Listen to a Country Song (song)

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"Listen to a Country Song"
Single by Lynn Anderson
from the album Listen to a Country Song
B-side "That's What Loving You Has Meant to Me"
Released May 1972
Genre Country
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Alan Garth
Jim Messina
Producer(s) Glenn Sutton
Lynn Anderson singles chronology
"Listen to a Country Song"
"Fool Me"

"Listen to a Country Song" is a song written by Alan Garth and Jim Messina. It was originally recorded by Loggins and Messina on their 1971 album Sittin' In.

The song was first released as a single by American country music artist Lynn Anderson. Released in May 1972, it was the second single from her album Listen to a Country Song. The song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1] It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2]

Kikki Danielsson covered the song on her 1981 album Just Like a Woman.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 4
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 7
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ "Lynn Anderson singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Singles for August 5, 1972". RPM. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Information at Svensk mediedatabas (accessed 19 April 2011)
Preceded by
"It's Gonna Take a Little Bit Longer"
by Charley Pride
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 5, 1972
Succeeded by
"Loving You Could Never Be Better"
by George Jones