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ⓘ Sincerely, Jan Howard




Sincerely, Jan Howard
                                     

ⓘ Sincerely, Jan Howard

Sincerely, Jan Howard is the thirteenth studio album by American country music artist Jan Howard. The album was released in 1975 on GRT Records and was produced by Larry Butler. It was Howards first studio album to be issued outside of a major record label. The album would also spawn three singles, one of which charted on the Billboard country songs list.

                                     

1. Background and content

Sincerely was Howards first album release since departing from Decca Records in 1973. It was recorded in March 1975 at the Jack Clement Studio, located in Nashville, Tennessee. It was Howards first album to be produced by Larry Butler. The album featured part of The Nashville A-Team musicians, whom had previously been featured on her Decca releases. These musicians included Ray Edenton and Hargus "Pig" Robbins.

The album consisted of 10 tracks previously unrecorded by Howard. Among these tracks was a cover of Tanya Tuckers "Would You Lay with Me In a Field of Stone" and the standard "Youll Never Know". The records eighth track, "The Wedding Song", was co-written by Howard herself.

                                     

2. Release

Sincerely was officially released in 1975 via GRT Records. It was issued in a vinyl record format, with five songs on the records first side and five songs on the albums opposite side. Sincerely has since not been reissued since its initial release.

The album would spawn three singles between 1974 and 1975. Its first single was its fourth track, "Seein Is Believin". Released in 1974, the song was the albums only single to chart on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, reaching number 96 in November 1974. Sincerely did not chart among any Billboard lists upon its release.

                                     

3. Personnel

All credits are adapted from the liner notes of Sincerely, Jan Howard.

Musical and technical personnel

  • Jimmy Capps – guitar
  • Kenny Malone – drums
  • Hargus "Pig" Robbins – piano
  • Dave Kirby – guitar
  • Curly Chalker – steel guitar
  • Lloyd Green – steel guitar
  • Jan Howard – lead vocals
  • Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Henry Strzelecki – bass
  • Bob Moore – bass
  • Larry Butler – producer
  • Kenneth Buttrey – drums
  • Ray Edenton – guitar

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