Bless Your Heart

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"Bless Your Heart"
Single by Freddie Hart
from the album Bless Your Heart
B-side Conscience Makes Coward (Of Us All)
Released June 1972 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded April 11, 1972
Genre Country
Length 1:56
Label Capitol 3353
Writer(s) Freddie Hart, Jack Lebsock
Producer(s) Earl Ball
Freddie Hart singles chronology
"My Hang-Up Is You"
(1972)
"Bless Your Heart"
(1972)
"Got the All-Overs For You"
(1972)

"Bless Your Heart" is a song made famous by country music singer Freddie Hart. Originally released in 1972, the song became his third No. 1 song that summer and was the title track to Hart's 1972 album.

Country music writer Tom Roland wrote that the homonymy of Hart's last name ("Hart" and "heart") and the use of a common phrase ("bless your heart") in the lyrics provided the basis for the song,[1] which is about a man who - despite his failings and feelings of unworthiness - expresses deep gratitude that his wife still loves him. As the song grew in popularity, wrote Roland, Hart's fans "began saying it more and more in conjunction with (Hart) on stage."[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2)), p. 62-63

See also[edit]

Preceded by
"It's Gonna Take a Little Bit Longer"
by Charley Pride
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

August 12-August 19, 1972
Succeeded by
"If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry"
by Jerry Wallace