If You Ever Stop Loving Me
|"If You Ever Stop Loving Me"|
|Single by Montgomery Gentry|
|from the album You Do Your Thing|
|Released||February 2, 2004|
|Length||3:24 (album version)
3:00 (single version)
|Montgomery Gentry singles chronology|
"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.
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.
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."
The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered in early 2004.
"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.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||30|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||13|
by Gretchen Wilson
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
July 3, 2004
by Toby Keith
- You Do Your Thing (CD booklet). Columbia Records. 2004. pp. 4–5. 90558.
- Billboard, February 21, 2004
- "Montgomery Gentry Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Montgomery Gentry.
- "Montgomery Gentry Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Montgomery Gentry.
- "Best of 2004: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2004. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
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