Walkin' Away (Diamond Rio song)

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"Walkin' Away"
Walkin' Away single.jpg
Single by Diamond Rio
from the album IV
B-side "It's All in Your Head"
Released November 27, 1995[1]
Format CD Single
Recorded 1995
Genre Country
Length 3:50
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Annie Roboff
Craig Wiseman
Producer(s) Tim DuBois
Monty Powell
Michael D. Clute
Diamond Rio
Diamond Rio singles chronology
"Finish What We Started"
"Walkin' Away"
"That's What I Get for Lovin' You"

"Walkin' Away" is a song written by Annie Roboff and Craig Wiseman, and recorded by American country music group Diamond Rio. It was released in November 1995 as the lead-off single from the album IV.


In the song, the narrator pleads with his estranged lover by saying that just because he may lose his cool every now and then, their love is still good and that they will not get anywhere by walking away from each other.

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Deaton-Flanigen, consists of alternating scenes of the band playing in a small warehouse and short scenes of the band-members and their "dates".

Chart performance[edit]

The song entered the charts in early 1996 and peaked at number 2 on both The Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and Canada's RPM country chart.

Chart (1995-1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 46
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 27


  1. ^ AOL Music profile for "Walkin' Away"
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2943." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 15, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Diamond Rio – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Diamond Rio.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 

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