We just missed the 20th anniversary of Rebecca Lynn going to number one on the country singles charts. It was a special song back when it hit number one the week of January 6th, 1996. I can’t really believe it’s been that long.
It’s a great story song and it’s easy to see why people still request this one today on classic country radio stations. I know each time I’m driving and this one comes on that I’ll turn it up a notch and think back to my own childhood.
And even though my wife and I met when we were young adults this song still makes you reminisce about how you fall in love with the one you’re with now. After a few years together you can easily look back fondly at those early times.
The melody on this one is simple. The production is nothing crazy, but it’s classic country with a little ’90s twist.
Bryan White’s career really took off in 1995 and this became his second number one just as 1996 started out. It kind of got things rolling into Bryan’s sophomore album. The first single off that one, I’m Not Supposed To Love You Anymore, was released in February and went to number four on the charts. It’s followup single, So Much For Pretending, would reach number one later that year.
Bryan White had a great run in the mid-90s. I always look back on this song as one of his best. It was a co-write between two country legends, Don Sampson and Skip Ewing. I think Rebecca Lynn is a great example of the right song finding the right artist at the right time.
And country fans were the biggest winners.