Bury the Shovel

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"Bury the Shovel"
Single by Clay Walker
from the album Hypnotize the Moon
Released September 16, 1996[1]
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:27
Label Giant
Songwriter(s) Chris Arms, Chuck Jones
Producer(s) James Stroud
Clay Walker singles chronology
"Only on Days That End in "Y""
"Bury the Shovel"
"Rumor Has It"

"Only on Days That End in "Y""
"Bury the Shovel"
"Rumor Has It"

"Bury the Shovel is a song written by Chris Arms and Chuck Jones, and recorded by American country music singer Clay Walker. It was released in September 1996 as the fourth and final single from his album Hypnotize the Moon.

The song is Walker's eleventh single release, as well as his eleventh Top Twenty hit on the Billboard country singles charts.

Critical reception[edit]

Larry Flick of Billboard described the song "There is almost a swampy mooodiness to the melody, yet the production is brisk and the production taut. A sure bet to perk up programmer's ears".[2]

Chart positions[edit]

"Bury the Shovel" is Walker's eleventh Top 40 single on the Billboard country singles charts. The song spent 18 weeks on the charts,[3] peaking at number 18 on the chart week of November 16. It also peaked at number 24 on the RPM Country Tracks charts in Canada.


Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 24
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 18


  1. ^ PR Newswire. Clay Walker Gets Third Platinum Certification (13 September 1996)
  2. ^ Larry Flick, Billboard Magazine, September 28, 1996, Billboard Magazine
  3. ^ "Hot Country Songs listing for "Bury the Shovel"". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9900." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 9, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Clay Walker Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

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