But for the Grace of God

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"But for the Grace of God"
Keith Urban - Grace of God.jpg
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Keith Urban
B-side"I Thought You Knew"[1]
ReleasedNovember 28, 2000
FormatCD single
Length4:33 (album version)
3:40 (radio version)
LabelCapitol Nashville
Songwriter(s)Keith Urban
Charlotte Caffey
Jane Wiedlin
Producer(s)Keith Urban
Matt Rollings
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Your Everything"
"But for the Grace of God"
"Where the Blacktop Ends"

"But for the Grace of God" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. Urban wrote the song along with Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's. It was released in November 2000 as the third single from his self-titled American debut album. The song became Urban's first number one hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the week of February 24, 2001, and maintained that position for one week. This ended a two-and-a-half-year streak in which no artist on the Capitol Records label achieved a Number One single on the country charts.[2]

Single and album version differences[edit]

Both radio edit and album-length versions have been issued. The radio edit excises a musical bridge after the second chorus and has a slightly different ending than the album cut.

Music video[edit]

The music video for this song has aired on CMT and GAC.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2000–2001) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 37
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 16


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 437. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "Singles Minded". Billboard: 81. 22 September 2001.
  3. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  4. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "Best of 2001: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2012.

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