Woman in the Moon (album)

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Woman in the Moon
Studio album by Chely Wright
Released August 9, 1994
Genre Country
Length 32:01
Label Polydor Records
Producer Barry Beckett
Harold Shedd
Chely Wright chronology
Woman in the Moon
Right in the Middle of It
Singles from Woman in the Moon
  1. "He's a Good Ole Boy"
    Released: July 1994
  2. "Till I Was Loved By You"
    Released: October 1994
  3. "Sea of Cowboy Hats"
    Released: January 1995

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)",[1] which was a Top 10 hit for Connie Smith in 1966.[2] 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[3] and #55 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart shortly afterward.[4] The second single "Till I Was Loved By You" was released in October 1994, peaking #48 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart[3] and #66 on the RPM Country Tracks chart.[4] 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[3] and #74 on the Canadian country chart that year.[4] 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.

Critical reception[edit]

Brett Milano of New Country rated the album 3 12 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.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
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


Sales chart positions[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions
US Country
CAN Country
1994 "He's a Good Ole Boy" 58 55
"Till I Was Loved By You" 48 66
1995 "Sea of Cowboy Hats" 56 74


  1. ^ "Woman in the Moon > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Campbell, Al. "Connie Smith: Super Hits > Overview". Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Woman in the Moon charts > singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Search results for "Chely Wright" under "country singles"". RPM. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Milano, Brett (September 1994). "Reviews: Woman in the Moon". New Country: 57.