“Detroit City” is a song written by Danny Dill and Mel Tillis, made famous by Billy Grammer (as “I Wanna Go Home”),country music singer Bobby Bare and Tom Jones. Bare’s version was released in 1963. The song — sometimes known as “I Wanna Go Home” (from the opening line to the refrain) — was Bare’s first Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart that summer, and became a country music standard.
The song won Bobby Bare a Grammy for the Best Country & Western Recording in 1963.
From the album Detroit City and Other Hits
B-side “Heart of Ice”
Released May 1963 (U.S.)
Recorded April 18, 1963
Label RCA Victor
Songwriter(s) Danny Dill and Mel Tillis
Producer(s) Chet Atkins