The Road You Leave Behind
|"The Road You Leave Behind"|
|Single by David Lee Murphy|
|from the album Gettin' Out the Good Stuff|
|B-side||"Gettin' Out the Good Stuff"|
|Released||July 22, 1996|
|Songwriter(s)||David Lee Murphy|
|David Lee Murphy singles chronology|
"The Road You Leave Behind" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist David Lee Murphy. It was released in July 1996 as the second single from his album Gettin' Out the Good Stuff. The song peaked at number 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 12 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.
Murphy described the song as "a real good kind of 'do the right thing' song," saying that its subject matter made it different from the content of his first album.
Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably calling it "one of those philosophical life-lesson kinds of songs, but Murphy's vocal honesty keeps it from sounding preachy or schmaltzy."
"The Road You Leave Behind" debuted at number 62 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 3, 1996.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||12|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||5|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||55|
- Price, Deborah Evans (13 April 1996). "David Lee Murphy's Top-Shelf Set". Billboard.
- Billboard, July 27, 1996
- "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9867." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 4, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
- "David Lee Murphy Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
- "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
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