If You Ever Stop Loving Me

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"If You Ever Stop Loving Me"
Single by Montgomery Gentry
from the album You Do Your Thing
Released February 2, 2004
Genre Country
Length 3:24 (album version)
3:00 (single version)
Label Columbia Nashville
Writer(s) Bob DiPiero
Rivers Rutherford
Tom Shapiro
Producer(s) Rivers Rutherford[1]
Montgomery Gentry singles chronology
"Hell Yeah"
(2003)
"If You Ever Stop Loving Me"
(2004)
"You Do Your Thing"
(2004)

"If You Ever Stop Loving Me" is a song recorded by American country music duo Montgomery Gentry. It was released in February 2004 as the lead-off single to their album You Do Your Thing, as well as their first Number One single on the country charts. It also peaked at #30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, making it their biggest crossover hit. It was written by Bob DiPiero, Rivers Rutherford and Tom Shapiro.

Content[edit]

The narrator is a man who experienced tough experiences in life, but as long as his significant other stays with him he can handle anything.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably saying that Gentry delivers a "solid performance that is full of personality." The production was reviewed as "an edgy, groove-laden framework, punctuating the duo's gutsy performance with crunchy guitars and driving production."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered in early 2004.

Chart positions[edit]

"If You Ever Stop Loving Me" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of February 7, 2004.

Chart (2004) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 30

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 13
Preceded by
"Redneck Woman"
by Gretchen Wilson
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

July 3, 2004
Succeeded by
"Whiskey Girl"
by Toby Keith

References[edit]

  1. ^ You Do Your Thing (CD booklet). Montgomery Gentry. Columbia Records. 2004. pp. 4–5. 90558. 
  2. ^ Billboard, February 21, 2004
  3. ^ "Montgomery Gentry Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Montgomery Gentry.
  4. ^ "Montgomery Gentry Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Montgomery Gentry.
  5. ^ "Best of 2004: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2004. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 

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