Stay (Black Stone Cherry song)

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"Stay"
Single by Florida Georgia Line
from the album Here's to the Good Times
ReleasedOctober 7, 2013 (2013-10-07)
FormatMusic download
Recorded2012
GenreCountry rock
Length3:19
LabelRepublic Nashville
Writer(s)
Producer(s)Joey Moi
Florida Georgia Line singles chronology
"Round Here"
(2013)
"Stay"
(2013)
"This Is How We Roll"
(2014)
 
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"Stay"
Single by Florida Georgia Line
from the album Here's to the Good Times
ReleasedOctober 7, 2013 (2013-10-07)
FormatMusic download
Recorded2012
GenreCountry rock
Length3:19
LabelRepublic Nashville
Writer(s)
Producer(s)Joey Moi
Florida Georgia Line singles chronology
"Round Here"
(2013)
"Stay"
(2013)
"This Is How We Roll"
(2014)

"Stay" is a song written by Joey Moi and the rock band Black Stone Cherry, who originally recorded it on their 2011 album Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. American country music duo Florida Georgia Line covered the song on their 2012 album Here's to the Good Times.[1] It was released in October 2013 as the album's fourth single[2] and, as of December 18, 2013, it's sold 547,000 copies in the United States.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

In his review of Here's to the Good Times, Billy Dukes of Taste of Country called it "the biggest dud on the album" and wrote that "it’s a clumsy beginner’s effort that only shows off FGL’s vocal flaws when they stray from the party jams."[4] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock was more favorable, writing that "despite being a cover of a Black Stone Cherry song, it suits Florida Georgia Line and is emotional and features some nice mandolin and steel guitar work (though you'll have to strain a bit to hear the latter)."[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Peter Zavadil and premiered in October 2013.[2] It stars Josh Henderson in the leading role.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

"Stay" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of September 28, 2013.[7] It also debuted at number 47 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of December 22, 2012. It also debuted at number 85 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of November 2, 2013. It also debuted at number 73 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of November 23, 2013.

Chart (2013–2014)Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8]39
Canada Country (Billboard)[9]1
US Billboard Hot 100[10]28
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[11]1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[12]1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013)Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[13]97
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14]85
Preceded by
"We Were Us"
by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

December 14, 2013–January 18, 2014
Succeeded by
"Drink a Beer"
by Luke Bryan
Preceded by
"Drunk Last Night"
by Eli Young Band
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

January 4–25, 2014
Succeeded by
"Sweet Annie"
by Zac Brown Band
Preceded by
"Sunny and 75"
by Joe Nichols
Billboard Canada Country
number-one single

January 4–25, 2014
Succeeded by
"Don't Let Me Be Lonely"
by The Band Perry

Certifications[edit]

RegionCertificationSales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[15]Gold500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florida Georgia Line, ‘Stay’ [Listen]". Taste of Country. September 25, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Conaway, Alanna (October 11, 2013). "Florida Georgia Line Release New Music Video for "Stay," Fourth Single Off Debut CD". Roughstock. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.roughstock.com/blog/country-chart-news-the-top-30-digital-singles-december-18-2013-luke-bryan-florida-georgia-line-scotty-mccreery-cassadee-pope-news
  4. ^ Dukes, Billy (December 6, 2012). "Florida Georgia Line, ‘Here’s to the Good Times’ – Album Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (February 3, 2013). "Album Review: Florida Georgia Line - "Here's To The Good Times"". Roughstock. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Florida Georgia Line's "Stay" Video Now Airing on CMT". ABC News Radio. October 7, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ Morris, Edward (September 21, 2013). "Keith Urban's Fuse Tops Country Albums Chart". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Florida Georgia Line.
  9. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Florida Georgia Line.
  10. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Florida Georgia Line.
  11. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Florida Georgia Line.
  12. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Florida Georgia Line.
  13. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 16, 2013". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 16, 2013. p. 21. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Florida Georgia Line – Stay". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 15, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH