Tell Me Why (Jann Browne album)

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Tell Me Why
Studio album by Jann Browne
Released February 12, 1990
Genre Country
Label Curb
Producer Steve Fishell
Jann Browne chronology
Tell Me Why
It Only Hurts When I Laugh
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Tell Me Why is the début album by country music artist Jann Browne. Three singles from the album rose to positions on the Billboard Country Singles charts: "You Ain't Down Home" at #19, "Tell Me Why" at #18, and "Louisville" at #75. Also featured on the album is a cover of The Davis Sisters' "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know," a duet with veteran rockabilly artist Wanda Jackson. Emmylou Harris provides backing vocals on "Mexican Wind." The album rose to #46 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tell Me Why" (Gail Davies, Harry Stinson) – 2:54
  2. "Ain't No Train" (Jann Browne, Pat Gallagher) – 3:26
  3. "'Til a Tear Becomes a Rose" (Bill Rice, Sharon Rice) – 3:50
  4. "Louisville" (Browne, Gallagher) – 3:11
  5. "Mexican Wind" (Browne, Gallagher, Roger Stebner) – 3:53
  6. "Losing You" (Paul Kennerley) – 3:20
  7. "You Ain't Down Home" (Jamie O'Hara) – 3:41
  8. "The One You Slip Around With" (Harlan Howard, Fuzzy Owen) – 2:29
  9. "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know" (Cecil Null) – 3:16
  10. "Lovebird" (Steve Spurgin) – 4:13

Cover Version[edit]

In 2002 Dwight Yoakam covered "Louisville" for his box set 'Reprise Please Baby.'

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 46