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The Heart of the Matter (Kenny Rogers album)

The Heart of the Matter
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Studio album by Kenny Rogers
Released 1985
Recorded 1985
Genre Country
Length 37:50
Label RCA Nashville
Producer George Martin
Kenny Rogers chronology

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The Heart of the Matter is the thirteenth studio album by Kenny Rogers, released by RCA Nashville.

Overview

This album is to date Rogers' final to reach #1 on the country charts, and peaked at #51 on the Billboard 200. It was produced by George Martin.

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Track listing

  1. "I Don't Wanna Have to Worry" (Steve Crossley, Michael Smotherman) (3:40)
  2. "The Heart of the Matter" (Smotherman) (4:36)
  3. "You Made Me Feel Love" (John Goin, Dave Loggins) (3:41)
  4. "Morning Desire" (Loggins) (4:09)
  5. "Don't Look in My Eyes" (Brian Potter, Frank Wildhorn) (3:34)
  6. "The Best of Me" (David Foster, Jeremy Lubbock, Richard Marx) (4:01)
  7. "Tomb of the Unknown Love" (Smotherman) (4:03)
  8. "People in Love" (Mike Dekle, Byron Hill) (3:03)
  9. "I Can't Believe Your Eyes" (Graham Lyle, Troy Seals) (3:02)
  10. "Our Perfect Song" (David Briggs, Linda Thompson-Jenner) (4:01)

Chart performance

Chart (1985) Peak position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 51
Canadian RPM Top Albums 57

Singles

Two singles came from this album. "Morning Desire" reached the top of the country charts, as well as #8 on the adult contemporary chart and #79 on the pop charts. His next single, "Goodbye Marie", came from the Short Stories album (also released after Rogers signed to RCA). The final single from this album followed; "Tomb of the Unknown Love" was a #1 hit in the country charts.

External links

  • [[[:Template:Allmusic]] The Heart of the Matter album page at Allmusic]
Preceded by
Anything Goes
by Gary Morris
Top Country Albums number-one album
December 28, 1985 - February 1, 1986
Succeeded by
Greatest Hits Volume 2
by Hank Williams, Jr.