You're Not in Kansas Anymore

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"You're Not in Kansas Anymore"
Single by Jo Dee Messina
from the album Jo Dee Messina
Released July 1, 1996
Genre Country
Length 2:53
Label Curb
Songwriter(s) Tim Nichols, Zack Turner
Producer(s) Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Jo Dee Messina singles chronology
"Heads Carolina, Tails California"
(1996)
"You're Not in Kansas Anymore"
(1996)
"Do You Wanna Make Something of It?"
(1996)
"Heads Carolina, Tails California"
(1996)
"You're Not in Kansas Anymore"
(1996)
"Do You Wanna Make Something of It?"
(1996)

"You're Not in Kansas Anymore" is a song written by Tim Nichols and Zack Turner, and recorded by American country music artist Jo Dee Messina. It was released in July 1996 as the second single from the album Jo Dee Messina. The song reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling the production, "right on the mark" and says that it provides a "strong framework for Messina's personality-packed vocals." She also says that the hook is one of the "most clever" to come out of Nashville in recent memory.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"You're Not in Kansas Anymore" debuted at number 66 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 6, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 22
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 66

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 229. 
  2. ^ Billboard, July 6, 1996 - Vol. 108, No. 27
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9917." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 7, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "Jo Dee Messina Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 

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