Sunday in the South

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"Sunday in the South"
Single by Shenandoah
from the album The Road Not Taken
B-side "Changes"
Released May 1989
Recorded 1988
Genre Country
Length 4:11
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Jay Booker
Producer(s) Robert Byrne
Rick Hall
Shenandoah singles chronology
"The Church on Cumberland Road"
"Sunday in the South"
"Two Dozen Roses"

"The Church on Cumberland Road"
"Sunday in the South"
"Two Dozen Roses"

"Sunday in the South" is a song written by Jay Booker, and recorded by American country music group Shenandoah. It was released in May 1989 as the third single from their album The Road Not Taken. It was their second number-one hit in both the United States[1] and Canada.


The song is a recollection of sacred Sundays, namely in the Southern United States.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Larry Boothby and premiered in mid-1989. It was shot on the grounds of the Colbert County Courthouse in Tuscumbia, Alabama. The storyline roughly follows those of the lyrics, with the band performing at a community potluck, as the backdrop for children's games, checkers and more.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 68
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 19


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 311.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6413." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 14, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Shenandoah Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  5. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.

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