War Is Hell (On the Homefront Too)

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"War Is Hell (On the Homefront Too)"
Single by T. G. Sheppard
from the album Perfect Stranger
B-side "In Another Minute"
Released July 1982
Genre Country
Length 3:25
Label Warner Bros./Curb
Writer(s) Curly Putman
Bucky Jones
Dan Wilson
Producer(s) Buddy Killen
T. G. Sheppard singles chronology
"War Is Hell (On the Homefront Too)"
"Faking Love"

"War Is Hell (On the Homefront Too)" is the title of a song written by Curly Putman, Bucky Jones and Dan Wilson, and recorded by American country music artist T.G. Sheppard. It was released in July 1982 as the first single from the album Perfect Stranger. The song became Sheppard's 11th No. 1 song on the Hot Country Singles chart in the fall of 1982. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of thirteen weeks on the country chart.[1]


The story about a teen-aged boy's sexual initiation by a married woman whose husband was stationed on the front lines in World War II.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 5


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 313. 
Preceded by
by Ricky Skaggs
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

November 20, 1982
Succeeded by
"It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy"
by Janie Fricke