Drivin' and Cryin'

"Drivin' and Cryin'" is a song recorded by American country music artist Steve Wariner. It was released in November 1993 as the second single from the album Drive. The song reached #24 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] The song was written by Spike Blake and Rick Giles.

"Drivin' and Cryin'"
Single by Steve Wariner
from the album Drive
ReleasedNovember 13, 1993
Songwriter(s)Spike Blake, Rick Giles
Producer(s)Scott Hendricks
Steve Wariner singles chronology
"If I Didn't Love You"
"Drivin' and Cryin'"
"It Won't Be Over You"


The narrator has left his significant other and is talking about letting out his pent up emotions as he is driving down an unknown highway in Texas, and is contemplating driving to either Dallas or San Antonio to distract himself.

Music videoEdit

The video was directed by Deaton-Flanigen and shows Wariner along Texas State Highway 395 playing guitar with clips of him driving and in a cafe, which black and white footage of him leaving his lover. The video was filmed in Amarillo, Texas.

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1993–1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 65
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 24


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 372.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2359." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 17, 1994. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "Steve Wariner Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.