The Rest of Mine

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"The Rest of Mine"
Single by Trace Adkins
from the album Big Time
B-side "Dreamin' Out Loud"[1]
Released September 23, 1997
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:13
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Trace Adkins, Kenny Beard
Producer(s) Scott Hendricks
Trace Adkins singles chronology
"I Left Something Turned On at Home"
"The Rest of Mine"
"Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone"

"The Rest of Mine" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Trace Adkins. It was released in September 1997 as the first single from his album Big Time. His fifth entry on the Billboard country charts, it peaked at number 4 on December 13, 1997 and number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 1, 1997. The song was written by Adkins and Kenny Beard.


"The Rest of Mine" is a mid-tempo where the male narrator addresses his lover. He promises his love to her by saying "No, I can't swear I'll be here / For the rest of your life / But I swear I'll love you / For the rest of mine".

Adkins co-wrote the song with Kenny Beard. The two came up with the idea after watching the movie Phenomenon. Adkins also performed the song at his own wedding.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Thom Owens of Allmusic cited "The Rest of Mine" as a standout track on Big Time, calling it "well-crafted contemporary country showcasing his booming baritone to fine effect."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 70
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 4


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 18. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Flippo, Chet (13 September 1997). "Adkins gets 'Big Time' radio rush". Billboard. 
  3. ^ Owens, Thom. "Big Time review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  4. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 19, 1998. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  5. ^ "Trace Adkins Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Trace Adkins.
  6. ^ "Trace Adkins Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Trace Adkins.

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