Goin' Through the Big D

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"Goin' Through the Big D"
Mark Chesnutt - Goin through single.png
Single by Mark Chesnutt
from the album What a Way to Live
B-side "It's Almost Like You're Here" [1]
ReleasedOctober 18, 1994 (1994-10-18) [2]
Recorded1994
Genre Country
Length2:34
Label Decca
Songwriter(s) Mark Wright
Ronnie Rogers
Jon Wright
Producer(s) Mark Wright
Mark Chesnutt singles chronology
"She Dreams"
(1994)
"Goin' Through the Big D"
(1994)
"Gonna Get a Life"
(1995)

"Goin' Through the Big D" is a song written by Mark Wright, John Wright and Ronnie Rogers, and recorded by American country music artist Mark Chesnutt. It was released in October 1994 as the second single from his album What a Way to Live . It peaked at number 2 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and the RPM country tracks charts in Canada. It was later the b-side to his 1997 single "Let It Rain". [1]

Contents

Content

The song's main protagonist is going through a divorce and says that he is "goin' through the big D and don't mean Dallas". Early on, the young man muses about his wife getting almost everything in the divorce settlement, including the house, while he only gets their Jeep. The house serves as the focal point for the man's misery, until in the end he realizes that the house's mortgage is due and it has just two bedrooms – in essence, meaning he is relieved to have the marriage ended.

Chart performance

"Goin' Through the Big D" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the chart week of October 29, 1994.

Chart (1994–1995)Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM ) [3] 2
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard ) [4] 2

Year-end charts

Chart (1995)Position
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM ) [5] 22
US Country Songs ( Billboard ) [6] 57

Izaak Opatz version

"Goin' Through the Big D"
Izaak Opatz - Goin' Through the Big D.jpg
Single by Izaak Opatz
from the album Hot & Heavy-Handed
Released29 October 2020 (2020-10-29)
Recorded2020
Genre Country
Length2:33
Label Mama Bird Recording Co.
Songwriter(s) Mark Wright
Ronnie Rogers
Jon Wright

Izaak Opatz covered the song on his album of pop-country covers ‘Hot & Heavy-Handed’. The single was released October 29th, 2020, and full album on December 11th, 2020.

Said Izaak: “‘Goin’ Through the Big D’ is the exact kind of country song that inspired this record in the first place, which is to say it’s funny, full of pop hooks, and deceptively sentimental, and this recording captures myself (from three states away), Malachi (DeLorenzo), and Dylan (Rodrigue) exploring what kind of liberties we could take while honoring what we loved about Mark Chesnutt’s original, and reveling in just how fun the results turned out.” [7]

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