Thank God for Believers (song)

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"Thank God for Believers"
Mark Chesnutt - Thank God.jpg
Single by Mark Chesnutt
from the album Thank God for Believers
B-side "Hello Honky Tonk" [1]
ReleasedJuly 15, 1997 [2]
Recorded1996
Genre Country
Length3:26
Label Decca
Songwriter(s) Mark Alan Springer, Roger Springer, Tim Johnson
Producer(s) Mark Wright
Mark Chesnutt singles chronology
"Let It Rain"
(1997)
"Thank God for Believers"
(1997)
"It's Not Over"
(1997)

"Thank God for Believers" is a song co-written by Mark Alan Springer, Roger Springer and Tim Johnson and was recorded by the American country music singer Mark Chesnutt. It was released in July 1997 as the title track and first single from his album Thank God for Believers . It peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 7 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

Contents

Content

The narrator describes his lover, who is a very spiritual woman. He tells the audience about her strong faith and how she always gives him second chances after all the hell he's put her through. He can't believe that his wife's faith in him remains so he thanks God for believers.

Critical reception

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Chesnutt "wrings every drop of regret, pain, bewilderment, and appreciation from this great lyric..." She goes on to say that Chesnutt remains one of the "most affecting male vocalists on the country music landscape." [3]

Music video

The music video was directed by Richard Murray and premiered in late 1997. Country music singer-songwriter Ed Bruce appears as the old man in the video.

Chart performance

"Thank God for Believers" debuted at number 69 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the chart week of August 2, 1997.

Chart (1997)Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM ) [4] 7
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard ) [5] 2

Year-end charts

Chart (1997)Position
US Country Songs ( Billboard ) [6] 66

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  2. http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/chesnutt_mark/543675/album.jhtml
  3. Billboard , July 26, 1997
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