Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In LA)

Album: Rhinestone Cowboy (1975)
Charted: 11

Songfacts®:

  • This was yet another huge hit for Glen Campell, one of the first Country artists to experience crossover success, and it's one of this most introspective. He sings about having achieved success and wealth beyond his wildest dreams, but he has lost something of himself and his roots in the process and is wondering why he isn't fulfilled by his stardom. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter wrote this and three other songs on Rhinestone Cowboy, and they also produced the album. Other hits they worked on include "Don't Pull Your Love (Out)," "It Only Takes A Minute" and "Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)."

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 12, 1975, Glen Campbell performed "Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)" on the late night weekly NBC-TV musical variety program, 'The Midnight Special"...
    At the time the song was at #24 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, five weeks later it would peak at #11 {for 2 weeks} and it spent fourteen weeks on the Top 100...
    And on December 21st, 1975 it reached #1 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    It was the second of three straight #1 records on the Adult Contemporary chart, preceded by "Rhinestone Cowboy" and then succeeded by "Don't Pull Your Love/Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"...
    Between 1961 and 2014 he had thirty-seven records on the Top 100 chart, five made the Top 10 with two reaching #1, "Rhinestone Cowboy" for 2 weeks in 1975 and "Southern Nights" for 1 week in 1977...
    Five of his thirty-seven charted records on the Top 100 were duets, three with Bobbie Gentry, and one each with Anne Murray and Rita Coolidge...
    Glen Travis Campbell passed away at the age of 81 earlier this year on August 8th {2017}...
    May he R.I.P.
  • Staley from Dallas, TxThe followup to Rhinestone Cowboy, and basically a sequel, too. I think I actually like the melody for this one more, but Rhinestone Cowboy was a little bigger hit.
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