You Can Let Go

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"You Can Let Go"
Single by Crystal Shawanda
from the album Dawn of a New Day
ReleasedJanuary 7, 2008 (CAN)
February 25, 2008 (US)
LabelRCA Nashville
Songwriter(s)Cory Batten
Kent Blazy
Rory Feek
Producer(s)Scott Hendricks
Crystal Shawanda singles chronology
"You Can Let Go"
"What Do I Have to Do"
Crystal Shawanda American singles chronology
"You Can Let Go"
"My Roots Are Showing"

"You Can Let Go" is a song written by Rory Feek, Kent Blazy and Cory Batten, and recorded by Canadian country music artist Crystal Shawanda. It was released in Canada in January 2008 and the U.S. in February 2008 as the first single from the album Dawn of a New Day.[1] The song became the fastest rising debut Canadian country single ever.[2] "You Can Let Go" was nominated for Single of the Year at the 2008 Canadian Country Music Association Awards.[3]

In the United States, "You Can Let Go" peaked at #21 on the Hot Country Songs charts.

Music video[edit]

A music video was released for the song, directed by Margaret Malandruccolo. In the video, Shawanda is shown singing the song on the stage of an empty auditorium along with scenes of her as a child (played by Cassandra Laus) riding a bicycle.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 60
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 21
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100[6] 9


  1. ^ MAGMEDIA: Canadian > Crystal Shawanda > You Can Let Go
  2. ^ Crystal Hits It Big at Home
  3. ^ Crystal Shawanda earns two CMT nominations
  4. ^ "Crystal Shawanda Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Crystal Shawanda Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 376. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.