My Front Porch Looking In

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"My Front Porch Looking In"
Lonestar - My Front Porch Looking In.jpg
Single by Lonestar
from the album From There to Here: Greatest Hits
Released March 10, 2003
Format CD single
Recorded January 2003
Genre Country
Length 3:44
Label BNA
Songwriter(s) Richie McDonald
Frank J. Myers
Don Pfrimmer
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Lonestar singles chronology
"Unusually Unusual"
"My Front Porch Looking In"
"Walking in Memphis"
"Unusually Unusual"
"My Front Porch Looking In"
"Walking in Memphis"

"My Front Porch Looking In" is a song written by Richie McDonald, Frank J. Myers and Don Pfrimmer, and recorded by American country music group Lonestar. It was released in March 2003 as the first single from the band's album From There to Here: Greatest Hits. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]


The song describes how the sight of his beautiful wife and two adorable children is far better than anything including his "panoramic view" of his estate or "the paintings from the air, brushed by the hand of God." He also describes that after seeing the whole world, he "can't wait to get back home to the one He made for me."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and it was released in May 2003. It features the band playing on a front porch in the middle of a city.

Chart positions[edit]

"My Front Porch Looking In" debuted at number 48 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of March 15, 2003.

Chart (2003) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 23

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ ""My Front Porch Looking In" lyrics". CMT. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  3. ^ "Lonestar Chart History (Hot Country Songs)" Billboard.
  4. ^ "Lonestar Chart History (Hot 100)" Billboard.
  5. ^ "Best of 2003: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2003. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
Preceded by
"Beer for My Horses"
by Toby Keith with Willie Nelson
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

July 26, 2003
Succeeded by
"Red Dirt Road"
by Brooks & Dunn
Preceded by
"The Good Stuff"
by Kenny Chesney
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single of the year

Succeeded by
"Live Like You Were Dying"
by Tim McGraw