16th Avenue (song)

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"16th Avenue"
Single by Lacy J. Dalton
from the album 16th Avenue
B-side "You Can't Take the Texas Out of Me"
Released September 11, 1982
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:08
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Thom Schuyler
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
Lacy J. Dalton singles chronology
"Slow Down"
(1982)
"16th Avenue"
(1982)
"Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)"
(1983)

"Slow Down"
(1982)
"16th Avenue"
(1982)
"Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)"
(1983)

"16th Avenue" is a song written by Thom Schuyler, and recorded by American country music artist Lacy J. Dalton. It was released in September 1982 as the second single and title track from the album 16th Avenue, the song reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

In 2007, the song was covered by Sunny Sweeney on her debut album Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame.

Content[edit]

Thom Schuyler said that after he wrote the song, he considered it "too much of an 'industry' kind of song" and had it filed away until a publisher asked if he had any new material. A song plugger then took it to producer Billy Sherrill, who produced Dalton's recording of it. Dalton also sang it at the opening of the 1982 Country Music Association awards telecast.[2]

The location referred to in the song is Music Row in Nashville, which in the 1960s was being changed from residential homes to refurbished office space for the music industry.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982–1983) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 7
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 96. 
  2. ^ Canfield, J.; Hansen, M.V.; Rudder, R. (2011). Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music: The Inspirational Stories behind 101 of Your Favorite Country Songs. Chicken Soup for the Soul. ISBN 9781611591903. Retrieved 2015-08-13. 
  3. ^ http://hitchcockcountry.com/main/bless-the-boys-and-girls-that-make-the-noise-on-16th-avenue/