The Very Best of Janie / Saddle The Wind - Janie Fricke

The Very Best of Janie / Saddle The Wind
•    Janie Fricke’s vocal tones enhanced the recordings of many country stars, as one of the most sought-after backing singers in Nashville.  It’s said that producer Billy Sherrill signed her up in her own right in 1977 after a group of country radio DJs pleaded with him to reveal the identity of the distinctive tones they’d heard on so many hits!

•    One of the most popular female country singers; from 1977-1989 Janie had charted 38 singles including 9 No.1s. Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year in 1982 and 1983.  Academy of Country Music Awards Top Female Vocalist in 1983.  

•    "The Very Best Of Janie” released in 1985 includes two Grammy-nominated songs ‘Your Heart’s Not In It’ and ‘She’s Single Again’.  The album contains nine Top 10 singles, five of which reached No. 1 in the country charts.  The bonus track on this album was the previously unreleased duet with Merle Haggard ‘Ridin’ High’.

•    "Saddle The Wind” released in 1988 may not be as hit-packed as its companion but is regarded by her fans as one of her finest albums.

•    Annoyed by mis-pronunciations of her name, she changed the spelling to ‘Frickie’ in 1986 but changed it back to the original spelling a few years later.

TRACK LIST

1.    IT AIN’T EASY BEIN’ EASY
2.    HE’S A HEARTACHE (LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HAPPEN)
3.    YOU DON’T KNOW LOVE
4.    LET’S STOP TALKIN’ ABOUT IT
5.    THE FIRST WORD IN MEMORY IS ME
6.    TELL ME A LIE
7.    SHE’S SINGLE AGAIN
8.    YOUR HEART’S NOT IN IT
9.    IF THE FALL DON’T GET YOU
10.    RIDIN’ HIGH (WITH MERLE HAGGARD)
11.    SUGAR MOON
12.    I’LL WALK BEFORE I’LL CRAWL
13.    HEART
14.    I’M NOT THAT GOOD AT GOODBYE
15.    DON’T TOUCH ME
16.    WHERE DOES LOVE GO (WHEN IT’S GONE)
17.    IF I WERE ONLY HER TONIGHT
18.    THE HEALING HANDS OF TIME
19.    CRAZY DREAMS
20.    SADDLE THE WIND

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