Long After I'm Gone

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"Long After I'm Gone"
Single by Big Kenny
from the album The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy
Released August 18, 2009
Format Music download, airplay
Recorded 2009
Genre Country
Length 3:32
Label Glotown/Love Everybody/Bigger Picture Music Group
Writer(s) Big Kenny, Marc Beeson, Richard Supa
Producer(s) Big Kenny, Chris Stone
Big Kenny singles chronology
"Long After I'm Gone"
(2009)
"To Find a Heart"
(2010)

"Long After I'm Gone" is the title of a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Big Kenny, one-half of the duo Big & Rich. The song was released to country radio on August 18, 2009 as his debut single as a solo artist, where it debuted at #57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart that week. It is the lead-off single to his second studio album, The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy, which was released on November 10, 2009, via Love Everybody/Bigger Picture. Big Kenny wrote this with Marc Beeson and Richard Supa.

Content[edit]

"Long After I'm Gone" is a mid-tempo where the male narrator looks back on his life, stating a desire to leave behind a legacy of love.

Critical reception[edit]

Juli Thanki of The9513 gave the song a thumbs-up. She said Big Kenny is practicing what he preaches in the lyrics about leaving love as a legacy, and that it's having a positive impact, also saying, "Big & Rich may have legions of adoring fans, but if this is the music representative of what Kenny Alphin can release as a solo artist, then he might just be better off staying away from his bandmate."[1] Bobby Peacock of Roughstock gave a favorable review, saying that the lyrics used "overused platitudes" but that Kenny "injects charisma and passion into every single line. It's very easy to tell that he believes what he's singing[.]"[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video was released in August 2009, directed by Christian Holiday and Big Kenny. This video was shot at Big Kenny's house.

Chart performance[edit]

"Long After I'm Gone" debuted at #57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the chart week of August 18, 2009. It has since become his first solo Top 40 hit peaking at #34 in November 2009.

Chart (2009) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thanki, Juli (2009-07-06). "Big Kenny - "Long After I'm Gone"". The9513. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  2. ^ Bobby Peacock (July 2009). "Big Kenny — "Long After I'm Gone"". Roughstock. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Big Kenny Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Big Kenny. Retrieved January 30, 2011.