Three Days (Willie Nelson song)

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"Three Days"
Single by Faron Young
from the album The Young Approach
B-side "Let It Slip Away"
ReleasedJanuary 1962
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Willie Nelson
Producer(s) Ken Nelson
Faron Young singles chronology
"Backtrack"
(1961)
"Three Days"
(1962)
"The Comeback"
(1962)
"Three Days"
Single by k.d. lang
from the album Absolute Torch and Twang
B-side "Trail of Broken Hearts"
ReleasedOctober 1989
Genre Country
Length3:17
Label Sire
Songwriter(s) Willie Nelson
Producer(s) k.d. lang
Ben Mink
Greg Penny
k.d. lang singles chronology
"Full Moon Full of Love"
(1989)
"Three Days"
(1989)
"Pulling Back the Reins"
(1989)

"Three Days" is a song written by Willie Nelson. It was originally recorded by American country music artist Faron Young on his 1961 album The Young Approach . Young's version was released as a single in January 1962 and peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. [1]

Willie Nelson American country music singer-songwriter

Willie Hugh Nelson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.

Country music, also known as country and western, and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as folk music and blues.

Faron Young American singer

Faron Young was an American country music singer and songwriter from the early 1950s into the mid-1980s and one of its most successful and colorful stars. Hits including "If You Ain't Lovin' " and "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" marked him as a honky-tonk singer in sound and personal style; and his chart-topping singles "Hello Walls" and "It's Four in the Morning" showed his versatility as a vocalist. Known as the Hillbilly Heartthrob, and following a movie role, the Young Sheriff, Young's singles reliably charted for more than 30 years. He committed suicide in 1996. Young is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Nelson recorded his own version of the song on his 1962 debut album, ...And Then I Wrote . He later re-recorded the song for his 1998 album Teatro with backing vocals by Emmylou Harris.

<i>...And Then I Wrote</i> 1962 studio album by Willie Nelson

...And Then I Wrote is the debut studio album by country singer Willie Nelson, recorded during August and September 1962 and released through Liberty Records.

<i>Teatro</i> (Willie Nelson album) 1998 studio album by Willie Nelson

Teatro is the forty-fifth studio album by Willie Nelson, released in September 1998 via Island Records.

Emmylou Harris American musician

Emmylou Harris is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She has released dozens of albums and singles over the course of her career and won 14 Grammys, the Polar Music Prize, and numerous other honors, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2018 she was presented the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

"Three Days" was also recorded by Canadian country music artist k.d. lang on her 1989 album Absolute Torch and Twang . lang's version was released in October 1989 as the album's second single. It peaked at number 9 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in January 1990.

k.d. lang Canadian singer-songwriter

Kathryn Dawn Lang, known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress.

<i>Absolute Torch and Twang</i> album by k.d. lang

Absolute Torch and Twang is the third album by k.d. lang and the Reclines, released in 1989.

RPM was a Canadian music industry publication that featured song and album charts for Canada. The publication was founded by Walt Grealis in February 1964, supported through its existence by record label owner Stan Klees. RPM ceased publication in November 2000.

Chart performance

Faron Young

Chart (1962)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles7

k.d. lang

Chart (1989–1990)Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM ) [2] 9
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard ) [3] 55

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References

  1. "Faron Young singles". Allmusic . Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  2. "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6680." RPM . Library and Archives Canada. January 27, 1990. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  3. "k.d. lang Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.