Topics: Catholic Diocese of Austin Texas
" Austin " is the title of a debut song written by David Kent and Kirsti Manna, and performed by American country music artist Blake Shelton. It was released in April 2001 as his debut single, and was served as the first single from the album Blake Shelton .
The song tells the story of a woman from Austin's attempts to make contact with a former lover. She calls numerous times and is greeted by an answering machine that explains where he could be. At the end of the answering machine message, the man says "and P.S. if this is Austin, I still love you."
"Austin" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of April 28, 2001. It reached the number-one spot on August 11, 2001, and remained there for five weeks until September 15, 2001, when it was knocked off by " I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight " by Toby Keith The song was certified Gold on February 25, 2015, and Platinum on June 9, 2015, by the RIAA.  The song has sold 929,000 copies in the U.S. as of January 2016.