Meet in the Middle
|"Meet in the Middle"|
|Single by Diamond Rio|
|from the album Diamond Rio|
|B-side||"The Ballad of Conley and Billy"|
|Released||February 11, 1991|
|Format||CD single, 7" single|
|Label||Arista Nashville 2182|
|Writer(s)||Chapin Hartford, Jim Foster, Don Pfrimmer|
|Producer(s)||Monty Powell, Tim DuBois|
|Diamond Rio singles chronology|
"Meet in the Middle" is the title of the debut single recorded by American country music band Diamond Rio. It was released in February 1991 as the first single from the album Diamond Rio. The single reached Number One on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, making Diamond Rio the first country music band in history to have its debut single reach Number One. The song was written by Don Pfrimmer, Chapin Hartford and Jim Foster.
"Meet in the Middle" is a mid-tempo describing two people who learn how to "meet in the middle". In the first verse, they are friends who live far apart, and agree to meet at a tree between their houses. By the second verse, they are married (the ceremony taking place underneath said tree), and upon looking at the tree (now in their front yard), they are reminded to put their differences aside when they disagree.
This was their first music video and it was directed by Eric Straton and premiered in early 1991.
"Meet in the Middle" peaked at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts in mid-1991, making Diamond Rio the first country music band in history to have its debut single reach Number One.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||1|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||46|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||16|
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- "Best of 1991: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
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