Janie Fricke

Nashville (Nashville, TN)

Jun 6, 1985

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  1. 1 Tell Me A Lie 03:48
  2. 2 I'll Need Someone To Hold Me (When I Cry) 01:25
  3. 3 Do Me With Love 01:44
  4. 4 Your Heart's Not In It 03:16
  5. 5 She's Single Again 02:56
  6. 6 Band Introduction 00:38
  7. 7 Without Each Other 03:27
  8. 8 Dancin' With The Angels 03:08
  9. 9 Somebody Else's Fire 03:17
  10. 10 He's A Heartache (Looking For A Place To Happen) 03:29
  11. 11 It Ain't Easy Being Easy 06:33
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Janie Fricke - lead vocals
Terry Baker - drums
Tony Wiggins - bass, vocals
Robert Dohegan - lead guitar
Bill Warren - rhythm guitar, vocals
K.D. Borshae - keyboards
Benny Wilson - harmonica, vocals

Janie Fricke was one of country music's biggest female stars of the 1980s. She had a long run of Top 10 country hits during her association with producer Billy Sherrill and CBS/Sony Nashville's powerful Epic Records. Originally a vocalist for advertising jingles, and later a top session vocalist for various Nashville studios, Fricke was taken under the wing of Sherrill in the late 1970s. He placed her with several established acts he was producing at the time, including Charlie Rich and Johnny Duncan. Her duets with these two male stars reached the Top 20 and provided her with enough momentum to launch her own career.

Her first singles failed to chart in the Top 20, and Sherrill decided she needed to focus on ballads. Once she did that, her career took off with hits such as "I'll Need Someone To Hold Me (When I Cry)," " Do Me With Love," " Your Heart's Not In It," " He's A Heartache (Looking For A Place to Happen)" and " It Ain't Easy Being Easy." All of those songs are performed here at a radio broadcast taken from a show in Nashville for the Silver Eagle Cross Country Radio Concert Series. She also performs a handful of more upbeat songs including "Tell Me A Lie" and the humorous "She's Single Again," which humorously warns married women that the neighborhood vixen is once again single and after their husbands.

Shortly after this performance, Fricke began struggling to maintain her hit-making status, and by 1989, was off Epic Records. She has recorded a few albums for smaller labels since then, but today remains primarily an occasional touring act.