1989 Reba McEntire – Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteenis the sixteenth studio album by American country singer Reba McEntire, released on May 1, 1989 by MCA Records. Four singles from the album entered the Billboard country charts: the number one hits “Cathy’s Clown” (a cover version of The Everly Brothers’ song) and “Walk On”, and the top ten hits “‘Til Love Comes Again” and “Little Girl”.

The album’s title derives from its being McEntire’s sixteenth album, counting compilation and Christmas albums.

The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA, for selling over 1 million copies. The album debuted at #17 on the Country Albums chart for the week of May 27, 1989, and peaked at #1 for the week of June 24, 1989. It stayed at #1 for 13 consecutive weeks. The album sold over 500,000 copies in its first 9 weeks.


1  Cathy’s Clown (Don Everly) 3:01
2  ’til Love Comes Again (Bob Regan; Ed Hill) 3:42
3  It Always Rains On Saturday (Kendal Franceschi; Quentin Powers; Reba McEntire) 4:30
4  Am I The Only One Who Cares (Don Schlitz; Reba McEntire) 3:05
5  Somebody Up There Likes Me (Bill Cooley; Suzi Hoskins-Wills) 3:08
6  You Must Really Love Me (Don Schlitz; Reba McEntire) 3:02
7  Say The Word (Chris Waters; Michael Garvin; Tom Shapiro) 2:50
8  Little Girl (Kendal Franceschi; Quentin Powers) 3:24
9  Walk On (Lonnie Williams; Steve Dean) 3:13
10  A New Love (Dave Loggins) 3:28



BassLeland Sklar
DrumsEddie Bayers
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarBrent Rowan
GuitarMichael Thomas
GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
Steel GuitarDonnie LaValley
Acoustic GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
DobroJerry Douglas
MandolinGlen Duncan
PianoBill Payne
SynthesizerMike Lawler
FiddleGlen Duncan
SaxJoe McGlohon
Background VocalsDave Loggins
Background VocalsJudy Rodman
Background VocalsPatty Loveless
Background VocalsSteve Wariner
Background VocalsSuzi Hoskins-Wills
Background VocalsVince Gill
VocalsReba McEntire

Liner Notes

Producer – Jimmy Bowen, Reba McEntire
Arranged By (Musical Arranger) – Kirk Cappello
Coordinator (Project) – Jessie Noble
Edited By (Digital Editing) – Milan Bogdan
Engineer (Second) – John S. Howell, Marty Williams
Mastered By – Glenn Meadows
Mixed By – John Guess
Recorded By – Bob Bullock
Recorded By (Overdubs) – Tim Kish, Bob Bullock

Art Direction – Simon Levy
Photography By – Jim McGuire

Distributed By – Columbia House
Produced For – Lynwood Productions
Produced For – Reba McEntire Productions
Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Emerald Sound Studios
Mixed At – Emerald Sound Studios
Mastered At – Masterfonics