Anywhere but Here (song)
|"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|
|Writer(s)||Buddy Cannon, Bob DiPiero, John Scott Sherrill|
|Producer(s)||Buddy Cannon, Norro Wilson|
|Sammy Kershaw singles chronology|
"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".
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.
"Anywhere but Here" debuted at number 73 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of October 3, 1992.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||17|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||10|