Tennessee Homesick Blues

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"Tennessee Homesick Blues"
Single by Dolly Parton
from the album Rhinestone
B-side "Butterflies"
Released June 1984
Recorded 1983
Genre Country
Label RCA
Writer(s) Dolly Parton
Producer(s) Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton singles chronology
"Downtown"
(1984)
"Tennessee Homesick Blues"
(1984)
"God Won't Get You"
(1984)

"Tennessee Homesick Blues" was a song written and recorded by Dolly Parton that was featured in the movie Rhinestone. Released in June 1984 as a single from the film's soundtrack, it topped the U.S. country singles charts on September 8, 1984.[1] A reminiscence of Parton's rural Tennessee upbringing, the song was similar in theme to some of her earlier compositions, including "My Tennessee Mountain Home", though in this case, the song found its protagonist (like the character Parton played in the film) stranded in New York City and reminiscing about rural Tennessee.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 262. 
Preceded by
"Let's Fall to Pieces Together"
by George Strait
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

September 8, 1984
Succeeded by
"You're Gettin' to Me Again"
by Jim Glaser
Preceded by
"Still Losing You"
by Ronnie Milsap
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 8, 1984
Succeeded by
"Let's Fall to Pieces Together"
by George Strait
Preceded by
"Only a Lonely Heart Knows"
by Barbara Mandrell
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 29, 1984
Succeeded by
"Turning Away"
by Crystal Gayle

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