She Only Smokes When She Drinks

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"She Only Smokes When She Drinks"
Single by Joe Nichols
from the album Man with a Memory
B-side "Joe's Place"[1]
Released April 28, 2003
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:24
Label Universal South
Writer(s) Connie Harrington
Tim Nichols
Tony Martin
Producer(s) Brent Rowan
Joe Nichols singles chronology
"Brokenheartsville"
(2002)
"She Only Smokes When She Drinks"
(2003)
"Cool to Be a Fool"
(2003)

"She Only Smokes When She Drinks" is a song written by Connie Harrington, Tim Nichols and Tony Martin, and recorded by American country music singer Joe Nichols. It was released in April 2003 as the third single from his album Man with a Memory. The song peaked at number seventeen on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart and also peaked at number seventy two on the Hot 100.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying Rowan's production is "simple and understated, letting Nichols' smokey baritone paint the portrait of a 'complicated girl...who ain't that hard to figure out."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Morgan Lawley and premiered in early 2003.

Chart performance[edit]

"She Only Smokes When She Drinks" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the week of May 3, 2003.

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 72
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 299. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, May 3, 2003
  3. ^ "Joe Nichols Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Joe Nichols. Retrieved February 8, 2011.
  4. ^ "Joe Nichols Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Joe Nichols. Retrieved February 8, 2011.

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