Heaven Bound (I'm Ready)

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"Heaven Bound (I'm Ready)"
Single by Shenandoah
from the album In the Vicinity of the Heart
B-side "Cabin Fever"[1]
Released 1995
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:09
Label Liberty
Writer(s) Dennis Linde
Producer(s) Don Cook
Shenandoah singles chronology
"Darned If I Don't (Danged If I Do)"
"Heaven Bound (I'm Ready)"
"Always Have, Always Will"

"Heaven Bound (I'm Ready)" is a song written by Dennis Linde and originally recorded by the American country music group The Oak Ridge Boys on their 1991 album Unstoppable.[2] It was released in 1995 by American country music group Shenandoah as the third single from the album In the Vicinity of the Heart. Their version of the song reached number 24 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.


The song is an up-tempo in which the narrator is excited about returning home from work to see his lover.

Critical reception[edit]

Jim Ridley of New Country described the song negatively, saying that it sounded similar to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".[3] An uncredited review in the Indianapolis Star was more favorable, calling the song "a clever merger of spiritual and country".[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 20
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 24


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 378. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/unstoppable-mw0000262708
  3. ^ Ridley, Jim (January 1995). "Album reviews: In the Vicinity of the Heart". New Country 2 (1): 57–58. ISSN 1074-536X. 
  4. ^ "Not much brand new from Brand Nubian". Indianapolis Star. 6 January 1995. 
  5. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 23, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  6. ^ "Shenandoah Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Shenandoah.

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