Kenny Chesney – You Had Me From Hello, is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in April 1999 as the second single from his 1999 album Everywhere We Go. The song reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart in September 1999. It was also certified gold by the RIAA. Chesney wrote this song with Skip Ewing.
In 1996, Chesney and Skip Ewing saw the movie Jerry Maguire. In one of the film’s most memorable scenes at the end of the movie, Tom Cruise’s title character gives out a heartfelt speech to Renée Zellweger’s character, Dorothy Boyd; Zellweger stops Cruise and tearfully says “You had me at ‘hello’.” Chesney liked that line and decided to write a song based on it. Chesney and Zellweger were later married for four months in 2005.
Kenny Chesney – You Had Me From Hello
From the album Everywhere We Go
B-side “Everywhere We Go”
Released April 19, 1999
Label BNA 65745
Songwriter(s) Kenny Chesney Skip Ewing
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon Norro Wilson