"Look at Us" is a song co-written and recorded by American country artist Vince Gill. It was released in September 1991 as the third single from the album Pocket Full of Gold. The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] Gill wrote the song with Max D. Barnes.

"Look at Us"
Single by Vince Gill
from the album Pocket Full of Gold
B-side"I Quit"
ReleasedSeptember 16, 1991
Format7" single
RecordedNovember 1990
Studio 6
Nashville, Tennessee
GenreCountry
Length4:00
LabelMCA
Songwriter(s)Vince Gill, Max D. Barnes
Producer(s)Tony Brown
Vince Gill singles chronology
"Liza Jane"
(1991)
"Look at Us"
(1991)
"Take Your Memory with You"
(1992)

ContentEdit

"Look at Us" features a pedal steel guitar intro from John Hughey, who was known for his "crying steel" method of playing by using the higher ranges of the instrument. Of this solo, Gill said that it "makes that song recognizable by what happens before any words even get sung."[2]

Other versionsEdit

John Prine recorded the song as a duet with Morgane Stapleton as part of his 2016 album For Better, or Worse. Deana Carter also performed a cover to celebrate 50 years of the CMA Awards.[3]

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by John Lloyd Miller and premiered in late 1991. It contains videos and photographs of several long-timed married couples, still in love. The video featured Gill's ex wife (Janis Arnold Gill) - they later divorced in 1997.

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 12
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 135.
  2. ^ "Steel guitar player John Hughey dies at 73". USA Today. 2007-11-19. Retrieved 2008-08-18.
  3. ^ http://www.forevercountry50.com/videos/deana-carter-look-us
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1701." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "Vince Gill Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.