Suds in the Bucket
|"Suds in the Bucket"|
|Single by Sara Evans|
|from the album Restless|
|Format||Digital download, CD single|
|Writer(s)||Billy Montana, Tammy Wagoner|
|Producer(s)||Sara Evans and Paul Worley|
|Sara Evans singles chronology|
"Suds in the Bucket" is a song written by Billy Montana and Tammy "Jenai" Wagoner, and recorded by American country music singer Sara Evans. It was released in May 2004 as the third single from her album Restless. It became her third number-one single on the US Country charts, and her first since "Born to Fly" in early 2001. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on November 18, 2005.
The song is up-tempo and tells the story of a girl who runs off to Las Vegas one day with her boyfriend, leaving the "suds in the bucket and the clothes hangin' out on the line."
Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that it is "awash in fiddle and steel guitar and has a catchy chorus." She goes on to call the lyric "cute and will remind all parents of the fleeting joys of childhood and how quickly the kids begin building their own lives."
The music video follows the lyrics of the song. It shows a young girl running away from home with a boy to go get married. The song is intercut with scenes of Evans singing in front of laundry drying in the front yard of a home, in a beauty shop, and in a church. The video was directed by Peter Zavadil.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||33|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||8|
"Days Go By"
by Keith Urban
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
October 16, 2004
"I Hate Everything"
by George Strait
- 'Suds In The Bucket' included in Rock Band: Country Track Pack
- Billboard, May 15, 2004, Page 36.
- "Sara Evans Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Sara Evans.
- "Sara Evans Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Sara Evans.
- "Best of 2004: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2004. Retrieved July 11, 2012.