Tina Turns the Country On!

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Tina Turns the Country On!
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Studio album by Tina Turner
Released August 1974
Recorded June 1974
Genre Rock, folk rock, pop rock, country, soul, gospel, R&B
Length 33:49
Label United Artists
Producer Tom Thacker
Tina Turner chronology
Tina Turns the Country On!
Acid Queen

Tina Turns the Country On! is the debut album by Tina Turner, released in 1974 on the United Artists label in the U.S. The album was recorded while Turner still was a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.

The album sees Turner covering songs previously recorded by Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Olivia Newton-John, James Taylor and Dolly Parton and more. While it garnered her a Grammy Nomination for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female in 1974, it was not a commercial success and did not chart. Her second solo album Acid Queen released the following year saw Turner taking her first steps towards a more rock-oriented repertoire.

Tina Turns the Country On! remains unreleased on CD. The album should not be confused with budget CD compilations such as Tina Turner Sings Country, Soul Deep, Country My Way, Good Hearted Woman, Country In My Soul, Stand By Your Man, Country Classics, You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man, The Country Side of Tina Turner etc. which feature material from the archives of Bolic Sound Studios.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bayou Song" P.J. Morse 3:22
2. "Help Me Make It Through the Night" Kris Kristofferson 2:48
3. "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" Bob Dylan 2:58
4. "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" John Rostill 3:00
5. "He Belongs to Me" Bob Dylan 3:59
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Don't Talk Now" James Taylor 2:58
2. "Long Long Time" Gary White 4:42
3. "I'm Movin' On" Hank Snow 2:37
4. "There'll Always Be Music" Dolly Parton 4:10
5. "The Love That Lights Our Way" Fred Karlin, Marsha Karlin 3:15