I Cross My Heart

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"I Cross My Heart"
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Single by George Strait
from the album Pure Country (soundtrack)
B-side "You're Right, I'm Wrong"
Released September 28, 1992
Recorded April 16, 1992
Genre Country
Length 3:30
Label MCA Nashville 54478
Writer(s) Steve Dorff, Eric Kaz
Producer(s) Tony Brown
George Strait singles chronology
"So Much Like My Dad"
"I Cross My Heart"

"I Cross My Heart" is a song written by Steve Dorff and Eric Kaz, and performed by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in September 1992 as the first single to his album Pure Country, which is also the soundtrack to the movie of the same title. It reached number-one in both the United States and Canada. The song is featured as the movie's finale.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Charley Randazzo, and is completely made from scenes from the movie, Strait's next music video "Heartland" also uses scenes from Pure Country. The two videos were released back to back as were the singles, while the rest of George Strait's music videos were made between every few singles.

Chart positions[edit]

"I Cross My Heart" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of October 3, 1992 and peaked at number one on December 5, 1992. Since it became available for digital download, the song has sold 992,000 digital copies in the United States as of January 2015.[1]

Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 81
Preceded by
"I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why)"
by Alabama
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

December 5–12, 1992
Succeeded by
"She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)"
by Alan Jackson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

December 19–26, 1992


  1. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 19, 2016). "The Top 30 Digital Singles: January 19, 2016". Roughstock. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1867." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 

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