A Man Holdin' On (To a Woman Lettin' Go)

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"A Man Holdin' On (To a Woman Lettin' Go)"
Single by Ty Herndon
from the album Big Hopes
Released March 23, 1998
Genre Country
Length 3:36
Label Epic
Writer(s) Bobby Taylor
Gene Dobbins
John Ramey
Producer(s) Byron Gallimore
Ty Herndon singles chronology
"I Have to Surrender"
(1997)
"A Man Holdin' On (To a Woman Lettin' Go)"
(1998)
"It Must Be Love"
(1998)

"A Man Holdin' On (To a Woman Lettin' Go)" is the title of a song written by Gene Dobbins, John Ramey and Bobby Taylor, and recorded by American country music artist Ty Herndon. It was released in March 1998 as the first single from his album Big Hopes. The song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in July 1998.[1]

Content[edit]

The song offers up different lyrical snapshots of men in difficult transitions.

Critical reception[edit]

Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably saying that the "caliber of the song, combined with Herndon's strong vocal performance and Byron Gallimore's skilled production, should guarantee it heavy airplay."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Steven Goldmann and premiered in early 1998.

Chart performance[edit]

"A Man Holdin' On" debuted at number 74 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of March 28, 1998.

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 14
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 81
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 92
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ty Herndon Hot Country Songs Chart History
  2. ^ Billboard, March 21, 1998
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks. RPM. August 3, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Ty Herndon Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Ty Herndon.
  5. ^ "Ty Herndon Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Ty Herndon.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.