Country Nostalgia: Remember “Streets of Heaven” by Sherrié Austin?
Country music can reach a listener's heart better than any genre in my opinion. There are so many awesome heartfelt songs in country music.
One of those songs is "Streets of Heaven" by Sherrié Austin.
Released in June of 2003, the song would be Austin's first for Broken Bow Records. It went on to peak at #15 on the Mediabase country chart that fall. It reached #18 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Written by Austin, Paul Duncan and Al Kasha, "Streets of Heaven" is a song about a mom or guardian pleading to God to not take a seven-year-old girl from this world as she fights for her life.
The song has a bittersweet ending that implies that the girl did go to heaven but the narrator accepts that fate since she will be in good hands.
Austin is originally from Australia.
It's hard to forget the song when you hear it just once.
Sherrié Austin wasn't new to country music in 2003, however. She charted seven singles before "Streets of Heaven", but none got higher on the chart. She hasn't released a song to radio since 2004.
For a song that never even reached the top 10, I still talk with so many people who remember this song. Hard to believe 2003 was 17 years ago!
Do you remember it?