Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie

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"Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie"
Single by Michael Peterson
from the album Michael Peterson
B-side "For a Song"
Released May 6, 1997
Format 7" single, CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:01
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Michael Peterson
Paula Carpenter
Producer(s) Josh Leo
Robert Ellis Orrall
Michael Peterson singles chronology
"Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie"
"From Here to Eternity"

"Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie" is the title of a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Michael Peterson. It was released in May 1997 as the first single from his debut album Michael Peterson. The song reached #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in August 1997.[1] The song was written by Peterson and Paula Carpenter.

Critical reception[edit]

Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Peterson has a "full-throated delivery that exudes personality and vocal charm." He goes on to say that the "energy in the production complements Peterson's performance, and the whole package signals the birth of a new star."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Tim Hamilton and premiered in mid-1997.

Chart performance[edit]

"Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 17, 1997.

Chart (1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 86
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 33
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 16


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