" is a single by American
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artist Josh Turner
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. Released in June 2007, "Firecracker" is the lead-off single to Turner's third studio album, Everything Is Fine
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, which was released on MCA Nashville Records on October 30, 2007. His fastest-climbing single, the song reached a peak of #2 on the Billboard
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Hot Country Songs
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The song is an up-tempo number in which the narrator describes the intensity of his lover as being comparable to the explosion of a firecracker
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A music video was released to promote the single, directed by Peter Zavadil
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. In the video, Turner is seen pulling up to a fireworks outlet. While he is inside shopping, mixed in are scenes of a young man, flirting with the girl at the counter, played by Miss Kentucky Teen USA
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2005, Sarah Bryan Withers. Turner is shown performing the song on an outdoor stage in parts of the video.
The video is shot in Kimball, Tennessee, near Jasper and South Pittsburg.
"Firecracker" debuted at #58 on the U.S. Billboard
Hot Country Songs for the week of July 14, 2007.