Love Don't Run (song)

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"Love Don't Run"
Single by Steve Holy
from the album Love Don't Run
Released January 10, 2011 (2011-01-10)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:41
Label Curb
Writer(s) Rachel Thibodeau
Joe Leathers
Ben Glover
Producer(s) Lee Thomas Miller[1]
Steve Holy singles chronology
"Baby Don't Go"
(2010)
"Love Don't Run"
(2011)
"Until the Rain Stops"
(2011)

"Love Don't Run" is the title of a song written by Rachel Thibodeau, Joe Leathers and Ben Glover, and recorded by American country music singer Steve Holy. It is the fifteenth single of his career, and was released in January 2011 as the first single and title track from his album Love Don't Run.

History[edit]

Rachel Thibodeau told Taste of Country that she "wanted to write a relationship song about sticking it out when times are tough". She co-wrote it with Joe Leathers and Ben Glover at Leathers' house in Rosemary Beach, Florida.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Bobby Peacock of Roughstock gave it four-and-a-half stars out of five, saying that Holy "has never sounded any better" and praising the "straightforward" lyrics.[3] Similarly, Janet Goodman of The 9513 said that Holy "showcases a voice with newfound maturity",[4] and Matthew Wilkening of Taste of Country thought that Holy sang "passionately".[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song debuted on CMT.com July 22, 2011, and was directed by Eric Welch.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 19
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 78

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duvall, Erin (15 March 2011). "Steve Holy returns with "Love Don't Run"". The Boot. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Conaway, Alanna (30 March 2011). "Steve Holy, ‘Love Don’t Run’ – Lyrics Uncovered". Taste of Country. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Peacock, Bobby (18 January 2011). "Steve Holy — "Love Don't Run"". Roughstock. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Goodman, Janet (14 January 2011). "Steve Holy — "Love Don't Run"". The 9513. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Wilkening, Matthew (4 January 2011). "Steve Holy, ‘Love Don’t Run’ – Song Spotlight". Taste of Country. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Steve Holy : Love Don't Run". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Steve Holy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Steve Holy.
  8. ^ "Steve Holy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Steve Holy.
  9. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.