Today My World Slipped Away

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"Today My World Slipped Away"
Single by Vern Gosdin
from the album Today My World Slipped Away
B-side "Ain't It Been Love"
Released October 4, 1982
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:14
Label AMI
Writer(s) Mark Wright, Vern Gosdin
Producer(s) Brien Fisher
Vern Gosdin singles chronology
"Your Bedroom Eyes"
(1982)
"Today My World Slipped Away"
(1982)
"Friday Night Feelin'"
(1983)
"Today My World Slipped Away"
Single by George Strait
from the album Carrying Your Love with Me
B-side "Round About Way"
Released August 29, 1997
Genre Country
Length 3:12
Label MCA 72019
Producer(s) Tony Brown
George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"Carrying Your Love with Me"
(1997)
"Today My World Slipped Away"
(1997)
"Round About Way"
(1998)

"Today My World Slipped Away" is a song co-written and first recorded by American country music artist Vern Gosdin. Gosdin's version was released in October 1982 as the fifth single and title track from his album Today My World Slipped Away. Gosdin's version reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. George Strait released a cover of the song in September 1997 as the third single from his album Carrying Your Love with Me. Strait's version reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in November 1997.[1] Gosdin wrote the song with Mark Wright.

Critical reception[edit]

Vern Gosdin version[edit]

Kip Kirby, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Gosdin's "great, resonant voice squeezes every nuance of pain out of this story of separation and loss." He goes on to say that the female harmony is "reminiscent of Gosdin's early vocal pairing with Emmylou Harris."[2]

George Strait version[edit]

Wade Jessen, of Billboard magazine, called the Strait version a "tear-stained reprise."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Vern Gosdin version[edit]

Chart (1982-1983) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 10

George Strait version[edit]

"Today My World Slipped Away" debuted at number 65 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of September 6, 1997.

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 7
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 3

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