If You See Him/If You See Her

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"If You See Him/If You See Her"
Single by Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn
from the album If You See Him (Reba McEntire album)
If You See Her (Brooks & Dunn album)
Released April 27, 1998
Format CD single, 7"
Genre Country
Length 3:59
Label MCA Nashville/Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Tommy Lee James
Jennifer Kimball
Terry McBride
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Tim DuBois
Reba McEntire chronology
"What If?"
(1997)
"If You See Him/If You See Her"
(1998)
"Forever Love"
(1998)
Brooks & Dunn chronology
"He's Got You"
(1997)
"If You See Him/If You See Her"
(1998)
"How Long Gone"
(1998)

"If You See Him/If You See Her" is a song written by Terry McBride, Jennifer Kimball and Tommy Lee James, and recorded by American country music artist Reba McEntire, along with the duo Brooks & Dunn. It served as the title track to each artist's respective 1998 albums (If You See Him for Reba, and If You See Her for Brooks & Dunn), both released on June 2 of that year.[1] The song was concurrently promoted and distributed by both artists' labels: MCA Nashville and Arista Nashville, then the respective labels for McEntire and Brooks & Dunn. It is the only single to feature both Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn on vocals.

It is a ballad, alternating McEntire's vocals with those of Ronnie Dunn (one half of the duo), while Kix Brooks (the other half) provides harmony vocals on the verses sung by Dunn. McEntire and Brooks & Dunn debuted the song at the Academy of Country Music awards in 1998.[1]

The song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts for the week of June 27, 1998, and held that position for two weeks, giving McEntire her twenty-ninth Number One single, and Brooks & Dunn their twelfth.

On the Brooks & Dunn: The Last Rodeo special on (on CBS) May 23, 2010, Lady Antebellum sang this song with Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn coming in towards the end.

Music Video[edit]

The video starts off with Reba at a bar. Then Kix Brooks comes to the bar. Then Reba sings in an empty fancy theatre, along with Ronnie Dunn. A piano on the stage is seen in the background, and Kix is seen playing the piano. Before the end of the video, Kix and Ronnie are talking to each other as Kix is going to his truck. After Ronnie leaves, Kix goes into his truck. Then his phone rings, and talks with Reba for a little bit. After they hang up, Kix drives away.

Chart positions[edit]

"If You See Him/If You See Her" debuted at number 32 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of May 2, 1998. It peaked at number 1 and it stayed in the position for two consecutive weeks.

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 14
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wix, Kimmy (1998-06-05). "Reba and Brooks & Dunn: Good Things Come In Threes". Country Music Television. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 6, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "Reba McEntire Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Reba McEntire.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
Preceded by
"I Just Want to Dance with You"
by George Strait
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

June 27-July 4, 1998
Succeeded by
"The Shoes You're Wearing"
by Clint Black
Preceded by
"The Shoes You're Wearing"
by Clint Black
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 6-July 13, 1998