Billboard #1 Hits: #367: “Thank God I”m A Country Boy”- John Denver. June 7, 1975. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Thank God I”m A Country Boy”- John Denver
- Record Company-RCA Records
- Genre: Country
- Written by John Martin Sommers
- Time: 3:40
- B-side: “My Sweet Lady”
- Album-An Evening With John Denver
- Grade: B-
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.#1 in Canada, #1 in Yugoslavia.
When I hear this song- it takes me back to the late 70’s early 80’s- Three River Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA whenever they would bring in pitcher Don Robinson to pitch they would play this song. He was a big old farm boy from southern West Virginia. So that is a good memory- and probably why I sort of like this song- by association to baseball.
“Thank God I”m A Country Boy” was written by a member of Denver’s back-up band- John Martin Sommers. It was originally released on a studio album by Denver but the #1 hit single was recorded live. 1975 was a big year for country hits crossing over to the pop charts- six singles were #1 on both the country and pop charts.