When the Sun Goes Down (Kenny Chesney song)

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"When the Sun Goes Down"
Single by Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker
from the album When the Sun Goes Down
Released February 2, 2004
Genre Country
Length 4:50 (album version)
3:28 (single version)
Label BNA
Writer(s) Brett James
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"There Goes My Life"
"When the Sun Goes Down"
"I Go Back"
Uncle Kracker singles chronology
"Memphis Soul Song"
"When the Sun Goes Down"

"When the Sun Goes Down" is a song written by Brett James, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker. It was released in February 2004 as the second single and title track from Chesney's album of the same name. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart on April 3, holding the number one position for five weeks. It also reached number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1] It was Uncle Kracker's first appearance on the country music charts, his next one being Smile.

The song appears on the game Karaoke Revolution Country.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shaun Silva and released in early 2004. The video shoot took place during Chesney's Keg in the Closet tour of small bars near college campuses. The video was shot in South Florida.

Chart performance[edit]

"When the Sun Goes Down" debuted at number 40 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of February 7, 2004.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 26

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 4


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "When the Sun Goes Down: Chart history". Billboard.com. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kenny Chesney – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Chesney.
  3. ^ "Kenny Chesney – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
  4. ^ "Best of 2004: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2004. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Chesney – When the Sun Goes Down". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 10, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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Preceded by
"Watch the Wind Blow By"
by Tim McGraw
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

April 3 – May 1, 2004
Succeeded by
"You'll Think of Me"
by Keith Urban