Fire in the Sky (song)

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"Fire in the Sky"
Single by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
from the album Twenty Years of Dirt
B-side "Cadillac Ranch"
Released November 15, 1986
Genre Country
Length 4:40
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Jeff Hanna, Bob Carpenter
Producer(s) Jeff Hanna, Bob Edwards
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band singles chronology
"Stand a Little Rain"
"Fire in the Sky"
"Baby's Got a Hold on Me"

"Fire in the Sky" is a song recorded by American country music group Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The first version of the song was released in 1981 and peaked at number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100. In November 1986, the song was released to the country music format, peaking at number 7 on the Hot Country Songs charts[1] and number five on the Canadian country charts. The song features a guest vocal by Kenny Loggins.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 76
Chart (1986–1987) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 7
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 5


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 249. 
  2. ^ "The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
  3. ^ "The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.