Something Inside So Strong

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Something Inside So Strong
Something Inside So Strong.jpg
Studio album by Kenny Rogers
Released 1989[1]
Recorded 1988/1989
Genre Country, country pop
Length 44:52
Label Reprise
Producer Jim Ed Norman, Steve Dorff
Kenny Rogers chronology
Greatest Hits
(1988)Greatest Hits1988
Something Inside So Strong
Christmas in America
(1989)Christmas in America1989

Something Inside So Strong is the twenty-first studio album by country music singer Kenny Rogers. The album includes the singles "When You Put Your Heart in It", "Planet Texas", "The Vows Go Unbroken", "Something Inside So Strong", and "Maybe". Gladys Knight, Anne Murray, Holly Dunn, and Ronald Isley are featured as duet partners.

Jim Ed Norman produced the album, with additional production from Steve Dorff on "If I Ever Fall in Love Again".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Planet Texas" John Andrew Parks III 4:51
2. "(Something Inside) So Strong" Labi Siffre 5:00
3. "If I Knew Then (What I Know Now)" (featuring Gladys Knight) Richard Butler, Robert Byrne 3:54
4. "One Night" Mike Reid, Troy Seals 4:38
5. "There Lies the Difference" Pat Bunch, Steve Dorff 4:23
6. "If I Ever Fall in Love Again" (featuring Anne Murray) Dorff, Gloria Sklerov 3:36
7. "When You Put Your Heart in It" James Patrick Dunne, Austin Roberts 3:41
8. "The Vows Go Unbroken (Always True to You)" Gary Burr, Eric Kaz 3:31
9. "Maybe" (featuring Holly Dunn) Bill Rice, M. Sharon Rice) 3:29
10. "Love the Way You Do" (featuring Ronald Isley) Kye Fleming, Richard Kerr 7:49


  • Mike Brignardello - bass (tracks A5 and B4)
  • Dennis Burnside - keyboards (tracks A2 and B3)
  • Mark Casstevens - guitar (track B3)
  • Alvin Chea - background vocals (track A2)
  • Joe Chemay - background vocals (track B1)
  • Holly Dunn - vocals (track B4)
  • First Church Inspirational Choir - choir
  • Steven Glassmeyer - background vocals (track A5)
  • Steve Gibson - guitar
  • Eugene Golden - background vocals (track A5)
  • Vicki Hampton - background vocals (track A2)
  • Christopher Harris - background vocals (tracks A3, A4, A5, B2, B4, and B5)
  • Mark Heimerman - background vocals (tracks A3, A4, A5, and B5)
  • Jim Horn - saxophone
  • David Hungate - bass (tracks A1 and A4)
  • David Innis - keyboards (tracks A1, A4, B2, and B5)
  • Ronald Isley - background vocals (track B5)
  • Gary Janney - background vocals (tracks A4, A5, B2, B4, and B5)
  • Shane Keister - keyboards (track A4)
  • Randy Kerber - keyboards (track B1)
  • Mark Kibble - background vocals (tracks A1 and A4)
  • Gladys Knight - vocals (track A3)
  • Michael Landau - guitar (track B1)
  • Mike Lawler - keyboards (tracks A3, A4, B2, B3, B4, and B5)
  • Paul Leim - drums
  • Carl Marsh - keyboards (track B2)
  • Claude V. McKnight III - background vocals (tracks A1, A2, and A4)
  • Anne Murray - vocals (track B1)
  • Phil Naish (tracks - keyboards A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, B4, and B5)
  • Jim Ed Norman - piano (track B5)
  • Dean Parks - guitar (track B1)
  • John Andrew Parks III - background vocals (track A1)
  • Michael Rhodes - bass (tracks A2, B1, B2 and B3)
  • Matt Rollings - piano (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B1, B2, B3, and B4)
  • Tony Sciuto - background vocals (track B1)
  • Ricky Skaggs - background vocals (track B3)
  • Edgar Struble - keyboards, background vocals (track A5)
  • Mervyn E. Warren - background vocals (tracks A1 and A2)
  • Willie Weeks - bass (track A3)
  • Sharon White - background vocals (track B3)
  • Terry Williams - background vocals (track B1)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 10
U.S. Billboard 200 141
Canadian RPM Country Albums 13
Canadian RPM Top Albums 92