Whoever's in New England

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Whoever's in New England
Studio album by Reba McEntire
Released February 1986
Genre Country
Length 31:43
Label MCA
Producer Jimmy Bowen
Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire chronology
Have I Got a Deal for You
(1985)Have I Got a Deal for You1985
Whoever's in New England
Reba Nell McEntire
(1986)Reba Nell McEntire1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Whoever's in New England is the 10th studio album of American country music artist Reba McEntire, released in 1986. It is her first #1 album on the Billboard country albums chart, producing two singles that were #1 country hits: "Whoever's in New England", and "Little Rock."

The album's phenomenal success proved to be a turning point in McEntire's career. It was the singer's first platinum record, and solidified her new superstardom when she was named the 'Entertainer of the Year' by the Country Music Association in autumn 1986.

The album also marked another milestone, McEntire made her first music video for the title track.[2] Eventually, McEntire would become known for her 'mini-movie'-styled music videos.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Can't Stop Now" Gary Nicholson, Wendy Waldman 2:52
2. "You Can Take the Wings Off Me" Troy Seals, Eddie Setser 3:36
3. "Whoever's in New England" Kendal Franceschi, Quentin Powers 3:17
4. "I'll Believe It When I Feel It" Chris Waters, Tom Shapiro, Bucky Jones 2:38
5. "I've Seen Better Days" Red Lane, Danny Morrison 3:46
6. "Little Rock" Pat McManus, Bob DiPiero, Gerry House 3:07
7. "If You Only Knew" Diana Rae, Jane Mariash 3:03
8. "One Thin Dime" Jackson Leap, Michael P. Heeney 2:31
9. "Don't Touch Me There" Heeney 3:14
10. "To Make That Same Mistake Again" Roger Murrah, Richard Leigh 2:24




Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1


Year Single Peak positions
US Country[3] CAN Country[4]
1986 "Whoever's in New England" 1 3
"Little Rock" 1 2

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Reba McEntire Biography". Biography.com. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Reba McEntire - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". www.collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Reba Mc Entire – in New England". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
by Hank Williams, Jr.
Top Country Albums number-one album
May 24, 1986
Succeeded by
The Promiseland
by Willie Nelson