After All This Time (Rodney Crowell song)

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"After All This Time"
Single by Rodney Crowell
from the album Diamonds & Dirt
B-side "Oh King Richard"
ReleasedJanuary 1989
Format 7"
RecordedNovember 1987
Genre Country
Length4:28
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Rodney Crowell
Producer(s) Tony Brown and Rodney Crowell
Rodney Crowell singles chronology
"She's Crazy for Leavin'"
(1988)
"After All This Time"
(1989)
"Above and Beyond"
(1989)

"After All This Time" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Rodney Crowell. It was released in January 1989 as the fourth single from the album Diamonds & Dirt . It was Crowell's seventh single to reach the U.S. country music chart and the third of four number ones. "After All This Time" spent one week at the top and 15 weeks on chart overall. [1] It won a 1990 Grammy Award for Best Country Song. Contrary to popular belief, it took Crowell 4 years to complete the song.

Rodney Crowell American musician

Rodney Crowell is an American musician, known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in country music. Crowell has had five number one singles on Hot Country Songs, all from his 1988 album Diamonds & Dirt. He has also written songs and produced for other artists.

<i>Diamonds & Dirt</i> 1988 studio album by Rodney Crowell

Diamonds & Dirt is an album released in 1988 by American singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell. His fifth studio album, it was also his second release for the Columbia Records label. The album was also his most successful, achieving RIAA gold certification. In addition, all five of its singles reached Number One on the Billboard country charts, setting a record for the most Number One hits from a country album. In order of release, these were "It's Such a Small World", "I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried", "She's Crazy for Leaving", "After All This Time", and a cover of Buck Owens' "Above and Beyond ".

The Grammy Award for Best Country Song has been awarded since 1965. The award is given to the writer(s) of the song, not to the artist, except if the artist is also the songwriter.

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Andy Williams covered this song on his 1991 album Nashville.

Andy Williams American recording artist; singer, songwriter, actor and record producer

Howard Andrew Williams was an American singer. He recorded 43 albums in his career, of which 15 have been gold-certified and three platinum-certified. He was also nominated for six Grammy Awards. He hosted The Andy Williams Show, a television variety show, from 1962 to 1971, and numerous TV specials. The Andy Williams Show won three Emmy awards. The Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri is named after the song for which he is best known—Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini's "Moon River". He sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including more than 10 million certified units in the United States.

<i>Nashville</i> (Andy Williams album) 1991 studio album by Andy Williams

Nashville is the forty-first studio album by American pop singer Andy Williams, released by Curb Records in 1991. It's Williams's second album of country music, the first being You Lay So Easy on My Mind in 1974, and was reissued with a different track order under the title Best of Country on September 7, 1999.

Music video

The video for the song was directed by Bill Pope. It mainly features Crowell singing the song into a microphone against a black background and dressed in all black, with a few cut scenes of him in a cafe alone and noticing a waitress's name tag, only for her to comfort him (this makes him think of his lover who departed him) and him sitting on his couch tuning his guitar.

Chart performance

Chart (1989)Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM ) [2] 1
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard ) [3] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (1989)Position
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM ) [4] 37
US Country Songs ( Billboard ) [5] 22

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