I'm Movin' On

Album: Rascal Flatts (2000)
Charted: 41
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Songfacts®:

  • This is a melancholy ballad, sung in almost whispers. It tells the story of a man who thinks about the trouble in his past:

    I've dealt with my ghosts and I've faced all my demons
    Finally content with the past I regret


    He states that he's finally found peace with himself, now that he has moved away from the town that he lives:

    I never dreamed home would end up where I don't belong
    I'm movin' on
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    Suggestion credit:
    Landon - Winchester, OH
  • "I'm Movin' On" was written by the Nashville songwriters Phillip White and D. Vincent Williams. White's credits include "Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On" by Neal McCoy and the Reba McEntire songs "He Gets That From Me" and "I'm A Survivor." Williams also wrote "Hands Of A Working Man" by Ty Herndon and "Oklahoma" by Billy Gilman.

    Rascal Flatts used session musicians at this time. On this track, they included:

    Tim Akers - keyboards
    Brent Mason - guitar
    Jonathan Yudkin - strings
    Lonnie Wilson - drums
  • This was the fourth single from the first Rascal Flatts album, following "Prayin' For Daylight," "This Everyday Love" and "While You Loved Me." The band got a big promotional push from their label, Lyric Street Records, a subsidiary of Disney, and all four singles charted on Hot 100 and made the Top 10 of the Country chart. Rascal Flatts went on to become one of the biggest hit-makers of the '00s, with 10 #1 Country hits.
  • "I'm Movin' On" was a pivotal song for the band. It started to gain traction in early 2002 when they were on tour with Toby Keith playing to huge crowds. As the song grew in popularity, they noticed the audience starting to sing it back to them, an early indicator that something big was happening. Indeed, Rascal Flatts soon became headliners and one of the biggest acts of the decade.

Comments: 3

  • Jimbards from TnWow. Just wow. Have been through many trials and tribulations during my life, some self-inflicted, more recent, mourning the passing of my son of 19, a tragic auto accident I had weeks before losing my son, losing my best-ever dog of 12 years, and losing my father the summer of 2021. I have been divorced twice, estranged from my kids with my first wife, been evicted, broke and bankrupt. Had none of that happened, I wouldn't have moved from Rhode Island to Tennessee (I never dreamed home would end up where I don't belong), and married to the best wife EVER! I have recently come to terms with the mourning of my son, started coming out of the house to see the light of day, got back into the workforce. It makes me feel like the song was written for me, and I have come to find life HAS been patiently waiting for me! It is a VERY emotional song to me, and i break down most every time I hear it.
  • Tami from MaineI found 'I'm Movin On" to help me get through my divorce in 2000. I now find it is time for me to move on again and the song still makes me cry and feel strong at the same time. Big changes are never easy....but powerful too. I need to take care of myself...and movin' on is the answer for me. Nothing melancholy about taking control and facing struggles with awareness.
  • Dalan from Notacityyet, MtAfter a bad divorce I left a lot behind. I moved on and when I first heard this song I cried like I never cried before. The marriage to the wrong woman for all the wrong reasons left me a bit shattered, but I moved on and to this day, I still move on ... onward and upward (but not outward "middle age spread ... lol").

    Many people can not stand the melencholy of this song. I can understand their thoughts. This song had got me through some very sad times in my life. I lost a lot to be the best person I have ever been in my life, thanks to this song.
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