How Can I Unlove You, song written by Joe South, was recorded by Lynn Anderson for the Columbia label, the song was recorded on April 8, 1971, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN, along with three other songs (JOY TO THE WORLD, I WILL NOT MENTION IT AGAIN and I’M FREE), in the recording session Lynn was accompanied by: Billy Sanford (guitar), Tommy Allsup (guitar), Glenn David Keener (guitar) , Robert Thompson (guitar and banjo), Hal Rugg (steel), Roy M. “Junior” Huskey, Jr. (bass), DJ Fontana (drums), Larry Butler (piano) and The Jordanaires. With the production of Glenn Sutton (Her husband), the single was released on January 22, 1971. On October 16, 1971, reached the number # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for three weeks in a row, on the charts of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, also reached number # 1 on November 6, 1971. It was the third number in Lynn’s career.
The song was included in Lynn’s twelfth studio album, How Can I Unlove You (Columbia 1971), was released in October 1971, reaching number # 2 on the charts of US Top Country Albums. On January 8, 1972, reached number # 2 on the US Top Country Albums charts.
Anderson recorded a version of the Bluegrass song for his 2004 Grammy nominated album, The Bluegrass Sessions.
Joe South, recorded the song three years before Lynn Anderson, for the capitol label, in Positive Record Production, Atlanta, GA, the single was released in April 1968.
Some versions :
Joe South 1968 (Capitol)
Kylie Harris 1997 (BMG New Zealand)
Amber Digby 2013 (Heart of Texas Records)