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Single by Sara Evans
from the album Real Fine Place
Released October 31, 2005
Format CD Single
Genre Country
Length 3:26
Label RCA Nashville
Songwriter(s) Brett James, Don Schlitz
Producer(s) Sara Evans, Mark Bright
Sara Evans singles chronology
"A Real Fine Place to Start"
"A Real Fine Place to Start"
Music video
"Cheatin'" at

"Cheatin'" is a song written by Brett James and Don Schlitz, and recorded by American country music artist Sara Evans. It was released in October 2005 as the second single from her album Real Fine Place. In early 2006, it peaked in the Top 10 on the US Country charts. The song was later included on Evans' Greatest Hits album.


The song, which is a moderate-tempo is about a woman who is angry about her husband cheating on her. The song talks about all the problems the husband faces for leaving his wife for his mistress, including living in a trailer park and driving an old beat-up car. The mistress then leaves him, after spending all of his money.

In an interview with CMT's Katie Cook about her Greatest Hits album, Evans stated the song appealed to her because her manager said it sounded like a Reba McEntire song.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Peter Zavadil, shows scenes of the ex-husband sitting in his trailer, very unhappy with his new lifestyle. Evans appears regularly in the music video performing with a microphone inside and outside the trailer.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005-2006) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[1] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 69

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 43


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