Tell Her (Lonestar song)

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"Tell Her"
Single by Lonestar
from the album Lonely Grill
Released September 18, 2000
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:27
Label BNA
Writer(s) Craig Wiseman, Kwesi B.[1]
Producer(s) Dann Huff[1]
Lonestar singles chronology
"What About Now"
(2000)
"Tell Her"
(2000)
"I'm Already There"
(2001)

"Tell Her" is a song written by Craig Wiseman and Kwesi B.[2] It was recorded by American country music group Lonestar. It was released in September 2000 as the fifth and final single from their album Lonely Grill. The song reached Number One on the Billboard country charts, becoming their sixth Number One hit.

This song should not be confused with the female interpretation of "Tell Him". "Tell Him" (and Tell Her) is a song written and composed by Bert Berns, which was first recorded as "Tell Her" in 1962.

Content[edit]

"Tell Her" is a country pop ballad. In it, the male narrator addresses a male friend of his who is "lookin' for a friend" to help him. In the first verse, the narrator discovers that his friend is having difficulty in his relationship ("So you say your love's about to end / You say you can't take no more, she's out the door"). The narrator then asks whether the friend was "furious" or if he told her that he loves her.

The song's radio edit features a different vocal track, as well as a string section not present in the radio edit. Lonestar's greatest hits package uses the album version.

Chart performance[edit]

"Tell Her" reached its peak of number 1 on the Billboard country charts for the week of February 3, 2001. It held the position for two weeks. Like "What About Now" before it, the song also reached Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 39. It was the fourth consecutive Number One from the album.[3]

Chart (2000-2001) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 39

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 36
Preceded by
"Without You"
by Dixie Chicks
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

February 3—February 10, 2001
Succeeded by
"There Is No Arizona"
by Jamie O'Neal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lonely Grill (CD). Lonestar. BNA Records. 1999. 67762-2. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ "Lonestar biography". CMT. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Lonestar Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lonestar.
  5. ^ "Lonestar Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Lonestar.
  6. ^ "Best of 2001: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2012.