In a Big Country by Big Country was released in the United Kingdom on May 19, 1983, with All of Us as the B side. It was a single from the Scottish band’s debut studio album, The Crossing. It was later released in the United States in the fall of 1983.
The song reached No. 17 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. In Canada, it peaked at No. 3 on the RPM Top Singles Chart.
Although Big Country had other hits in the United Kingdom, In a Big Country was their only Top 40 hit single in the United States.