Picture (song)

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"Picture"
Single by Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow or Allison Moorer
from the album Cocky
Released November 12, 2002
Recorded 2001
Genre Country rock
Length 4:58 (Sheryl Crow album version)
5:07 (Allison Moorer album version)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow
Producer(s) Kid Rock
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Kid Rock singles chronology
"Lonely Road of Faith"
(2002)
"Picture"
(2002)
"Feel Like Makin' Love"
(2003)
Sheryl Crow singles chronology
"C'mon C'mon"
(2002)
"Picture"
(2002)
"The First Cut Is the Deepest"
(2003)
Allison Moorer singles chronology
"Think It Over"
(2001)
"Picture"
(2002)
"Tumbling Down"
(2002)
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"Picture" is a song by American singer Kid Rock, co-written and originally recorded with Sheryl Crow. The song is taken from Kid Rock's album Cocky. It was released as a single by Kid Rock featuring Allison Moorer on November 12, 2002. It was the first song for the artists to be nominated for Vocal Event of The Year at the 2003 Country Music Association awards.

Song information[edit]

Kid Rock's label, Atlantic Records, was unable to obtain permission from Crow's label, A&M Records, to release the original version as a single. Therefore Atlantic Records decided to rework the song with country singer Allison Moorer (coincidentally signed to A&M's sister label Universal South Records) instead.[1] Moorer re-recorded Crow’s vocals for the commercial release. The CD single featuring Moorer was released commercially in the US as a single on 12 November 2002.

Even though Atlantic Records was unable to obtain rights to release Crow's version as a single, mainstream, rock/alternative, and some country radio stations disregarded this and played the original version featuring Crow, while other country music radio stations played the radio edit featuring Allison Moorer instead. Because of this, Billboard credited the song on the charts as Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow or Allison Moorer.

Since the release of the single, Kid Rock has performed live versions with country singers Kellie Pickler, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Jessie James, Sheryl Crow, Gretchen Wilson, LeAnn Rimes, and Allison Moorer. The version with Gretchen Wilson was released on Kid Rock's 2006 Live Trucker album.

Chart performance[edit]

Being the third Kid Rock single that entered Billboard's Hot 100 chart, "Picture" remains his highest-charting single in the United States, peaking at number 4 in April, 2003. The song also charted on the Hot Country Songs, peaking at number 21. Until 2008's "All Summer Long", it also marked his only Top 40 country hit. The song is also Sheryl Crow's second-most successful single in the United States, after her 1994 hit "All I Wanna Do" which reached number 2.

On the Hot Country Songs chart, the song was credited only to Kid Rock and Crow for 22 weeks. By then, the single had reached #33 on the charts.[2] The following week, however, the song began to be credited to Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow or Allison Moorer.[3] The song spent a total of 33 weeks on the country chart, reaching #21 in 2003.[4]

Music video[edit]

Even though Crow's label did not release licensing permissions for the original version, Crow was featured in the music video singing instead of Moorer. The video takes place in a studio showing the two singers recording the song.

Track listing[edit]

US CD Single[5]

  1. Picture [Radio Edit]
  2. Picture [Single Edit]
  3. Picture [Single Version]

Cover[edit]

Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold covered the song with Joanna Newsom in 2010 when the former opened for the latter.

Chart[edit]

Chart (2002-2003) Peak
position
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[6] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 4
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[8] 17
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 21

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