Before My Time

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"Before My Time"
Single by John Conlee
from the album Forever
B-side "Forever"
Released August 11, 1979
Genre Country
Length 2:40
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Ben Peters
Producer(s) Bud Logan
John Conlee singles chronology
"Backside of Thirty"
"Before My Time"
"Baby, You're Something"
"Backside of Thirty"
"Before My Time"
"Baby, You're Something"

"Before My Time" is a song written by Ben Peters, and recorded by American country music artist John Conlee. It was released in August 1979 as the first single from the album Forever. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 2
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Preceded by
"I May Never Get to Heaven"
by Conway Twitty
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

October 27, 1979
Succeeded by
"Stolen Moments"
by R. Harlan Smith and Chris Nielsen


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 87. 
  2. ^ "John Conlee – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for John Conlee.