Janie Fricke

Sample this concert
  1. 1Tell Me A Lie03:48
  2. 2I'll Need Someone To Hold Me (When I Cry)01:25
  3. 3Do Me With Love01:44
  4. 4Your Heart's Not In It03:16
  5. 5She's Single Again02:56
  6. 6Band Introduction00:38
  7. 7Without Each Other03:27
  8. 8Dancin' With The Angels03:08
  9. 9Somebody Else's Fire03:17
  10. 10He's A Heartache (Looking For A Place To Happen)03:29
  11. 11It Ain't Easy Being Easy06:33
Liner Notes

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.