Bless Your Heart
|"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.)|
|Recorded||April 11, 1972|
|Writer(s)||Freddie Hart, Jack Lebsock|
|Freddie Hart singles chronology|
"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, 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."
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||1|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||4|
- 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
- Allmusic — Bless Your Heart
- Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
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