Almost a Memory Now

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"Almost a Memory Now"
Single by Blackhawk
from the album Strong Enough
B-side "Cast Iron Heart"
Released February 12, 1996
Recorded 1995
Genre Country
Length 3:17
Label Arista Nashville
Songwriter(s) Dale Oliver
Van Stephenson
Dave Robbins
Producer(s) Mark Bright
Blackhawk singles chronology
"Like There Ain't No Yesterday"
"Almost a Memory Now"
"Big Guitar"
"Like There Ain't No Yesterday"
"Almost a Memory Now"
"Big Guitar"

"Almost a Memory Now" is a song written by Van Stephenson, Dave Robbins, and Dale Oliver, recorded by American country music band Blackhawk. It was released in February 1996 as the third single from their album Strong Enough. It peaked at #11 on the United States Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks, and #14 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks.


The song's narrator confirms that his former lover now that she's gone is "almost a memory now."

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it a "stunning ode to lost love." She goes on to call the production "full and rich, buoyed by the trio's outstanding harmonies and accented by the tasty mandolin flourishes that are part of the act's distinctive sound."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jim Shea and premiered in early 1996. It was filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Chart performance[edit]

"Almost a Memory Now" debuted at number 61 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of February 24, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 14
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 11


  1. ^ Billboard, February 17, 1996
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2980." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 27, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Blackhawk – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Blackhawk.

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