John Deere Tractor (song)

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"John Deere Tractor"
Single by The Judds
from the album Greatest Hits Volume Two
B-side"Calling in the Wind"
ReleasedJuly 1991
GenreCountry
Length3:28
LabelRCA Nashville/Curb
Songwriter(s)L. John Hammond
Producer(s)Brent Maher
The Judds singles chronology
"One Hundred and Two"
(1991)
"John Deere Tractor"
(1991)
"Stuck in Love"
(2000)

"John Deere Tractor" is a song written by Lawrence John Hammond (as L. John Hammond) and recorded by American country music duo The Judds. It was first released on their 1984 debut EP, Wynonna & Naomi. New vocals were recorded over the original instrumental in 1990 for their final album, Love Can Build a Bridge. This version was included on Greatest Hits Volume Two and released as a single in July 1991, peaking at number 29 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.[1]

But the song received its big boost to worldwide fame when Larry Sparks recorded it as a Bluegrass song in 1980 as the title song on his "John Deere Tractor" album for Rebel Records. It shot to the top of the Bluegrass charts and has consistently been a leading standard on Bluegrass radio and recorded and played by dozens of lesser Bluegrass performers ever since.

Chart performance

Chart (1991) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 29
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 60

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Hot Country Songs: 1944-2012, Eighth edition. Record Research. p. 176.
  2. ^ "The Judds Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.