True Heart (song)

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"True Heart"
Single by The Oak Ridge Boys
from the album Heartbeat
B-side "Love Without Mercy"
Released February 27, 1988
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:56
Label MCA
Writer(s) Michael Clark, Don Schlitz
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen
The Oak Ridge Boys singles chronology
"Time In"
"True Heart"
"Gonna Take a Lot of River"

"True Heart" is a song written by Michael Clark and Don Schlitz, and recorded by American country music group The Oak Ridge Boys. It was released in February 1988 as the second single from the album Heartbeat. The song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

The Oak Ridge Boys have re-recorded the song twice since its original release. They recorded a new vocal arrangement (using the original music track) for their Greatest Hits Volume Three compilation in 1989 (which also removed the extended instrumental ending). In 2011, the group recorded an entirely new arrangement of the song produced by Michael Sykes and Duane Allen on their It's Only Natural project for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. While the original recording (and the 1989 vocal re-cut) had Steve Sanders on baritone, the newest version was recorded with William Lee Golden on baritone vocals.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 5
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 21


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 252.