Every Day (Rascal Flatts song)

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"Every Day"
Rascal Flatts - Every Day.jpg
Single by Rascal Flatts
from the album Still Feels Good
ReleasedMarch 3, 2008
GenreCountry pop
Length4:15 (Album Version)
3:53 (Single Version)
LabelLyric Street
Songwriter(s)Alissa Moreno
Jeffrey Steele
Producer(s)Dann Huff
Rascal Flatts[1]
Rascal Flatts singles chronology
"Winner at a Losing Game"
"Every Day"
"Bob That Head"
Music video
"Every Day" at CMT.com

"Every Day" is a song written by Jeffrey Steele and Alissa Moreno and recorded by American country music group Rascal Flatts. It was released in March 2008 as the third single from their album Still Feels Good. It became their nineteenth consecutive Top 10 hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The song earned a Grammy nomination for Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals


The song is a mid-tempo ballad set in triple meter and primarily accompanied by piano, in which the narrator addresses someone else, telling of how that person keeps the narrator from making mistakes in life ("every day, you save my life").

Jeffrey Steele, one of the song's co-writers, was inspired to write down the title after meeting singer Sarah Buxton at a restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. Buxton told Steele about her roommate, saying "Every day, she saves my life". Steele then went home thinking about a lyric.[2] Later on, while at a songwriting seminar in Colorado, Steele met songwriter Alissa Moreno, who was playing a melody on the piano. Steele then sang the title that he had written alongside Moreno's melody, they worked on the lyric and melody, and the song was completed.[2] He then sent the song to record producer Dann Huff, who recommended the song to Rascal Flatts. The group then recorded it for their Still Feels Good album, giving Moreno her second outside cut as a songwriter.[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was issued on April 17, 2008. It features actors portraying various dramatic scenes based on "the concept that a single act of kindness… making a difference in the lives of others", according to CMT.[3] The video was created by Deaton Flanigen Productions. The video won the award for Group Video of the Year at the 2009 CMT Music Awards, the band's seventh consecutive and final win in that category.

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 42 on the Hot Country Songs chart dated March 8, 2008, and reaching a peak of number 2 on the chart week of June 14, 2008, behind Brad Paisley's "I'm Still a Guy".

Chart (2008) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 45
US Billboard Pop 100 85
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 65

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 20
Canada Country (Billboard)[8] 18


  1. ^ Still Feels Good (CD booklet). Rascal Flatts. Lyric Street Records. 2007. D000093702.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. ^ a b c Horner, Alanna (2008-07-14). "Story Behind the Song: A True Lifesaver". Country Weekly. 15 (14): 50.
  3. ^ "Rascal Flatts' "Every Day" Music Video Arrives This Week". CMT.com. 2008-04-15. Retrieved 2008-04-21.
  4. ^ "Rascal Flatts Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Rascal Flatts Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Rascal Flatts Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Best of 2008: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2008. Retrieved December 13, 2008.
  8. ^ "Top Canada Country Songs". R&R. December 12, 2008. p. 62.