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"What Hurts the Most" is a country pop song
written by Jeffrey Steele and Steve Robson. It was originally recorded by
American country music singer Mark Wills on his album And the Crowd Goes
Wild. The song also appeared on Jeffrey Steele's album You Gotta Start Somewhere
in the same year. In , Bellefire, a pop group, recorded the song.
Jo O'Meara released the song in 2005 as her
first solo single, becoming the first artist to release it as a single. It
was the lead single off her debut album Relentless.
In 2006, country music trio Rascal Flatts released
the song as a single for their album Me And My Gang, and it became their
fifth No. 1 single on Billboard's Country Singles chart. It also peaked at
No. 6 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's first Top 10
pop hit. In addition, the song reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary
Rascal Flatts' recording earned two nominations
for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, in the categories of Best Country Performance
by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and Best Country Song.
Mark Wills' version of the song was to be released
as a single; however, he was dropped from his label before the song could
be released. Nonetheless, Mark's version reached #51 on the Hot Digital Songs
chart in 2006.
"What Hurts the Most" Single by Jo O'Meara,
from the album Relentless, Released 2005, Format CD single, Recorded 2005,
Genre Pop, Length 3:29, Label Sanctuary, Writer(s) Jeffrey Steele, Steve
Robson, Peak chart positions #13 UK, #78 Ireland
"What Hurts the Most" Single by Rascal Flatts,
from the album Me And My Gang, Released 2006, Format CD single, Recorded
2005, Genre Country, country pop, Length 3:33, Label Lyric Street Records,
Writer(s) Jeffrey Steele, Steve Robson, Producer(s) Dann Huff, Peak chart
positions #6 - US Hot 100, #1 - US Hot Country Songs
Rascal Flatts singles chronology, "Skin (Sarabeth)"
(2005) "What Hurts the Most" (2006) "Me And My Gang" (2006)