What About Now (Lonestar song)

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"What About Now"
Whataboutnow.jpg
Single by Lonestar
from the album Lonely Grill
B-side "Smile"
Released April 17, 2000
Format CD Single, 7" 45 RPM
Genre Country
Length 3:32
Label BNA 60212
Songwriter(s) Ron Harbin, Aaron Barker, Anthony L. Smith
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Lonestar singles chronology
"Smile"
(1999)
"What About Now"
(2000)
"Tell Her"
(2000)
"Smile"
(1999)
"What About Now"
(2000)
"Tell Her"
(2000)

"What About Now" is a song recorded by American country music group Lonestar. It was released in April 2000 as the fourth single from their 1999 album Lonely Grill and it spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart. It was written by Ron Harbin, Aaron Barker and Anthony L. Smith.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that what makes the single work is McDonald's "endearing style, made so apparent with the mega success of 'Amazed'." She says that McDonald "projects a sincerity that propels the lyrical content nicely" and that the "crisp production" highlights the playing.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 30
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 3
US Hot 100 (Billboard)[7] 90
Preceded by
"I Hope You Dance"
by Lee Ann Womack
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

August 12-September 2, 2000
Succeeded by
"It Must Be Love"
by Alan Jackson
Preceded by
"Some Things Never Change"
by Tim McGraw
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 24-August 14, 2000
Succeeded by
"That's the Way"
by Jo Dee Messina
Preceded by
"That's the Way"
by Jo Dee Messina
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 18, 2000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, April 15, 2000
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7228." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 24, 2000. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  4. ^ "Lonestar Chart History (Hot 100)" Billboard.
  5. ^ "Lonestar Chart History (Hot Country Songs)" Billboard.
  6. ^ "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2000". Retrieved 2010-09-05. 

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