Best of Intentions

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"Best of Intentions"
Single by Travis Tritt
from the album Down the Road I Go
B-side "Southbound Train"[1]
Released June 26, 2000
Format CD Single, Cassingle
Genre Country
Length 4:17
Label Columbia Nashville 12778
Writer(s) Travis Tritt
Producer(s) Billy Joe Walker, Jr.
Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt singles chronology
"Start the Car"
(1999)
"Best of Intentions"
(2000)
"It's a Great Day to Be Alive"
(2001)

"Best of Intentions" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Travis Tritt. It was released in June 2000 as the first single from his album, Down the Road I Go. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and peaked at number 27 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also became Tritt's first Number One single since 1994, and the last Number One hit of his career.

Content[edit]

The song is a ballad in which the narrator talks about his best intentions which never materialized into the life he'd always planned to build for the woman he loves.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably saying that it is a "gorgeous ballad" and that "the song boasts a sweet melody and tender lyric." Price goes on to say that it is a "stirring anthem of devotion that will likely strike a chord with country listeners."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Best of Intentions" was filmed at Tennessee State Penitentiary, where movies such as Marie, Ernest Goes to Jail, Last Dance and The Green Mile were filmed.[3]

Chart positions[edit]

"Best of Intentions" debuted at number 62 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 1, 2000.

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 27

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 40
Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 427–428. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, July 1, 2000
  3. ^ A Prison Break
  4. ^ "Travis Tritt Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Travis Tritt.
  5. ^ "Travis Tritt Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Travis Tritt.
  6. ^ "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Best of 2001: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"The Little Girl"
by John Michael Montgomery
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

November 18, 2000
Succeeded by
"Just Another Day In Paradise"
by Phil Vassar