Sunshine and Summertime
|"Sunshine and Summertime"|
|Single by Faith Hill|
|from the album Fireflies|
|Recorded||November 11, 2004|
|Label||Warner Bros. Nashville|
|Writer(s)||John Rich, Kylie Sackley, Rodney Clawson|
|Producer(s)||Byron Gallimore, Faith Hill|
|Faith Hill singles chronology|
"Sunshine and Summertime" is a song written by John Rich, Kylie Sackley and Rodney Clawson, and recorded by American country music singer Faith Hill. It was released in 2006 as the fourth single from the album Fireflies that reached the Country Top 10 in 2006, peaking at number 7 on the Hot Country Songs charts.
About the song
"Sunshine and Summertime" was a song that talked about the highlights of the Summer season, including things like, “barefoot ladies and tricked out Mercedes” to “classic colas and ice cold Coronas”.
"Sunshine and Summertime" was one of five singles released from Hill's highly successful return-to-roots 2005 country album, Fireflies. "Sunshine and Summertime" debuted outside the Country Top 40 in mid-2006, following the successof her previous Top 10 Country hit, "The Lucky One". The song peaked inside the Country Top 10 in Summer 2006, at No. 7. The song also charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 70, but failed to chart the Pop 100 unlike her first two singles released from the album, including her No. 1, "Mississippi Girl".
"Sunshine and Summertime" was Hill's last solo Top 10 hit to date, as well as her last major hit from the album.
Compiled from liner notes.
- Greg Barnhill — background vocals
- Bekka Bramlett — background vocals
- Tom Bukovac — electric guitar
- Paul Bushnell — bass guitar
- Dan Dugmore — banjo
- Stuart Duncan — mandolin
- Shannon Forrest — drums, percussion
- Paul Franklin — steel guitar
- Jimmy Nichols — keyboards
- Javier Solis — percussion
- Bryan Sutton — acoustic guitar
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||7|
|US Billboard Hot 100||70|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||44|
- Fireflies (CD booklet). Faith Hill. Nashville, Tennessee: Warner Bros. Records Nashville. 2005. 48794-2.
- Stylus magazine on Faith Hill's Fireflies album
- "Faith Hill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Faith Hill.
- "Faith Hill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Faith Hill.
- "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved July 11, 2012.