|Single by George Hamilton IV|
|from the album Abilene|
|B-side||"Oh So Many Years"|
John D. Loudermilk
|George Hamilton IV singles chronology|
Abilene is a song written by Bob Gibson, Lester Brown and John D. Loudermilk, and recorded by American country music artist George Hamilton IV. The song reached number one on the U.S. country music chart for four weeks, and peaked at number 15 on the pop music charts. George Hamilton IV performed "Abilene" in the 1963 movie Hootenanny Hoot.
Background and writing
Bob Gibson was inspired to write the song after watching the Randolph Scott movie, "Abilene Town." The setting for the movie was Abilene, Kansas, the railhead town at the end of the Chisholm Trail. Gibson said that the song had often been erroneously thought to be about Abilene, Texas, a town named for the Kansas cowtown that had been established 24 years earlier.
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||15|
|U.S. Billboard Easy Listening||4|
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