Where the Green Grass Grows
|"Where the Green Grass Grows"|
|Single by Tim McGraw|
|from the album Everywhere|
|Released||July 13, 1998|
|Tim McGraw singles chronology|
"Where the Green Grass Grows" is a song written by Craig Wiseman and Jess Leary, and performed by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released in July 1998 as the fifth single from McGraw's Everywhere album. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart and peaked at number seventy-nine on the Hot 100. It also reached number one on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.
This song states the narrator's desire to leave the big city and go back out into the country "where the green grass grows".
Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song an A grade, saying it is "tightly produced, with an instantly recognizable opening fiddle." He went on to say that the lyrics are "cleverly constructed" and "brilliantly contrasted."
"Where the Green Grass Grows" debuted at No. 75 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 11, 1998.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||79|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||26|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||17|
"How Long Gone"
by Brooks & Dunn
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
October 3-October 24, 1998
"Honey, I'm Home"
by Shania Twain
|RPM Country Tracks
October 5-October 12, 1998
- American country music parody artist Cledus T. Judd released a parody of "Where the Green Grass Grows" titled "Where the Grass Don't Grow" on his 1999 album Juddmental.
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
- CountryUniverse.net Song review
- "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7045." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 5, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
- "Tim McGraw – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Tim McGraw.
- "Tim McGraw – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tim McGraw.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
- "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
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