On the Road (Lee Roy Parnell song)

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"On the Road"
Single by Lee Roy Parnell
from the album On the Road
B-side "Back in My Arms Again"[1]
Released August 9, 1993
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 4:38
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Bob McDill
Producer(s) Scott Hendricks
Lee Roy Parnell singles chronology
"Tender Moment"
(1993)
"On the Road"
(1993)
"I'm Holding My Own"
(1994)

"On the Road" is a song written by Bob McDill, and recorded by American country music artist Lee Roy Parnell. It was released in August 1993 as the lead-off single and title track from his album of the same name. It peaked at number 6 in the United States, and number 12 in Canada.

Content[edit]

The song consists of three vignettes featuring various characters (a neglected young wife, an underachieving teenager whose father has voiced his disappointment in him, and a retired couple whose children have forgotten them and never visit), who all flee their troubled or unfulfilling lives (in a Ford Fairlane, and "hot rod Chevy" and an Airstream trailer, respectively) and find adventure on the road.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Michael Oblowitz.

Chart positions[edit]

"On the Road" debuted at number 67 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 21, 1993.

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 12
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 315. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 4, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Lee Roy Parnell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lee Roy Parnell.