Mountains (Lonestar song)
|Single by Lonestar|
|from the album Mountains|
|Released||June 26, 2006|
|Writer(s)||Richie McDonald, Larry Boone, Paul Nelson|
|Lonestar singles chronology|
"Mountains" is a song written by Richie McDonald, Larry Boone and Paul Nelson, and recorded by American country music band Lonestar. It was released in June 2006 as the lead-off single and title track from their album of the same name. The song is the band's final Top Ten hit, reaching a peak of number 10 on the U.S. country singles charts in late 2006.
"Mountains" is a mid-tempo in which the narrator cites two examples of people who overcome difficult situations in their lives. The first is a single mother who has to work two jobs to support her family, and the second is a man with crippled legs who runs a marathon despite the pain he feels. In both situations, the narrator uses mountains as a metaphor for the struggles each person faces.
The music video was filmed partially west of Denver, Colorado (where the band played), and was directed by Kristin Barlowe.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||10|
|US Billboard Hot 100||77|
|US Billboard Pop 100||100|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||59|
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