That's Why I Pray
|"That's Why I Pray"|
|Single by Big & Rich|
|from the album Hillbilly Jedi|
|Released||May 21, 2012|
|Label||Warner Bros. Nashville|
|Big & Rich singles chronology|
"That's Why I Pray" is a song recorded by American country music duo Big & Rich. It was released in May 2012 as the first single from their album Hillbilly Jedi. The song was written by Danelle Leverett (formerly one-half of the JaneDear girls), Blair Daly and Sarah Buxton. An extended play of the same name was released on June 26, 2012 and featured the new single as well as three previously released songs.
"That's Why I Pray" is a mid-tempo song in which the narrators address social problems, saying that such problems are the reason that they pray.
Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave it a perfect five-star rating, praising Big & Rich's vocal harmonies and calling the song "well-crafted". Rating it three-and-a-half stars out of five, Jessica Nicholson of Country Weekly said that "The duo's airtight harmonies enhance the urgency in this well-crafted tune".
The music video was directed by Kristin Barlowe and premiered on May 22, 2012.
|US Billboard Hot 100||82|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||16|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||58|
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- Nicholson, Jessica (July 2, 2012). "Reviews — 'That's Why I Pray'". Country Weekly. 19 (27): 50. ISSN 1074-3235.
- May 22, 2012."http://www.cmt.com/videos/big-rich/771094/thats-why-i-pray.jhtml".CMT. Retrieved June 13, 2012
- "Big & Rich Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
- "Big & Rich Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
- "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012.