Sunshine and Summertime

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"Sunshine and Summertime"
Single by Faith Hill
from the album Fireflies
ReleasedJune 17, 2006
RecordedNovember 11, 2004[1]
GenreCountry pop
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
Songwriter(s)John Rich, Kylie Sackley, Rodney Clawson
Producer(s)Byron Gallimore, Faith Hill
Faith Hill singles chronology
"The Lucky One"
"Sunshine and Summertime"
"Stealing Kisses"

"Sunshine and Summertime" is a song written by John Rich, Kylie Sackley, and Rodney Clawson and recorded by American country music singer Faith Hill. It was released in June 2006 as the fourth single from Hill’s 2005 album Fireflies. The song reached No. 7 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.


The song talks about the highlights of the Summer season, including things like, “barefoot ladies and tricked out Mercedes” to “classic colas and ice cold Coronas”.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Sunshine and Summertime" was one of five singles released from Hill's highly successful return-to-roots 2005 country album, Fireflies. "Sunshine and Summertime" debuted outside the Country Top 40 in mid-2006, following the successof her previous Top 10 Country hit, "The Lucky One". The song peaked inside the Country Top 10 in Summer 2006, at No. 7. The song also charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 70, but failed to chart the Pop 100 unlike her first two singles released from the album, including her No. 1, "Mississippi Girl".

"Sunshine and Summertime" was Hill's last solo Top 10 hit to date, as well as her last major hit from the album.


Compiled from liner notes.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 70

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 44


  1. ^ a b Fireflies (CD booklet). Faith Hill. Nashville, Tennessee: Warner Bros. Records Nashville. 2005. 48794-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. ^ Stylus magazine on Faith Hill's Fireflies album
  3. ^ "Faith Hill Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Faith Hill Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved July 11, 2012.