"What Hurts The Most" is a song that was written by Steve Robson and Jeffrey Steele and it was originally recorded and sang by Mark Wills, in 2003.
It was part of his album "And The Crowd Goes Wild" and it was produced by the artist himself along Chris Lindsey. It was a mixture of the pop and country genres and it had a duration of 3:47 minutes.
The song was covered by Jo O'Meara, in 2005. She used it as her first single and it was part of the album "Relentless". The pop rock song was produced by Brian Rawling and it reached number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.
The most notable cover was made by Rascal Flatts, who released it on January 9th, 2006.
Rascal Flatts' version had country and country pop influences and it was part of the album "Me And My Gang".
The cover was produced by Dann Huff and it was recorded in the previous year, 2005.
It has a relatively shorter length, of 3:33 minutes and it was part of the Lyric Street label.
Their version was composed in F minor and it became a huge success.
Rascal Flatts' "What Hurts The Most" was certified platinum by the RIAA, in the United States.
It topped the US Adult Contemporary and the US Hot Country Songs charts and it reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100.
The country music trio performed the song at the Academy Of Country Music Awards, along Kelly Clarkson, in the same year of the release.
The song received two nominations: for "Best Country Song" and "Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals", at the Grammy Awards.
In 2011, the single had sold more than 2 million copies.
The music video for "What Hurts The Most" was directed by Shauna Silva, in first part of the year 2006.
The song also reached the Canadian Singles Chart and the UK Singles Chart. "What Hurts The Most" has also been covered by other artists: Cascada, who released it on November 21st, 2007. It featured eurodance and progressive trance influences.
The trio's version topped the Billboard Dance Airplay chart and it reached number ten on the UK Singles Chart. It was also certified gold in the United States.
"What Hurts The Most" has had a constant presence in the charts worldwide, proving it's an enduring hit, regardless of the artist who sings it.
Rascal Flatts' version of the What Hurts The Most sheet music for piano is available below. Enjoy and stay tuned!