(I'm A) Stand by My Woman Man

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"(I'm A) Stand by My Woman Man"
Single by Ronnie Milsap
from the album 20/20 Vision
B-side "Lovers, Friends and Strangers"
Released July 10, 1976
Genre Country
Length 2:58
Label RCA
Writer(s) Kent Robbins
Producer(s) Tom Collins, Jack D. Johnson
Ronnie Milsap singles chronology
"What Goes On When the Sun Goes Down"
"(I'm A) Stand by My Woman Man"
"Let My Love Be Your Pillow"

"(I'm A) Stand by My Woman Man" is a song written by Kent Robbins, and recorded by American country music artist Ronnie Milsap. It was released in July 1976 as the second single from the album 20/20 Vision. "(I'm A) Stand by My Woman Man" was Ronnie Milsap's sixth number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for two weeks and spent a total of eleven weeks within the top 40.[1] It is an answer song to Tammy Wynette's Stand By Your Man. [1].

According to Milsap, the song was "almost" a lawsuit because the opening piano melody, played by session musician Hargus "Pig" Robbins, sounded similar to Robbins' intro on "Behind Closed Doors".[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 232. 
  2. ^ Rich, Kienzle (2004). Ultimate Ronnie Milsap (CD booklet). Ronnie Milsap. RCA Records. 82876. 
  3. ^ "Ronnie Milsap – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Ronnie Milsap.
Preceded by
"Bring It On Home to Me"
by Mickey Gilley
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

August 28-September 4, 1976
Succeeded by
"I Don't Want to Have to Marry You"
by Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 18-September 25, 1976
Succeeded by
"Can't You See"
by Waylon Jennings