Anywhere but Here (song)

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"Anywhere but Here"
Single by Sammy Kershaw
from the album Don't Go Near the Water
B-side "Real Old-Fashioned Broken Heart"
Released September 28, 1992
Format 7" single, CD single
Genre Country
Length 2:29
Label Mercury 864316-7
Writer(s) Buddy Cannon, Bob DiPiero, John Scott Sherrill
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon, Norro Wilson
Sammy Kershaw singles chronology
"Yard Sale"
"Anywhere but Here"
"She Don't Know She's Beautiful"

"Anywhere but Here" is the title of the fourth single released by American country music artist Sammy Kershaw. It was co-written by Bob DiPiero and John Scott Sherrill with Buddy Cannon, who also produced it. It was released in September 1992 as the final single from his debut album, Don't Go Near the Water. It peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and #17 on the Canadian RPM country singles chart.


The narrator is getting a bus ticket to leave town after he found his lover fooling around. He doesn't care where the bus takes him as long as it's "anywhere but here".

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Kershaw "adds a bit of George Jones flair on this particular number."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Matthews/Smith and premiered in late 1992. It features Sammy and his band on tour stopping at a truck stop, when Sammy gets out of the bus, he bumps into NASCAR driver Mark Martin and his pit crew. After his band leaves the truck stop without him, he asks Mark to drive him to where he and his band are performing live.

Chart performance[edit]

"Anywhere but Here" debuted at number 73 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of October 3, 1992.

Chart (1992-1993) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 17
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 10