play_arrow

keyboard_arrow_right

skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
playlist_play chevron_left
volume_up
chevron_left
  • play_arrow

    LP Country 128k Where Country & Rock Collide

  • play_arrow

    LP Country 320k Where Country & Rock Collide

Country News

36 Years Ago: The Judds' 'Why Not Me' Is Certified Platinum

todayApril 25, 2022

Background
share close

Thirty-six years ago today, on April 25, 1986, the Judds‘ freshman album, Why Not Me, was certified platinum, for sales of one million copies.

Why Not Me, which was released on Oct. 15, 1984, includes three No. 1 singles: the title track, “Girls’ Night Out” and “Love Is Alive.” The record stayed at the top of the charts for three weeks in early 1985, ending George Strait‘s two-week run with Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind.

The Judds Why Not Me album cover

RCA Nashville

loading…

Brent Maher — who produced all five of the Judds’ studio albums and wrote several of their hit singles, including “Why Not Me” — says that, three decades later, he can appreciate “how well the records seem to stand up.”

“People tell me there’s a timeliness to the Judds’ music, superseding any trends,” Maher tells Songwriter Universe. “I’m proud to have worked with Wynonna and Naomi to create music which lives on and on.”

Why Not Me was certified double-platinum in 1992, making it the most successful studio album of the Judds’ career. It earned them an ACM for Song of the Year and helped kick off their six-year reign as the ACM’s Top Vocal Duo of the Year. They also won a CMA, as well as a Grammy Awards trophy, for “Why Not Me.”

Prior to the release of Why Not MeNaomi and Wynonna Judd had released an EP, Wynonna & Naomi. That project gave the mother-and-daughter duo their first No. 1 song, “Mama He’s Crazy.” By the time Why Not Me was certified platinum, the Judds were only a couple of weeks away from earning their sixth consecutive No. 1 single with “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good ‘Ol Days),” from their third album, Rockin’ With the Rhythm. All four of the singles from Rockin’ With the Rhythm landed at the top of the charts as well.

Why Not Me is available for download on iTunes.

LOOK: The Judds Through the Years

Written by: Gayle Thompson

Rate it

Previous post

Country News

Tenille Townes Got an Incredibly Thoughtful Tour Gift From Reba McEntire: 'It Meant So Much'

It's been a busy 2021 for Tenille Townes so far: Not only did she just release her new EP, Masquerades, but she also joined Reba McEntire in February for a string of stops on the Reba: Live in Concert tour.During a recent conversation with the PEOPLE Every Day podcast, Townes described McEntire's influence as unforgettable, both onstage and off. "She just makes everyone feel so loved up there [onstage]," the younger singer recounted. "And she's got this incredible legacy of music […]

todayApril 25, 2022


Similar posts

Country News

Zac Brown Band's John Driskell Hopkins Reveals ALS Diagnosis

by Cindy Watts 12h ago Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with his bandmates in Zac Brown Band, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist John Driskell Hopkins revealed in a social media video that he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, ALS is a progressive nervous system […]

todayMay 21, 2022

Post comments (0)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


0%