You and You Alone (song)

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"You and You Alone"
Single by Vince Gill
from the album High Lonesome Sound
B-side "Given More Time"
Released July 7, 1997
Genre Country
Length 3:23
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Vince Gill
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Vince Gill singles chronology
"A Little More Love"
"You and You Alone"
"If You Ever Have Forever in Mind"

"You and You Alone" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Vince Gill. It was released in July 1997 as the fifth single from the album High Lonesome Sound. The song reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] The song features performing artist Shelby Lynne on backing vocals during the chorus, and both performers appeared on the 1997 CMA Awards show performing the song together.

Critical reception

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling the song "smooth, warm, and swirling with gentle emotion." She goes on to say that the production is "typically classy and understated." [2]

Music video

The music video was directed by Gerry Wenner and premiered in mid-1997.

Chart performance

"You and You Alone" debuted at number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 19, 1997.

Chart (1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 8
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 8

Year-end charts

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 66
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 61


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 136.
  2. ^ Billboard, July 12, 1997
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3359." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 20, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "Vince Gill Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  6. ^ "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.

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