15 Minutes (Rodney Atkins song)

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"15 Minutes"
Rodney Atkins - 15 Minutes.jpg
Single by Rodney Atkins
from the album It's America
Released May 26, 2009
Format CD single
Music download
Genre Country
Length 2:39
Label Curb
Writer(s) Tony Mullins
Jamie Lee Thurston
Producer(s) Ted Hewitt
Rodney Atkins singles chronology
"It's America"
"15 Minutes"
"Chasin' Girls"

"15 Minutes" is a song written by Tony Mullins and Jamie Lee Thurston, and recorded by American country music singer Rodney Atkins. It was released in May 2009 as the second single from his album It's America.


The narrator talks about quitting smoking, drinking, and women. He states "it was the worst 15 minutes of [his] life", show that he couldn't last long without them.

Critical reception[edit]

Pierce Greenberg of Engine 145 described "15 Minutes" favorably in his review of the album, comparing it to Kevin Fowler's and Brad Paisley's styles and saying, "Likely to be a crowd favorite, it's a song that shows the same kind of thoughtful, clever hook that those artists have built careers around."[1] Todd Sterling of Allmusic called it a "honky tonk mashup" and said that it had "a ton of heart" even if it was "calculated".[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 20
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[4] 15


  1. ^ Greenberg, Pierce (2009-03-31). "It's America review". Engine 145. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  2. ^ Sterling, Todd. "It's America review". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rodney Atkins – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Rodney Atkins.
  4. ^ "Rodney Atkins – Chart history – Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2013.