Simple Life (Carolyn Dawn Johnson song)

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"Simple Life"
Single by Carolyn Dawn Johnson
from the album Dress Rehearsal
Released November 24, 2003
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:50
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Troy Verges
Aimee Mayo
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Carolyn Dawn Johnson singles chronology
"Just Another Girl"
"Simple Life"
"Die of a Broken Heart"

"Simple Life" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson. It was released in November 2003 as the third single from her album Dress Rehearsal. The song was also her fifth entry on two U.S. singles charts, peaking at number 13 on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) and number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was written by Johnson with Troy Verges and Aimee Mayo.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the production has an "earthy, organic feel, infused with dobro, mandolin and some tasty guitar work." She calls Johnson's voice "effervescent" and "full of passion and verve."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Steven Goldmann and premiered in early 2004.

Chart positions[edit]

"Simple Life" debuted at number 55 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of November 29, 2003.

Chart (2003-2004) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 73

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 49


  1. ^ Billboard, December 6, 2003, Vol. 115, No. 49, Page 36.
  2. ^ "Carolyn Dawn Johnson – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Carolyn Dawn Johnson.
  3. ^ "Carolyn Dawn Johnson – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Carolyn Dawn Johnson.
  4. ^ "Best of 2004: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2004. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 

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