She's My Rock

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"She's My Rock"
Single by Stoney Edwards
from the album She's My Rock
B-side "I Won't Make It Through the Day"
Released October 1972
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Gene Dobbins
Producer(s) Ken Nelson
Earl Ball
Stoney Edwards singles chronology
"All She Made of Me"
(1972)
"She's My Rock"
(1972)
"You're a Believer"
(1973)
"He's My Rock"
Single by Brenda Lee
from the album Sincerely
B-side "Feel Free"
Released March 24, 1975
Genre Country
Label MCA
Brenda Lee singles chronology
"Rock on Baby"
(1974)
"He's My Rock"
(1975)
"Bringing It Back"
(1975)
"She's My Rock"
Single by George Jones
from the album Ladies' Choice
B-side "(What Love Can Do) The Second Time Around"
Released August 1984
Genre Country
Label Epic
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
George Jones singles chronology
"You've Still Got a Place in My Heart"
(1984)
"She's My Rock"
(1984)
"Hallelujah, I Love You So"
(1984)

"She's My Rock" is a song written by Gene Dobbins. It was first recorded by Stoney Edwards on his 1973 album She's My Rock. Edwards' version peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

The song is sometimes recorded by female artists. In these cases, the song becomes "He's My Rock," with the genders changed as appropriate.

Regardless of the song's title -- either "He's My Rock" or "She's My Rock" -- the song retains the same subject matter: A person who is aware of the seedy past of his/her now-spouse and -- when confronted with the facts -- strongly defending him/her and warning the antagonist to back off because of his/her own unflattering character.

Cover versions[edit]

  • Brenda Lee covered the song as "He's My Rock" for her 1975 album, Sincerely. Lee's rendition peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
  • Olivia Newton-John also covered the song as "He's My Rock" on her 1975 album Clearly Love. Though her version was not a single on its own, it did become the B-side of her #13 Billboard Hot 100 and #1 Adult Contemporary hit of that year, "Something Better to Do."
  • George Jones released a cover of the song in August 1984 as the first single from his album Ladies' Choice. Jones' version reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in December 1984[1] and No. 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada in January 1985.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Stoney Edwards[edit]

Chart (1972–1973) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 20
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 43

Brenda Lee[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 8
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 10

George Jones[edit]

Chart (1984–1985) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 2
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Preceded by
"Chance of Lovin' You"
by Earl Thomas Conley
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

January 5, 1985
Succeeded by
"The Best Year of My Life"
by Eddie Rabbitt

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