Could've Been Me
|"Could've Been Me"|
|Single by Billy Ray Cyrus|
|from the album Some Gave All|
|B-side||"I'm So Miserable"|
|Released||July 13, 1992|
|Format||Cassette and CD|
|Producer(s)||Joe Scaife, Jim Cotton|
|Billy Ray Cyrus singles chronology|
"Could've Been Me" is a song written by Reed Nielsen and Monty Powell, and performed by American country music artist Billy Ray Cyrus. It was released in July 1992 as the second single from his multi-platinum selling debut album, Some Gave All. The song reached number 2 on the U.S. Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and reached number-one on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. It was the follow-up to the number 1 song, "Achy Breaky Heart".
The song is a moderate up-tempo in which the narrator hears from a friend that his ex-lover had gotten married. He calls and tells her that he finally realized it "could've been [him]" that she married.
The music video was directed by Marc Ball and Kitty Moon, and premiered in mid-1992, that song would be used on a 1992 Austin City Limits Season 17 episode Albert Collins followed by Danny Gatton when the song was played during the closing credits instead of the theme song London Homesick Blues.
"Could've Been Me" debuted at number 65 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 4, 1992.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||1|
|Canada Top Singles (RPM)||72|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||29|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||24|
|US Billboard Hot 100||72|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||2|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||24|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||30|
"I Still Believe in You"
by Vince Gill
|RPM Country Tracks
October 3, 1992
"One Time Around"
by Michelle Wright
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