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Big Sky Country (song)

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A-side  "Big Sky Country"
Genre  Rock
Released  1991 (US) 1992 (EU)
B-side  "Phone Call from Leavenworth" "Kick the Stones"
Format  7" vinyl 12" vinyl Compact disc
Recorded  Kingsway Studio, New Orleans, LA, USA

"Big Sky Country" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Chris Whitley. It was the second single to be released from his 1991 début album, Living with the Law, and became a hit single in the United States, rising to #35 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart in 1991.


Music video

The music video features Whitley singing and playing his 1931 National Triolian in a variety of indoor and outdoor (Spanish mission / cemetery, midway, and American desert) environments. Parts of the video were filmed in stop motion animation. Bassist Alan Gevaert and a drummer appear in some scenes.

Cover versions

John Mayer has covered the song live.


  • Chris Whitley – National acoustic guitar, guitar, vocal, bass, and synth guitar
  • Bill Dillon – guitar, pedal steel, and guitorgan
  • Ronald Jones – drums
  • Produced by Malcolm Burn
  • Recorded by Mark Howard
  • Mixed by Malcolm Burn and Mark Howard
  • References

    Big Sky Country (song) Wikipedia

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