Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)

Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind) is the ninth solo studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. It was released on February 6, 1967, by Decca Records.[1]

Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 6, 1967
RecordedNovember 15, 1965 – November 17, 1966
Studio
GenreCountry
Length28:24
LabelDecca
ProducerOwen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
Country Christmas
(1966)
Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)
(1967)
Singin' Again
(1967)
Singles from Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]

In the issue dated February 18, 1967, Billboard published a review of the album that said, "Top country stylist assembled a winning program of good country tunes, old and new, and delivers them in her own distinct style. Her touching performance of "There Goes My Everything" is contrasted by the rhythm arrangement of "The Devil Gets His Dues" and "I Got Caught". Bound to be a sales giant."[3]

Cashbox also published a review in the February 18 issue which said, "Loretta Lynn has taken the title of her current smash single "Don’t Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)" for her new LP and come up with a package that all of her fans should be eager to hear. Besides the title song, Loretta offers such well known country tunes as "There Goes My Everything", "The Shoe Goes on the Other Foot Tonight", and "I'm Living in Two Worlds". Should be a big one for Loretta here."[4]

AllMusic gave the album a positive review, rating it five stars and calling her choice of cover versions as something that "suits her perfectly", including her cover version of Ernest Tubb's "The Shoe Goes on the Other Foot Tonight".[2]

Commercial performanceEdit

The album peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Albums chart. The album also peaked at No. 80 on the US Billboard Top LP's chart. The album was the first by a female country singer to be certified Gold by the RIAA.

The album's only single, "Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)" was released in October 1966[5] and peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, becoming Lynn's first No. 1 single.

RecordingEdit

Recording for the album took place at Bradley's Barn in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, over four sessions, beginning on July 16, 1966. Three more sessions would follow on October 3, October 5, and November 17. "Saint to a Sinner" was recorded during the November 15, 1965 session for 1966's I Like 'Em Country, at Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville.[6]

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)"October 5, 19662:06
2."I Really Don't Want to Know"
  • Howard Barnes
  • Don Robertson
November 17, 19662:56
3."Tomorrow Never Comes"October 3, 19662:42
4."There Goes My Everything"Dallas FrazierNovember 17, 19662:46
5."The Shoe Goes on the Other Foot Tonight"Billy MizeOctober 3, 19662:30
6."Saint to a Sinner"Betty Sue PerryNovember 15, 19652:27
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."The Devil Gets His Dues"Darrell StatlerJuly 16, 19662:14
2."I Can't Keep Away from You"StatlerOctober 5, 19662:00
3."I'm Living in Two Worlds"Jan CrutchfieldOctober 3, 19662:42
4."Get Whatcha Got and Go"
  • Lynn
  • Ron Williams
  • Leona Williams
November 17, 19662:00
5."Making Plans"
October 3, 19662:00
6."I Got Caught"LynnNovember 17, 19662:01

PersonnelEdit

Adapted from the album liner notes and Decca recording session records.[6]

  • Harold Bradley – electric bass guitar
  • Owen Bradley – producer
  • David Briggs – piano
  • Hal Buksbaum – cover photo
  • Fred Carter Jr. – guitar
  • Floyd Cramer – piano
  • Ray Edenton – acoustic guitar
  • Buddy Harman – drums
  • Junior Huskey – bass
  • The Jordanaires – background vocals
  • Loretta Lynn – lead vocals
  • Grady Martin – guitar, lead electric guitar
  • Johnny Russell – guitar
  • Hal Rugg – steel guitar
  • Joe Zinkan – bass

ChartsEdit

Album

Chart (1967) Peak
position
US Hot Country Albums (Billboard)[7] 1
US Top LP's (Billboard)[8] 80

Singles

Title Year Peak
position
US
Country

[9]
"Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)" 1966 1

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Loretta Lynn – Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)". Discogs.
  2. ^ a b Don't Come Home a Drinkin' at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Billboard - February 18, 1967" (PDF). American Radio History. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Cashbox - February 18, 1967" (PDF). American Radio History. Cashbox. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Billboard - October 29, 1966" (PDF). American Radio History. Billboard. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Loretta's Recording Sess". LORETTA LYNN FAN WEBSITE.
  7. ^ "Loretta Lynn Chart History - Hot Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Loretta Lynn Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Loretta Lynn Chart History - Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Loretta Lynn – Come Home a Drinkin". Recording Industry Association of America.