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Heartland (The Judds album)

Heartland is the third studio album released by RCA Records in 1987 by the American country music duo The Judds. It features the singles "Don't Be Cruel" (a cover of the Elvis Presley song), "Turn It Loose", and "I Know Where I'm Going". The album was released in Europe under the title Give a Little Love, as a 15-track compilation. It reached number 1 on England's country album charts in 1987, soon after The Judds toured there.[2]

Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 2, 1987
LabelRCA Records/Curb
ProducerBrent Maher
The Judds chronology
Rockin' with the Rhythm
Greatest Hits
Singles from Heartland
  1. "Don't Be Cruel"
    Released: January 1987
  2. "I Know Where I'm Going"
    Released: April 27, 1987
  3. "Maybe Your Baby's Got the Blues"
    Released: August 17, 1987
  4. "Turn It Loose"
    Released: January 9, 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Don't Be Cruel" (Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley) 2:29
  2. "I'm Falling in Love Tonight" (Craig Bickhardt, Brent Maher, Don Potter) 3:44
  3. "Turn It Loose" (Bickhardt, Maher, Don Schlitz) 3:43
  4. "Old Pictures" (Jerry Gillespie, K.T. Oslin) 3:45
  5. "Cow Cow Boogie" (Benny Carter, Gene de Paul, Don Raye) 3:29
  6. "Maybe Your Baby's Got the Blues" (Graham Lyle, Troy Seals) 3:32
  7. "I Know Where I'm Going" (Bickhardt, Maher, Schlitz) 3:40
  8. "Why Don't You Believe Me" (Maher, Potter, Schlitz) 3:28
  9. "The Sweetest Gift (A Mother's Smile)" (James B. Coats) 3:51
    The following tracks were added to the European version:
  10. "Give a Little Love"
  11. "Had a Dream (For the Heart)"
  12. "John Deere Tractor"
  13. "Isn't He a Strange One"
  14. "Blue Nun Cafe"
  15. "Change of Heart"


The JuddsEdit

Additional MusiciansEdit


  • Produced & Mixed by Brent Maher
  • Engineered by Brent Maher, Joe Funderburk & Jim McKell
  • Mastered by Glenn Meadows

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1987) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 52
Canadian RPM Top Albums 40


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Hurst, Jack (1987-03-26). "On the Record". Chicago Tribune. p. 12.