Woman in the Moon (album)
|Woman in the Moon|
|Studio album by Chely Wright|
|Released||August 9, 1994|
|Chely Wright chronology|
|Singles from Woman in the Moon|
Woman in the Moon is the debut studio album by American country artist Chely Wright. The album was released on August 9, 1994 on Polydor Records and was produced by both Barry Beckett and Harold Shedd. The album spawned three singles and was the first of two albums Wright would release under the Polydor label.
Woman in the Moon was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, United States and consisted of ten tracks. Both Barry Beckett and Harold Shedd produced the album. Half of the album's tracks were either written or co-written by Wright including "Till All Her Tears Are Dry", "Go On and Go", and "Sea of Cowboy Hats", which would later be released as a single. The album also included a cover of Bill Anderson's "Nobody But a Fool (Would Love You)", which was a Top 10 hit for Connie Smith in 1966. The seventh track "I Love You Enough to Let You Go" was co-written by country artist Keith Whitley. The album's second track "He's a Good Ole Boy" was composed by country music songwriter Harlan Howard, who had previously written songs for other well-known country artists.
Woman in the Moon spawned three singles between 1994 and 1995. The album's lead single "He's a Good Ole Boy" was released in July 1994, peaking at #58 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and #55 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart shortly afterward. The second single "Till I Was Loved By You" was released in October 1994, peaking #48 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and #66 on the RPM Country Tracks chart. The third single spawned was the track "Sea of Cowboy Hats", which was released in January 1995. The song reached a peak of #56 on the American country chart and #74 on the Canadian country chart that year. Woman in the Moon was officially released on August 9, 1994 on Polydor Records on a compact disc and did not chart on any Billboard album charts.
Brett Milano of New Country rated the album 3 1⁄2 stars out of 5, saying that Wright "clearly loves a lyric with a meaty storyline" and "Wright also has a warmer romantic side, as...'Till I Was Loved by You' demonstrates, but most of these tracks suggest she's not a woman to be messed with." Milano's review also singled out "The Last Supper", noting that the subject of the song is "really planning to poison" her husband.
|1.||"Till I Was Loved By You"||Mark Irwin, Alan Jackson||2:57|
|2.||"He's a Good Ole Boy"||Harlan Howard||2:51|
|3.||"Till All Her Tears Are Dry"||Jim Rushing, Chely Wright||4:19|
|4.||"Go On and Go"||Dale Dodson, Wright||2:15|
|5.||"Woman in the Moon"||J. Fred Knobloch, Gary Scruggs||3:14|
|6.||"Sea of Cowboy Hats"||Dodson, Jimmy Melton, Wright||3:35|
|7.||"I Love You Enough to Let You Go"||Bill Caswell, Gary Nicholson, Keith Whitley||3:14|
|8.||"Nobody But a Fool"||Bill Anderson||3:08|
|9.||"He Don't Do Bars Anymore"||Dodson, Melton, Wright||2:45|
|10.||"The Last Supper"||Dodson, Melton, Wright||3:43|
- Eddie Bayers – drums, percussion
- Barry Beckett – keyboards
- Glen Duncan – fiddle
- Rob Hajacos – fiddle
- Owen Hale – drums
- Terry McMillan – harmonica
- Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
- Don Potter – acoustic guitar
- Brent Rowan – mandolin, electric guitar
- John Wesley Ryles – background vocals
- Harry Stinson – background vocals
- Cindy Richardson Walker – background vocals
- Dennis Wilson – background vocals
- Bob Wray – bass guitar
- Chely Wright – background vocals, lead vocals
- Curtis Young – background vocals
Sales chart positions
|Year||Song||Peak chart positions|
|1994||"He's a Good Ole Boy"||58||55|
|"Till I Was Loved By You"||48||66|
|1995||"Sea of Cowboy Hats"||56||74|
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- Milano, Brett (September 1994). "Reviews: Woman in the Moon". New Country: 57.