But for the Grace of God

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"But for the Grace of God"
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Keith Urban
B-side "I Thought You Knew"[1]
Released November 28, 2000
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:30 (album version)
3:40 (radio version)
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Keith Urban, Charlotte Caffey, Jane Wiedlin
Producer(s) Keith Urban, Matt Rollings
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Your Everything"
(2000)
"But for the Grace of God"
(2000)
"Where the Blacktop Ends"
(2001)

"But for the Grace of God" is a song co-written and recorded by country music singer Keith Urban. The song was written by Urban, Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin. It was released in November 2000 as the third single from the album Keith Urban. "But for the Grace of God" became Urban's first No. 1 single on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart on February 24, 2001; the song spent one week at No. 1. The song also includes a video, which has aired on CMT and GAC.

The song ended a two-and-a-half-year streak in which no artist on the Capitol Records label achieved a Number One single on the country charts.[2]

Single and album version differences[edit]

Both radio-edit and album-length versions have been issued. The radio edit excises a musical bridge after the second chorus and has a slightly different ending than the album cut.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2000-2001) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 37
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 16
Preceded by
"There Is No Arizona"
by Jamie O'Neal
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

February 24, 2001
Succeeded by
"You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This"
by Toby Keith

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 437. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Singles Minded". Billboard: 81. 22 September 2001. 
  3. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Keith Urban. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  4. ^ "Keith Urban Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Keith Urban. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "Best of 2001: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 

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