Country Girl (Dottie West song)

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"Country Girl"
Single by Dottie West
from the album Country Girl
B-side "That's Where Our Love Must Be"
Released March 1968
Genre Country
Label RCA Victor
Writer(s) Red Lane, Dottie West
Producer(s) Chet Atkins
Dottie West singles chronology
"Childhood Places"
(1967)
"Country Girl"
(1968)
"Reno"
(1968)

"Country Girl" is the title of a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Dottie West. It was released March 1968 as the first single and title track from the album Country Girl. The song peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1] In addition, "Country Girl" became West's first song to chart among the Canadian RPM Country chart, reaching a peak of #5.[2] West wrote the song with Red Lane.

West would be recruited in 1973 to write and sing jingles for Coca Cola commercials after an associate of McCann-Erickson Advertising heard "Country Girl"[3] (see Country Sunshine).

"Country Girl" is identified with West's early career persona: the lyrics of the song's chorus are written on her grave.[4] The lyrics themselves describe her love of the country and the carefree feeling – including such things as blue skies, green meadows, butterflies, home-cooked meals and family – it brings.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 15
CAN RPM Country Songs 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. 
  2. ^ "Search results for "Country Girl"". RPM. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Telegraph-Herald August 18 1976 p.12
  4. ^ "Dottie West Biography, Part II". Dottie West.net. Retrieved 15 October 2012.