Johnny Rodriguez performs “Trying Not To Love You” live On Hee Haw 1981.

Reaching number # 30, on September 19, 1981, remaining a total of 11 weeks on the charts. In the Canadian RPM country songs charts, It reached at number # 39. The song was included in Johnny's seventeenth studio album, After the Rain (Epic 1981)

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Trying Not To Love You:

Lp cover Johnny Rodriguez ( Epic 1981 )
Lp cover Johnny Rodriguez ( Epic 1981 )

“Trying Not to Love You”, a song written by Merle Haggard, was first recorded by Ronnie Reno for the MCA label, on March 4, 1975, and released on July 1975.

Johnny Rodriguez recorded it for the Epic label, in January 1981, at Columbia Recording Studio, 34 Music Sq. East, Nashville, TN. With the production of Billy Sherrill, the song was released in July 1981, entered charts on August 8, 1981, reaching number # 30, on September 19, 1981, remaining a total of 11 weeks on the charts. In the Canadian RPM country songs charts, It reached at number # 39.

The song was included in Johnny’s seventeenth studio album, After the Rain (Epic 1981), the album was released in mid-1981, It failed to enter the charts of the US Top Country Albums.



Alan Jackson also recorded this song for the Merle Haggard tribute album, “Mama’s Hungry Eyes” (Arista Records 1994).

Versions:

Ronnie Reno 1975 (MCA)
Alan Jackson 1994 (Edge)
David Ball 2001 (Dualtone)





Johnny Rodriguez – Trying Not To Love You Lyrics

Trying not to love you failing in every way
With you around I keep loosing ground everyday
Trying to be fair both to me and to you
Trying not to love you is hard to do

I guess it’s no use fighting what everybody knows
Cause to other eyes there’s no disguise for the love that shows
If I’m not being clear baby both to me and to you
Trying not to love you is hard to do

I guess it’s no use fighting what everybody knows
Cause to other eyes there’s no disguise for the love that shows
If I’m not being clear baby both to me and to you
Trying not to love you is hard to do
Trying not to love you is hard to do

Single Johnny Rodriguez ( Epic 1981 )
Single Johnny Rodriguez ( Epic 1981 )

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