Willow in the Wind

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Willow in the Wind
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Studio album by Kathy Mattea
Released April 4, 1989 (1989-04-04)
Genre Country
Length 34:03
Label Mercury
Producer Allen Reynolds
Kathy Mattea chronology
Untasted Honey
(1987)
Willow in the Wind
(1989)
A Collection of Hits
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Q 3/5 stars [2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars [3]

Willow in the Wind is the fifth studio album by American country music artist Kathy Mattea. It was released in 1989 (see 1989 in country music) on Mercury Records. The album is her highest-peaking entry on the Top Country Albums charts, where it reached number 6. It was also certified gold by the RIAA. Four singles were released from it, and all four reached Top Ten on the Billboard country singles charts. First were the back-to-back number 1 hits "Come from the Heart" and "Burnin' Old Memories", followed by the number 10 "Where've You Been" and number 2 "She Came from Fort Worth". "Where've You Been" was also a minor hit on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts, peaking at number 25 there. This song also earned her the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Come from the Heart" (Susanna Clark, Richard Leigh) – 3:08
  2. "Here's Hopin'" (Bob Regan, Mark D. Sanders) – 2:54
  3. "Burnin' Old Memories" (Larry Boone, Paul Nelson, Gene Nelson) – 2:18
  4. "She Came from Fort Worth" (Pat Alger, Fred Koller) – 3:31
  5. "True North" (Wendy Waldman, Phil Galdston) – 4:20
  6. "Hills of Alabam'" (Mark Fair, Claire Lynch) – 3:12
  7. "Willow in the Wind" (Randy Albright, Lisa Silver, Sanders) – 3:43
  8. "Love Chooses You" (Laurie Lewis) – 4:16
  9. "I'll Take Care of You" (Sanders, Karen Staley) – 2:57
  10. "Where've You Been" (Don Henry, Jon Vezner) – 3:44

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[4]

Musicians[edit]

"Come from the Heart"
"Here's Hopin'"
"Burnin' Old Memories"
  • Bruce Bouton — steel guitar
  • Mike Chapman — bass guitar
  • Ray Flacke — electric guitar
  • Chris Leuzinger — acoustic guitar
  • Milton Sledge — drums
"She Came from Fort Worth"
  • Kathy Chiavola — background vocals
  • Pat Flynn — acoustic guitar
  • Chris Leuzinger — electric guitar
  • Wayland Patton — background vocals
  • Milton Sledge — drums
  • Pete Wasner — piano
  • Bobby Wood — keyboards
  • Bob Wray — bass guitar
"True North"
  • Pat Flynn — acoustic guitar
  • Chris Leuzinger — electric guitar
  • Charlie McCoy — harmonica
  • Jim Photoglo — background vocals
  • Matt Rollings — keyboards
  • Milton Sledge — drums
  • Wendy Waldman — background vocals
  • Bob Wray — bass guitar
"Hills of Alabam'"
  • Bruce Bouton — steel guitar
  • Pat Flynn — acoustic guitar
  • Chris Leuzinger — acoustic guitar
  • Claire Lynch — background vocals
  • Charlie McCoy — harmonica
  • Jim Photoglo — background vocals
  • Milton Sledge — drums
  • Bobby Wood — piano, organ
  • Bob Wray — bass guitar
"Willow in the Wind"
  • Kathy Chiavola — background vocals
  • Jerry DouglasDobro
  • Stuart Duncan — mandolin
  • Ray Flacke — electric guitar
  • Chris Leuzinger — acoustic guitar
  • Wayland Patton — background vocals
  • Milton Sledge — drums
  • Bob Wray — bass guitar
"Love Chooses You"
  • Bruce Bouton — steel guitar
  • Robert Bowlin — acoustic guitar
  • Kathy Chiavola — background vocals
  • Pat Flynn — acoustic rhythm guitar
  • Wayland Patton — background vocals
  • Matt Rollings — piano
  • Milton Sledge — drums
  • Bobby Wood — piano
  • Bob Wray — bass guitar
"I'll Take Care of You"
  • Bruce Bouton — steel guitar
  • Stuart Duncan — fiddle
  • Ray Flacke — electric guitar
  • Mike Leech — bass guitar
  • Chris Leuzinger — acoustic guitar
  • Kathy Mattea — background vocals
  • Tim O'Brien — background vocals
  • Milton Sledge — drums
  • Bobby Wood — keyboards
"Where've You Been"

Technical[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 82
Canadian RPM Country Albums 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. Willow in the Wind at AllMusic
  2. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  3. ^ Rolling Stone list
  4. ^ Willow in the Wind (CD insert). Kathy Mattea. Mercury Records. 1989. 836 950-2.