Tell Me Why (Wynonna Judd album)

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Tell Me Why
Tell Me Why (Wynona Judd album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Wynonna
Released May 11, 1993
Genre Country
Label Curb / MCA
Producer Tony Brown
Wynonna chronology
Tell Me Why
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly A link
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars link
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention) link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link
Orlando Sentinel favorable link

Tell Me Why is the second studio album by American country music artist Wynonna, released on Curb / MCA Records in 1993. It produced the hit singles "Only Love", "Is It Over Yet", "Rock Bottom", "Girls with Guitars", and the title track, all top ten hits on the Billboard country music charts. "Let's Make a Baby King" also charted at #61 based on unsolicited airplay. The title song also charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tell Me Why" (Karla Bonoff) – 3:48
  2. "Rock Bottom" (Buddy Buie, J. R. Cobb) – 3:07
  3. "Only Love" (Roger Murrah, Marcus Hummon) – 3:33
  4. "Let's Make a Baby King" (Jesse Winchester) – 3:33
  5. "Is It Over Yet" (Billy Kirsch) – 3:48
  6. "Father Sun" (Sheryl Crow, Jay Oliver) – 4:19
  7. "Girls with Guitars" (Mary Chapin Carpenter) – 3:15
  8. "Just Like New" (Jesse Winchester) – 2:51
  9. "I Just Drove By" (Kimmie Rhodes) – 3:58
  10. "That Was Yesterday" (Naomi Judd) – 5:37


Adapted from AllMusic.[1]


  • Producer – Tony Brown
  • Associate Producer – Don Potter
  • Recorded by Chuck Ainlay at Emerald Sound Studio (Nashville, TN).
  • Second Engineers – Robert Charles, Larry Jefferies, Graham Lewis, Nick Sparks and Craig White.
  • Assistant recording on "Tell Me Why" – Jim Champange at Ocean Way Recording (Hollywood, CA).
  • Strings on "Only Love" and "Is It Over Yet" recorded by Bobby Fernandez at Warner Bros. Scoring Stage 1 (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Overdubs recorded by Chuck Ainlay, Russ Martin and Warren Peterson at Emerald Sound Studio, Backstage Studio, Javelina Recording Studio and Ocean Way Nashville (Nashville, TN).
  • Mixed by Chuck Ainlay at Masterfonics (Nashville, TN).
  • Mastered by Chuck Ainlay and Denny Purcell at Georgetown Masters (Nashville, TN).
  • Project Coordinator – Jessie Noble
  • Art Direction – Virginia Team
  • Design – Jerry Joyner
  • Photography – Randee St. Nicholas
  • Hair – Earl Cox/Trumps
  • Make-up – Mary Beth Felts
  • Stylist – Vanessa Ware
  • Management – Ken Stilts Company, Inc.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak position Certifications
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 5 Platinum
Canadian Albums Chart 29 Platinum


  1. ^ "Tell Me Why – Wynonna Judd | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
Preceded by
It's Your Call
by Reba McEntire
Top Country Albums number-one album
May 29 – July 3, 1993
Succeeded by
Pure Country
by George Strait