5 Interesting Facts About The Album ‘Heart Like A Wheel ‘ By Linda Ronstadt

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Heart Like A Wheel was Linda Ronstadt’s fifth studio album which was released in 1974. The last album he recorded under Capital records. Below are the 5 Interesting Facts About The Album ‘Heart Like A Wheel ‘ By Linda Ronstadt:

Linda’s First Top Charter

The first album of Linda to reach the top of the Billboard 200 and spent four weeks at the No. 1 position. With this achievement, many critics have considered the album as her breakthrough.

“A Masterpiece of Writing and Arrangement”

Stephen Holden’s 1975 article for the Rolling Stone called the title track “a masterpiece of writing and arrangement” and commended the album’s extensive collection, production, and song choice.

A Historical Album

Heart Like a Wheel was chosen for conservation in the National Recording Registry in 2013 for existing as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important.”

One of the Greatest Country Music Album

In 2006, CMT listed “Heart Like a Wheel” No. 34 on their 40 greatest albums in country music. The record was listed No. 490 on the September 22, 2020 publication of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Four Nominations

In 1976, the record got Ronstadt four nominations at the Grammy Awards:

  • Best Country Vocal Performance, Female – “I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love with You”
  • Album Of The Year 
  • Best Pop Vocal Performance – Female
  • Producer of the Year – Peter Asher

Listen to the full album below: