You Move Me

"You Move Me" is a song co-written by Gordon Kennedy and Pierce Pettis and originally recorded by American contemporary Christian music singer Susan Ashton in 1996. It was recorded by American country music artist Garth Brooks (Ashton had opened for Brooks on the second leg of his 1994 European tour and provided harmony vocals on his 1997 tour of Ireland) and was released as the fourth single from his album Sevens in 1998. It hit No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and reached No. 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

"You Move Me"
You Move Me single.jpg
Single by Garth Brooks
from the album Sevens
ReleasedAugust 24, 1998
FormatCD Single
LabelCapitol Nashville
Songwriter(s)Gordon Kennedy, Pierce Pettis[1]
Producer(s)Allen Reynolds[1]
Garth Brooks singles chronology
"Burnin' the Roadhouse Down"
"You Move Me"
"It's Your Song"


This song is a mostly acoustic mid-tempo song with electric guitar flourishes. The narrator talks about how his lover moves him, gets him off his feet, moves him forward, etc.[2]

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1998) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 3

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 35
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 73


  1. ^ a b c Sevens (CD). Garth Brooks. Capitol Records. 1997. 329519.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ [1]"You Move Me" lyrics at Planet Garth
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7021." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 2, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Garth Brooks Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  6. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.