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Born on a farm in Indiana, Janie Fricke came up in the music business the old-fashioned, dues-payin way. First came commercial jingles (Red Lobster for the seafood lover in you was hers), then a move to Nashville, where she became an in-demand background vocalist for the likes of Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Lynn Anderson, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, and Eddie Rabbitt. But it was a line she sang (Shut out the light and lead me) in Johnny Duncans hit Stranger that proved to be her breakthrough, leading to her signing a recording contract with Columbia in 1977. But still, chart success was slow in coming, until producer Billy Sherrill, recognizing Janies uncanny ability to wring every possible emotion out of a lyric, recast her as a ballad singer. The result was absolute chart domination, as Janie scored six number one hits (Don't Worry Bout Me Baby, It Aint Easy Bein Easy, Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen, Let's Stop Talkin About It, and Your Hearts Not in It) in the space of two short years (1982-1983), landing two Country Music Association awards for Female Vocalist of the Year in the process. Now, Real Gone Music is proud to present all of Janie Fricke's chart hits in one place. The two-CD set It Aint EasyThe Complete Hits presents 41 songs spanning the years 1977 to 1989, including not just her solo smashes but her chart-topping duets with Charlie Rich (On My Knees), Merle Haggard (A Place to Fall Apart and her later hits under the name Janie Frickie (adopted because she got tired of folks mispronouncing her last name). And, as a special treat, Janie herself penned the liner notes, which are accompanied by previously unseen photos. A long-overdue, comprehensive look at a true country great (who's still out there wowing audiences today)!
Born on a farm in Indiana, Janie Fricke came up in the music business the old-fashioned, dues-payin way. First came commercial jingles (Red Lobster for the seafood lover in you was hers), then a move to Nashville, where she became an in-demand background vocalist for the likes of Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Lynn Anderson, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, and Eddie Rabbitt. But it was a line she sang (Shut out the light and lead me) in Johnny Duncans hit Stranger that proved to be her breakthrough, leading to her signing a recording contract with Columbia in 1977. But still, chart success was slow in coming, until producer Billy Sherrill, recognizing Janies uncanny ability to wring every possible emotion out of a lyric, recast her as a ballad singer. The result was absolute chart domination, as Janie scored six number one hits (Don't Worry Bout Me Baby, It Aint Easy Bein Easy, Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen, Let's Stop Talkin About It, and Your Hearts Not in It) in the space of two short years (1982-1983), landing two Country Music Association awards for Female Vocalist of the Year in the process. Now, Real Gone Music is proud to present all of Janie Fricke's chart hits in one place. The two-CD set It Aint EasyThe Complete Hits presents 41 songs spanning the years 1977 to 1989, including not just her solo smashes but her chart-topping duets with Charlie Rich (On My Knees), Merle Haggard (A Place to Fall Apart and her later hits under the name Janie Frickie (adopted because she got tired of folks mispronouncing her last name). And, as a special treat, Janie herself penned the liner notes, which are accompanied by previously unseen photos. A long-overdue, comprehensive look at a true country great (who's still out there wowing audiences today)!
848064009177
Janie Fricke - It Ain't Easy - The Complete Hits

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Format: CD
Label: RLGM
Rel. Date: 08/09/2019
UPC: 848064009177

It Ain't Easy - The Complete Hits
Artist: Janie Fricke
Format: CD
New: In Stock $19.99
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DISC: 1

1. What're You Doing Tonight
2. Come a Little Bit Closer (Johnny Duncan with Janie Fricke)
3. Stranger
4. Baby It's You
5. Please Help Me, I'm Falling (In Love with You)
6. On My Knees (Charlie Rich with Janie Fricke)
7. Playin' Hard to Get
8. Love Your Troubles Away for Awhile
9. Let's Try Again 1
10. But Love Me 1
11. Pass Me By (If You're Only Passing Through) 1
12. He's Out of My Life (Johnny Duncan ; Janie Fricke) 1
13. Down to My Last Broken Heart 1
14. Pride 1
15. I'll Need Someone to Hold Me (When I Cry) 1
16. Do Me with Love 1
17. Don't Worry 'Bout Me Baby 1
18. It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy 1
19. You Don't Know Love 2
20. Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen) 2
21. Tell Me a Lie 2
22. Let's Stop Talkin' About It 2
23. If the Fall Don't Get You 2
24. Your Heart's Not in It 2
25. A Place to Fall Apart (Merle Haggard with Janie Fricke) 2
26. The First Word in Memory Is Me 2
27. Who Cares 2
28. All I Want to Do in Life 2
29. She's Single Again 3
30. Somebody Else's Fire 3
31. Easy to Please 3
32. Always Have, Always Will (Janie Frickie) 3
33. When a Woman Cries (Janie Frickie) 3
34. Are You Satisfied (Janie Frickie) 3
35. From Time to Time (It Feels Like Love Again) (Larry Gatlin ; Janie Frickie with the Gatlin Brothers) 3
36. Baby You're Gone (Janie Frickie) 3
37. Where Does Love Go (When It's Gone) (Janie Frickie) 3
38. I'll Walk Before I Crawl (Janie Frickie) 3
39. Heart (Janie Frickie) 4
40. Love Is One of Those Words (Janie Frickie) 4
41. Give 'Em My Number (Janie Frickie)

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Born on a farm in Indiana, Janie Fricke came up in the music business the old-fashioned, dues-payin way. First came commercial jingles (Red Lobster for the seafood lover in you was hers), then a move to Nashville, where she became an in-demand background vocalist for the likes of Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Lynn Anderson, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, and Eddie Rabbitt. But it was a line she sang (Shut out the light and lead me) in Johnny Duncans hit Stranger that proved to be her breakthrough, leading to her signing a recording contract with Columbia in 1977. But still, chart success was slow in coming, until producer Billy Sherrill, recognizing Janies uncanny ability to wring every possible emotion out of a lyric, recast her as a ballad singer. The result was absolute chart domination, as Janie scored six number one hits (Don't Worry Bout Me Baby, It Aint Easy Bein Easy, Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen, Let's Stop Talkin About It, and Your Hearts Not in It) in the space of two short years (1982-1983), landing two Country Music Association awards for Female Vocalist of the Year in the process. Now, Real Gone Music is proud to present all of Janie Fricke's chart hits in one place. The two-CD set It Aint EasyThe Complete Hits presents 41 songs spanning the years 1977 to 1989, including not just her solo smashes but her chart-topping duets with Charlie Rich (On My Knees), Merle Haggard (A Place to Fall Apart and her later hits under the name Janie Frickie (adopted because she got tired of folks mispronouncing her last name). And, as a special treat, Janie herself penned the liner notes, which are accompanied by previously unseen photos. A long-overdue, comprehensive look at a true country great (who's still out there wowing audiences today)!
        
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