The Factory (song)

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This article is about the Kenny Rogers song. For the Warren Zevon song, see Sentimental Hygiene. For other songs, see Factory (disambiguation).
"The Factory"
Single by Kenny Rogers
from the album I Prefer the Moonlight
B-side "One More Day"
Released January 1988
Genre Country
Length 3:18
Label RCA
Writer(s) Bud McGuire
Producer(s) Larry Butler
Kenny Rogers singles chronology
"I Prefer the Moonlight"
"The Factory"
"When You Put Your Heart in It"

"The Factory" is a song written by Bud McGuire about the life, dreams, hopes and struggles of his father, Harvey McGuire, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in January 1988 as the third single from the album I Prefer the Moonlight. The song reached number 6 on the Billboard Country chart, number 4 in R&R, number 1 in Cashbox and number 1 in Gavin. Bud McGuire is brother to Mike McGuire, founding member and drummer of the country group Shenandoah. [1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 6
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 3


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 299. 
  2. ^ "Kenny Rogers – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Rogers.