Paint Me a Birmingham
|"Paint Me a Birmingham"|
|Single by Tracy Lawrence|
|from the album Strong|
|Released||October 13, 2003|
|Label||DreamWorks Nashville 14205|
|Tracy Lawrence singles chronology|
"Paint Me a Birmingham" is a song written by Buck Moore and Gary Duffy. It was concurrently released by American country music artists Ken Mellons and Tracy Lawrence, whose versions entered the country charts within one week of each other. Lawrence's was the more successful of the two, reaching #4 in May 2004 and becoming his first Top 5 country hit since "Lessons Learned" in April 2000.
The narrator describes an encounter on the beach with an artist who is painting ocean scenes. The singer then asks the painter to paint a picture of the plans the man and his lost lover had actually made. The song is in the key of G-flat major, modulating up to A-flat major at the last chorus, with a vocal range from A♭3 to D♭5.
The music video was filmed live in concert.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||54|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||4|
|US Billboard Hot 100||42|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||28|
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- "'Paint Me a Birmingham' sheet music". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
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- "Best of 2004: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2004. Retrieved July 11, 2012.