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
"Cry"
(1972)
"Listen to a Country Song"
(1972)
"Fool Me"
(1972)

"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
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 4
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 7
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

References[edit]

  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