Big Dreams in a Small Town (song)

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"Big Dreams in a Small Town"
Single by Restless Heart
from the album Big Dreams in a Small Town
B-side "The Ride of Your Life"[1]
Released February 1989
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:33
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Van Stephenson
Dave Robbins
Tim DuBois
Producer(s) Tim DuBois
Scott Hendricks
Restless Heart
Restless Heart singles chronology
"A Tender Lie"
"Big Dreams in a Small Town"
"Say What's in Your Heart"

"Big Dreams in a Small Town" is a song recorded by American country music group Restless Heart. It was released in February 1989 as the third single and title track from the album Big Dreams in a Small Town. The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] It was written by Van Stephenson, Dave Robbins, and Tim DuBois.


The song is an up-tempo in which the narrator talks about wanting to leave the small town life with his significant other when he is young. Eventually he decides to stay in the small town for the rest of his life.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Bill Balsey and premiered in early 1989.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 5
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 63


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 348. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6358." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 29, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Restless Heart Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Restless Heart.
  4. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.