Diamond liked this song, but he wanted the more personal "Shilo
" released as the single. Bert Berns of Bang Records felt "Kentucky Woman" was the hit, and released it against Diamond's wishes. This caused a rift which led to Diamond's departure from the label a year later. Bang Records lost their young star, but capitalized on Diamonds success over the next few years by continuously repackaging and releasing the songs he recorded with them. They eventually did release "Shilo" in 1970, and it went to #24.