Jan Howard and I first met in the spring of 1960 when I made my first trip to California. She and her husband, Harlan, invited me out to their home for dinner, and I ended up staying for two days. They moved to Nashville later that year, and in 1966, Jan came to work as the featured female singer on my syndicated television show. We made our first record together that year, and she began touring as a part of my road show. We scored a #1 record together in 1967 with “For Loving You,” and three more that reached the Top Five – “If It’s All The Same To You” (’69); Someday We’ll Be Together (’70); and “Dis-Satisfied” (’71). We released three country albums and a gospel album together and appeared countless times together on the Grand Ole Opry. She left to pursue a solo career in 1972, but our friendship never wavered. She was a big part of my life, my musical journey, and my heart. I’ll be forever grateful for all the good that she brought to my world.
(In answer to your questions, none of our duet albums, unfortunately, were ever released on CD, but our #1 cut of “For Loving You” is currently available on my “Nothin’ But Hits” CD).