By the Book (song)

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"By the Book"
Single by Michael Peterson
from the album Michael Peterson
Released 1998
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:02
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Michael Peterson, Robert Ellis Orrall
Producer(s) Robert Ellis Orrall, Josh Leo
Michael Peterson singles chronology
"When the Bartender Cries"
"By the Book"
"Somethin' 'bout a Sunday"

"By the Book" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Michael Peterson. It was released in 1998 as the fifth single from the album Michael Peterson. The song reached #19 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] Peterson wrote the song with Robert Ellis Orrall.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1998-1999) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 22
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 19


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 266. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7479." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 8, 1999. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "Michael Peterson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Michael Peterson.
  4. ^ "Michael Peterson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Michael Peterson.