When I Call Your Name (Vince Gill song)

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"When I Call Your Name"
Single by Vince Gill
from the album When I Call Your Name
B-side "Rita Ballou"
Released May 1990
Recorded 1989
Genre Country
Label MCA
Writer(s) Vince Gill, Tim DuBois
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Vince Gill singles chronology
"Oklahoma Swing"
"When I Call Your Name"
"Never Knew Lonely"

"When I Call Your Name" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Vince Gill. It was released in May 1990 as the third single and title track from the album When I Call Your Name. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] It was written by Gill and Tim DuBois. Patty Loveless performed backing vocals on the song. The Common Linnets performed a cover of the song to celebrate 50 years of the CMA Awards.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Bill Pope and premiered in mid-1990. Country singer Matraca Berg appeared in the video, lip-syncing to Patty Loveless's vocals.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 5
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 82
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 39


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 135. 
  2. ^ http://www.forevercountry50.com/videos/common-linnets-when-i-call-your-name
  3. ^ Hurst, Jack (November 21, 1991). "Sensitive Souls". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1316." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 25, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  5. ^ "Vince Gill – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Vince Gill.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.