Wynonna (album)

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Studio album by Wynonna Judd
Released March 31, 1992
Recorded 1991
Genre Country
Length 36:47
Label Curb / MCA
Producer Tony Brown
Wynonna Judd chronology
Tell Me Why
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[3]
Q 3/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[5]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

Wynonna is the debut studio album of American country music artist Wynonna Judd. It was released in 1992 (see 1992 in country music) on MCA Records in association with Curb Records as her first solo debut album. Before the release of Wynonna, she recorded alongside her mother, Naomi, as The Judds, a duo which charted more than twenty country singles in the 1980s and early 1990s until hepatitis forced Naomi to retire.

Certified 5× Multi-Platinum in the U.S. for sales of five million copies, Wynonna produced three consecutive Number One hits on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts in "She Is His Only Need", "I Saw the Light", and "No One Else on Earth", as well as a #4 in "My Strongest Weakness". "I Saw the Light" was also the Number One country song of 1992, according to Billboard.

"When I Reach the Place I'm Goin'" was later recorded by Patty Loveless for the 1994 compilation album Red Hot + Country and on her 2005 album Dreamin' My Dreams.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "What It Takes" (Brendan Croker) – 4:17
  2. "She Is His Only Need" (Dave Loggins) – 4:27
  3. "I Saw the Light" (Andrew Gold, Lisa Angelle) – 3:55
  4. "My Strongest Weakness" (Naomi Judd, Mike Reid) – 4:22
  5. "When I Reach the Place I'm Going" (Emory Gordy, Joe Henry) – 2:49
  6. "No One Else on Earth" (Jill Colucci, Stewart Harris, Sam Lorber) – 3:58
  7. "It's Never Easy to Say Goodbye" (Allen Shamblin, Bernie Nelson) – 4:59
  8. "A Little Bit of Love (Goes a Long, Long Way)" (Marty Stuart, Kostas) – 2:59
  9. "All of That Love from Here" (Lynn Langham, Kris Bergsnes, Sharon Rose Higgins) – 3:26
  10. "Live with Jesus" (Paul Kennerley) – 2:18


As listed in liner notes.[6]

Charts and certification[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 4 5× platinum
Canadian Country Albums Chart 1
Canadian Albums Chart 43 2× platinum


Preceded by
Ropin' the Wind by Garth Brooks
Top Country Albums number-one album
April 18 - May 8, 1992
Succeeded by
Ropin' the Wind by Garth Brooks
Preceded by
For My Broken Heart by Reba McEntire
For My Broken Heart by Reba McEntire
RPM Country Albums number-one album
May 2–29, 1992
June 6–19, 1992
Succeeded by
For My Broken Heart by Reba McEntire
Some Gave All by Billy Ray Cyrus