Heartland (George Strait song)
|Single by George Strait|
|from the album Pure Country|
|B-side||"Baby Your Baby"|
|Released||January 4, 1993|
|Format||CD Single, 7" single|
|Recorded||April 28-29, 1992, Sound Stage Studios, Nashville, Tennessee|
|Writer(s)||Steve Dorff, John Bettis|
|George Strait singles chronology|
"Heartland" is a song written by Steve Dorff and John Bettis, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in January 1993 as the second single from his soundtrack album Pure Country. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart.
The song is an uptempo, in which the narrator sings about the heartland of America – the place that feels like home especially for country music.
A music video was filmed for the single, which combines a live performance of the song and short clips from the movie.
- Eddie Bayers - drums
- Stuart Duncan - fiddle
- Buddy Emmons - steel guitar
- David Hungate - bass guitar
- John Barlow Jarvis - piano
- Brent Mason - electric guitar
- Randy Scruggs - acoustic guitar
- Harry Stinson - background vocals
- Curtis Young - background vocals
The song debuted at number 73 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated January 2, 1993. It spent 20 weeks on that chart, and reached Number One on the chart dated March 20, 1993.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||1|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||48|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||51|
"What Part of No"
by Lorrie Morgan
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
March 20, 1993
"When My Ship Comes In"
by Clint Black
|RPM Country Tracks
April 3, 1993
- Strait Out of the Box (Box set booklet). George Strait. MCA Nashville. 1995. MCAD4-11263.
- Billboard, March 20, 1993
- "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7098." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 3, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
- "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
- "Best of 1993: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
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