American Honky-Tonk Bar Association
"American Honky-Tonk Bar Association" is a song written by Bryan Kennedy and Jim Rushing and recorded by American country music singer Garth Brooks. It was released in September 1993 as the second single from his album In Pieces. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart.
|"American Honky-Tonk Bar Association"|
|Single by Garth Brooks|
|from the album In Pieces|
|B-side||"Every Time That It Rains"|
|Released||September 7, 1993|
|Format||CD Single, 7" single|
|Songwriter(s)||Bryan Kennedy, Jim Rushing|
|Garth Brooks singles chronology|
"'AHBA' is definitely one of the livelier moments in our live show. The two writers of this song are not only great artists but have been extremely good friends to me since I moved to Nashville. Jim Rushing's style of music like 'Sometimes Silence Says It All," I think, is what country music is all about. Bryan Kennedy is one of the first guys I met at The Bluebird Cafe and he introduced me to his dad, Jerry Kennedy, who has been very, very good to me. Here's to Jim Rushing at his great country music. Here's to Bryan Kennedy... for his great friendship. And here's to great horses, firm handshakes and great cods."
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||2|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||100|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||47|
-  ASCAP page for this song
- Garth Brooks - The Hits: transcription from the CD booklet (bar code 7-2438-29689-2-4)
- Greenblatt, Mike (April 1994). "Juke Box Jury". Modern Screen's Country Music. 88 (5): 34.
- "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2331." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
- "Garth Brooks Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1994". RPM. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
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