Worlds Apart (Vince Gill song)

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"Worlds Apart"
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Single by Vince Gill
from the album High Lonesome Sound
B-side "Down to New Orleans"
Released July 15, 1996
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:58
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Vince Gill, Bob DiPiero
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Vince Gill singles chronology
"High Lonesome Sound"
"Worlds Apart"
"Pretty Little Adriana"
"High Lonesome Sound"
"Worlds Apart"
"Pretty Little Adriana"

"Worlds Apart" is a song co-written and recorded by the American country music artist Vince Gill. It was released in July 1996 as the second single from the album High Lonesome Sound. The song reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and won Gill a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.[1] It was written by Gill and Bob DiPiero.


The song is a ballad about a strained relationship.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling the song "slow, stately, polished, but oozing with raw emotion."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jim Shea and was premiered in mid-1996.

Chart performance[edit]

"Worlds Apart" entered the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks at number 69 for the week of July 20, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 6
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 62
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 57


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 159–160. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, July 20, 1996
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9867." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 4, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "Vince Gill Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.