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"If You Ever Have Forever in Mind"
Single by Vince Gill
from the album The Key
B-side "Given More Time"[1]
Released May 25, 1998
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:38
Label MCA Nashville
Writer(s) Vince Gill, Troy Seals
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Vince Gill singles chronology
"You and You Alone"
(1997)
"If You Ever Have Forever in Mind"
(1998)
"Kindly Keep It Country"
(1998)

"If You Ever Have Forever in Mind" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Vince Gill. It was released in May 1998 as the first single from the album The Key. The song reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 1 in Canada. It also won Gill the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.[1] It was written by Gill and Troy Seals.

Critical reception[edit]

Chuck Taylor, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably saying that "there's a classy vintage sound to this soft ballad." He goes on to say that the "delicate piano and whispery percussion underscore Gil's silky vocal performance."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jim Shea and premiered in early 1998.

Chart performance[edit]

"If You Ever Have Forever in Mind" debuted at number 61 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 30, 1998.

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 60
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 20
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 159–160. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, May 30, 1998
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Vince Gill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Vince Gill.
  5. ^ "Vince Gill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Vince Gill.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
Preceded by
"True"
by George Strait
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 14, 1998
Succeeded by
"I'm Alright"
by Jo Dee Messina

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20 news items

 
The National
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 03:41:23 -0800

While UB40's latest album, last year's Getting Over the Storm, may have them reggae-fying standard country and western songs (such as Vince Gill's If You Ever Have Forever in Mind and The Allman Brothers' Midnight Rider), Duncan's voice continues the ...

DigitalJournal.com

DigitalJournal.com
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:15:02 -0700

The guitarist and occasional lead vocalist for one of Britain's best loved bands discusses their extensive touring plans, the joys of playing smaller venues and country music's long-standing relationship with reggae.
 
Something Else! Reviews
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 04:59:47 -0700

... likes of Willie Nelson (“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”), Buck Owens (“Crying Time”), Randy Travis (“On the Other Hand”), Vince Gill (“If You Ever Have Forever In Mind”), George Jones (the title track) and (in an inspired choice) Jim Reeves' “He'll ...
 
Boston Music Spotlight
Fri, 10 May 2013 11:16:45 -0700

Among the standouts were “If You Ever Have Forever In Mind” and “Whenever You Come Around”. Backing vocalist Dawn Sears fulfilled her dream of performing with a live orchestra when Gill handed her the lead for “Faint Of Heart”. If there was a complaint ...

Boston Globe

Boston Globe
Wed, 08 May 2013 20:56:57 -0700

The Boston Pops opened its 128th season Wednesday night, bringing Hollywood and honky tonk to Symphony Hall. While country music star Vince Gill was the featured artist with the Pops, it was Dr. David King who drew the night's biggest applause.
 
Express.co.uk
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:39:27 -0700

... started trawling through our favourite country albums and settled on songs such as George Jones' 'Getting Over The Storm', Jim Reeves' 'He'll Have To Go', Willie Nelson' 'Blues Eyes Crying In The Rain' and Vince Gill's 'If You Ever Have Forever In ...

Music News

Music News
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:00:00 -0700

... started trawling through our favourite country albums and settled on songs such as George Jones' 'Getting Over The Storm', Jim Reeves' 'He'll Have To Go', Willie Nelson' 'Blues Eyes Crying In The Rain' and Vince Gill's 'If You Ever Have Forever In ...
 
Country Weekly
Mon, 15 Aug 2011 08:46:06 -0700

The show turned into a true family affair as Vince's daughter Jenny took the stage to perform “If You Ever Have Forever in Mind” as the proud dad looked on. Vince's wife, Amy Grant, joined Vince for a duet on “True Love.” An emotional Vince addressed ...
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