To give credit where it is due, the song "I Swear" (like many successful R&B and pop songs!) is country music in its original form. The song was written by Gary Baker and Frank Myers and first appeared on John Michael Montgomery's Kickin' It Up album (1994). It did well, receiving several awards, the most prestigious of which was the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Country Song. It was also nominated for Song Of The Year and Best Male Country Vocal Performance.

Awards: 1994 Country Radio Awards - Single Of The Year
1994 CMA Single of The Year
1994 Billboard magazine's Single of the Year
1994 Radio and Records magazine's Single of the Year
1995 Grammy, Best Country Song