" (Marty Dodson, Rebecca Lynn Howard) – 3:19
  2. "I Don't Paint Myself into Corners" (Trey Bruce, R. Howard) – 4:59
  3. "Out Here in the Water" (Robin Lee Bruce, T. Bruce, R. Howard) – 3:26
  4. "Melancholy Blue" (Tom Douglas, Harlan Howard) – 3:38
  5. "You're Real" (Dodson, R. Howard) – 3:46
  6. "Was It as Hard to Be Together" (R. Howard, Carl Jackson) – 3:46
  7. "Move Me" (Dodson, R. Howard) – 2:46
  8. "You're Not a Memory Yet" (R. Howard, Melba Montgomery, Jerry Salley) – 3:22
  9. "Believe It or Not" (Dodson, Ron Harbin, R. Howard) – 3:47
  10. "When My Dreams Come True" (T. Bruce, J.D. Martin) – 3:16
  11. "Jesus, Daddy and You" (Dodson, R. Howard, Kim Williams) – 3:54
  12. "Tennessee in My Windshield" (R. Howard, Williams) – 2:15


Compiled from liner notes.[3]


String section on "Melancholy Blue": Kristin Wilkinson, John Catchings, Donald Christian Teal, David Davidson

String section on "Believe It or Not": The Nashville String Machine


  • David Campbell — string arrangements on "Believe It or Not", conductor
  • Greg Droman — associate producer, engineering, mixing
  • Kristin Wilkinson — string arrangements on "Melancholy Blue"
  • Hank Williams — mastering
  • Mark Wright — production

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 54


  1. ^ "Discography on". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Billboard Top Country Albums". Billboard. 19 May 2000. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  3. ^ Rebecca Lynn Howard (CD booklet). Rebecca Lynn Howard. MCA Nashville. 2000. 088 170 091 2.CS1 maint: others (link)