My Kind of Country (Reba McEntire album)

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My Kind of Country
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 15, 1984
RecordedJuly 1984
StudioThe Mill (Nashville, TN).
ProducerHarold Shedd
Reba McEntire chronology
Just a Little Love
My Kind of Country
The Best of Reba McEntire
Singles from My Kind of Country
  1. "How Blue"
    Released: September 1984
  2. "Somebody Should Leave"
    Released: January 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Consumer GuideB+[2]

My Kind of Country is the eighth studio album by American country music singer Reba McEntire, released October 15, 1984. It was her second studio album for MCA Records. My Kind of Country peaked at No. 13 on Billboard's (North America) Country Music Albums chart. Two tracks from the album rose to No. 1 on the Country Singles chart: "How Blue" and "Somebody Should Leave".

The track "It's Not Over (If I'm Not over You)" was later recorded by the singer Mark Chesnutt on his 1992 album Longnecks & Short Stories, with backing vocals from Alison Krauss and Vince Gill. It reappeared on his 1997 album Thank God for Believers, from which it was released as a single in 1998.

Track listing[edit]

1."How Blue"John Moffat2:42
2."That's What He Said"Rick Carnes, Janis Carnes2:30
3."I Want to Hear It from You"Fred Carter Jr.2:21
4."It's Not Over (If I'm Not Over You)"Larry Kingston, Mark Wright3:10
5."Somebody Should Leave"Harlan Howard, Chick Rains3:34
6."Everything but My Heart"Graham Lyle, Troy Seals3:10
7."Don't You Believe Him"Nat Stuckey2:19
8."Before I Met You"J. William Denny, Joe "Cannonball" Lewis, Chuck Seitz2:29
9."He's Only Everything"Billy Deaton, Faron Young3:19
10."You've Got Me (Right Where You Want Me)"George Richey, Connie Smith2:41



  • Harold Shedd – producer
  • Jim Cotton – first engineer, overdub recording
  • Bob Bullock – second engineer, overdub recording
  • George W. Clinton – second engineer, overdub recording
  • Paul Goldberg – second engineer, overdub recording
  • Tim Kish – second engineer, overdub recording
  • Joe Scaife – second engineer, overdub recording
  • Ron Treat – mixing, overdub recording
  • Glenn Meadows – mastering
  • Simon Levy – art direction, design
  • Alan Messer – photography


  • Recorded at The Music Mill (Nashville, Tennessee).
  • Mixed and Overdubbed at GroundStar Laboratories (Nashville, Tennessee).
  • Mastered at Masterfonics (Nashville, Tennessee).



Year Single Peak positions
US Country[5] CAN Country[6]
1984 "How Blue" 1 6
1985 "Somebody Should Leave" 1 8


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "My Kind of Country - Reba McEntire". AllMusic. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1990). Christgau's Record Guide: The '80s. Pantheon Books. pp. 265. ISBN 9780679730156.
  3. ^ "Reba McEntire Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  4. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1985". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  5. ^ "Reba McEntire - Chart history | Billboard".
  6. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Reba Mc Entire – My Kind of Country". Recording Industry Association of America.
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