Wherever You Are (Jack Ingram song)

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"Wherever You Are"
Jack Ingram - Wherever You Are.jpg
Single by Jack Ingram
from the album Live: Wherever You Are
Released November 1, 2005
Format CD single
Recorded 2005
Genre Country
Length 3:37
Label Big Machine
Writer(s) Steve Bogard, Jeremy Stover
Producer(s) Jeremy Stover
Jack Ingram singles chronology
"Keep On Keepin' On"
(2003)
"Wherever You Are"
(2005)
"Love You"
(2006)

"Wherever You Are" is a song recorded by American country music artist Jack Ingram. It was Ingram's first Top 40 single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. It was released in November 2005 as the lead-off single to Ingram's first album for Big Machine Records, Live: Wherever You Are.

Background[edit]

"Wherever You Are" was originally slated to be recorded by Canadian country music artist Deric Ruttan, as well as the band Rushlow.[1] In 2005, Scott Borchetta, who had just founded the Big Machine label, discovered the song, and recommended it to Ingram, one of the acts signed to his label. Ingram recorded it as one of two studio tracks for his otherwise-live album Live: Wherever You Are, from which it was released as a single in late 2005.

The song was Ingram's ninth release and first Top 40 chart entry. It was the first Number One country single for Big Machine Records[2] and co-writer Jeremy Stover, who wrote the song with Steve Bogard.[1][3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by David McClister and premiered in early 2006.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005–06) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 63

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 25
Preceded by
"Who Says You Can't Go Home"
by Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

May 20, 2006
Succeeded by
"Why"
by Jason Aldean

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Neal, Chris (2006-06-19). "Story Behind the Song: "Wherever You Are"". Country Weekly. 13 (13): 64. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Jack Ingram, Big Machine Records Score First No. 1 Single
  4. ^ "Billboard Chart Search: Artist=Jack Ingram / Title=Wherever / Chart=Hot Country Songs". Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Billboard Chart Search: Artist=Jack Ingram / Title=Wherever / Chart=The Billboard Hot 100". Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 

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