Mountains (Lonestar song)

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Lonestar - Mountains single cover.jpg
Single by Lonestar
from the album Mountains
Released June 26, 2006
Format digital download
CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:56
Label BNA
Writer(s) Richie McDonald, Larry Boone, Paul Nelson[1]
Producer(s) Mark Bright
Lonestar singles chronology
"I'll Die Tryin'"
"Nothing to Prove"

"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.[2]


"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.

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed partially west of Denver, Colorado (where the band played), and was directed by Kristin Barlowe.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 77
US Billboard Pop 100 100

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 59


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Mountains review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ "Lonestar – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lonestar.
  4. ^ "Lonestar – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Lonestar.
  5. ^ "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 

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