“Galveston” is a song written by Jimmy Webb and popularized by American country music singer Glen Campbell who recorded it with the instrumental backing of members of The Wrecking Crew.In 2003, this song ranked number 8 in CMT’s 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music. Campbell’s version of the song also went to number 1 on the country music charts.On other charts, “Galveston” went to number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the “Easy Listening” charts.It was certified gold by the RIAA in October 1969.
The song is considered as the official anthem of Galveston Island and the City of Galveston, Texas.
B-side “How Come Every Time I Itch I Wind Up Scratchin’ You”
Released February 24, 1969
Recorded November 27, 1968 and January 9, 1969
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Country pop, soft rock
Label Capitol 2428
Songwriter(s) Jimmy Webb
Producer(s) Al DeLory