A Man This Lonely

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"A Man This Lonely"
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Single by Brooks & Dunn
from the album Borderline
B-side "One Heartache at a Time"
Released December 9, 1996[1]
Format CD Single, 7"
Genre Country
Length 3:34
Label Arista 13066
Songwriter(s) Ronnie Dunn, Tommy Lee James
Producer(s) Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Don Cook
Brooks & Dunn singles chronology
"Mama Don't Get Dressed Up for Nothing"
"A Man This Lonely"
"Why Would I Say Goodbye"
"Mama Don't Get Dressed Up for Nothing"
"A Man This Lonely"
"Why Would I Say Goodbye"

"A Man This Lonely" is a song written by Ronnie Dunn and Tommy Lee James, and recorded by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It was released in December 1996 as the fourth single from their album Borderline. It reached number 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard reviewed the single favorably, saying that "the song boasts a solid lyric, and as usual Dunn wrings every drop of emotion out of each line".[2]

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Michael Oblowitz. The video takes place at the CF Ranch in Alpine, Texas.

Chart positions[edit]

"A Man This Lonely" debuted at number 51 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of December 7, 1996.

Chart (1996-1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 4
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[4] 24
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 62
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 26
Preceded by
"It's a Little Too Late"
by Mark Chesnutt
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

February 22, 1997
Succeeded by
"Running Out of Reasons to Run"
by Rick Trevino


  1. ^ AOL Music profile for "A Man This Lonely"
  2. ^ "Reviews: Country". Billboard. 108 (49): 78. December 7, 1996. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7790." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 24, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "Brooks & Dunn Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Brooks & Dunn Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 

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