- Connie in the Country
Connie in the Country Studio album by Connie Smith Released February 1967 Recorded August 22–23, 1966 Genre Country Label RCA Camden Producer Bob Ferguson Connie Smith chronology Downtown Country
Connie in the Country
Connie Smith Sings Bill Anderson
Singles from Connie in the Country
- "Cry, Cry, Cry"
Released: September 1968
Connie in the Country is the seventh studio album recorded by American country artist, Connie Smith. The recording was released in February 1967 as a budget album on RCA Camden Records and was produced by Bob Ferguson.
Connie in the Country contained ten tracks. The album was a showcase of unreleased material Smith has recorded in the RCA studios between August 22 and August 23, 1966. The album included cover versions of Loretta Lynn's "World of Forgotten People," Buck Owens's "Foolin' Around" and "Love's Gonna Live Here," and "I Overlooked an Orchid (While Searching for a Rose)."  The album was issued on a 12-inch vinyl LP record, with five songs on each side of the record. The album did not receive any album reviews or ratings.
The album Connie in the Country was one of several albums of original new product by popular country stars released by RCA on its budget-line RCA Camden (which usually was just a line for repackaging older material) to encourage country fans to start collecting the label's currently popular artists. Smith's other albums on the Camden label are repackaged material from her RCA Victor albums.
The album's only single, "Cry, Cry, Cry" (not to be confused with Johnny Cash's 1955 hit of the same name) became a major hit on Billboard Magazine's Hot Country Songs chart, reaching #20, becoming Smith's first single to peak outside of the country Top 10.
- "Cry, Cry, Cry" – (Shirley Wood)
- "Foolin' Around" – (Harlan Howard, Buck Owens)
- "World of Forgotten People" – (Loretta Lynn)
- "I'm Little But I'm Loud" – (Boudleaux Bryant, Jimmy Dickens)
- "Slowly" – (Tommy Hill, Webb Pierce)
- "I Overlooked an Orchid (While Searching for a Rose)" – (Shirley Lyn, Carl Smith, Carl Story)
- "A-Sleepin' at the Foot of the Bed" – (Luther Patrick, Happy Wilson)
- "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)" – (Lynn)
- "Y'all Come Home" – (Arlie Duff)
- "Love's Gonna Live Here" – (Owens)
- Anita Carter – background vocals
- Dorothy Dillard – background vocals
- Dolores Edgin – background vocals
- Buddy Harman – drums
- Walter Haynes – bass guitar, guitar
- Priscilla Hubbard – background vocals
- Ron Huskey – bass
- Charles Justice – fiddle
- Leonard Miller – drums
- Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
- Louis Nunley – background vocals
- Dean Porter – guitar
- Hargus "Pig" Robbins – piano
- Connie Smith – lead vocals
- Velma Smith – guitar
- William Wright – background vocals
Sales chart positions
Year Song Chart positions US Country 1968 "Cry, Cry, Cry" 20
Studio albumsConnie Smith · Cute 'n' Country · Miss Smith Goes to Nashville · Born to Sing · Downtown Country · Connie in the Country · Connie Smith Sings Bill Anderson · Soul of Country Music · I Love Charley Brown · Sunshine and Rain · Connie's Country · Back in Baby's Arms · I Never Once Stopped Loving You · Where Is My Castle · Just One Time · Ain't We Havin' Us a Good Time · If It Ain't Love and Other Great Dallas Frazier Songs · A Lady Named Smith · That's the Way Love Goes · I Never Knew (What That Song Meant Before) · I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today/I've Got My Baby On My Mind · The Song We Fell in Love To · I Don't Wanna Talk It Over Anymore · Pure Connie Smith · New Horizons · Connie Smith Gospel albums CollaborationsYoung Love · Sunday Morning with Nat Stuckey & Connie Smith · Love Never Fails Live albumsLive in Branson, MO, USA Compilation albumsThe Best of Connie Smith · The Best of Connie Smith, Vol. 2 · My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own · City Lights: Country Favorites · Love Is the Look You're Looking for · Dream Painter · Connie Smith's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 · Connie Smith Now · Joy to the World · The Best of Connie Smith · Greatest Hits on Monument · The Essential Connie Smith · Connie Smith Sings Her Hits See also
- "Cry, Cry, Cry"
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