Guitar Town (song)

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"Guitar Town"
Single by Steve Earle
from the album Guitar Town
B-side ""Little Rock 'N' Roller"
Released June 2, 1986
Genre Rockabilly, country rock
Length 2:33
Label MCA
Writer(s) Steve Earle
Producer(s) Emory Gordy, Jr., Tony Brown
Steve Earle singles chronology
"Hillbilly Highway"
"Guitar Town"

"Guitar Town" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Steve Earle. It was released in June 1986 as the second single and title track from the album Guitar Town. The song reached number 7 on both the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.[1] It was Earle's highest peaking song to date on the country charts in both the U.S. and Canada.

Critical reception[edit]

Kip Kirby, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Earle "revives the tremolo-laden guitar sound of the early '60s for this song about music and love on the road."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Gerry Wenner and premiered in mid-1986.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 7
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 7


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 113. 
  2. ^ Billboard, June 7, 1986
  3. ^ "Steve Earle – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Steve Earle.