Before I Knew Better

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"Before I Knew Better"
Single by Brad Martin
from the album Wings of a Honky-Tonk Angel
B-side "On the Wings of a Honky Tonk Angel"
Released February 16, 2002
Genre Country
Length 3:36
Label Epic
Writer(s) David Lee
Bryan Simpson
Producer(s) Billy Joe Walker, Jr.
Brad Martin singles chronology
"Before I Knew Better"
"Rub Me the Right Way"

"Before I Knew Better" is the title of a debut song recorded by American country music artist Brad Martin. It was released in February 2002 as the first single from his debut album Wings of a Honky-Tonk Angel. The song was written by David Lee and Bryan Simpson.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shaun Silva and premiered in March 2002.[2] It was filmed in the Holly Desert in Palmdale, California.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Before I Knew Better" debuted at number 46 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the week of February 16, 2002.[4]

Chart (2002) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 15
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100[6] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 53


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Wings of a Honky Tonk Angel". Allmusic. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "CMT : Videos : Brad Martin : Before I Knew Better". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Shelburne, Craig (June 20, 2002). "Newcomer Brad Martin Knows Better". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ Flippo, Chet (February 11, 2002). "Alan Jackson, Steve Holy Hold No. 1 Chart Slots". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Brad Martin – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Brad Martin.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 257. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  7. ^ "Best of 2002: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2002. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 

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