I’m Not Lisa – Jesse Colter

THIS DAY IN MUSIC………………………………….on May 24th of 1975 “I’m Not Lisa” brings Jessi Colter her only #1 country single in Billboard. Written and recorded by American country artist Jessi Colter. It was released as a single on January 16, 1975, by Capitol Records. “I’m Not Lisa” would become Colter’s first major hit as a solo artist.”I’m Not Lisa” describes the pain that comes with dating someone who has not gotten over a previous lover. Specifically, the song is about a woman named Julie who laments the fact that her boyfriend keeps mentioning his previous girlfriend, named Lisa. While singing on the recording of the original version of the song, Colter also played the song’s piano accompaniment on the keyboards. The song was produced by Ken Mansfield and Colter’s husband, Waylon Jennings. Both men would also produce Colter’s 1975 album, as well as her further releases for Capitol records. The song was released on Capitol Records on January 16, 1975, making its debut on the country chart February 15, 1975. The song became Colter’s commercial breakthrough as a solo artist, peaking at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It also was a major crossover Pop hit, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and subsequently ranking as the 40th most popular song on Billboard’s Year-End chart for 1975. In addition, the song also reached #16 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, and was released on Colter’s debut Capitol album, I’m Jessi Colter. The song earned Colter a Grammy award nomination in the category of Best Female Country Vocal Performance and a Country Music Association Awards nomination. Of note before Jesse married Waylon Jennings she was previously married to guitar great Duane Eddy.