“Just Because I’m a Woman”

Published May 4, 1968 / Last Updated October 4, 2015

On May 4, 1968, Dolly released her second solo album, “Just Because I’m a Woman,” her first on RCA

Her sophomore album showcased Dolly’s depth as a songwriter as she tackled topics still considered statement-makers at the time, including the title cut, “False Eyelashes” and “The Bridge.”

Bob Ferguson, one of RCA Victor’s main producers, produced the album. Ferguson also produced many of Dolly and Porter Wagoner’s duet records.

“Just Because I’m A Woman” served as both a follow-up to Dolly’s freshman album, “Dumb Blond” and became her first solo album on the RCA label. Porter was a major influence on Dolly’s move to RCA. Dolly said,

“He is telling the truth when he says that he made RCA a guarantee to get them to sign me. Porter told them he would pay them every cent they ever lost on me out of his own pocket. He never had to pay a dime.”

“Just Because I’m A Woman” reached No. 22 on the U.S. Top Country Album charts.

Listen to free audio previous from the album, “Just Because I’m A Woman,” via SoundCloud

“Just Because I’m A Woman” reached No. 22 on the U.S. Top Country Album charts.

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