Ex-Old Man

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"Ex-Old Man"
Ex-Old Man (Kristen Kelly single - cover art).jpg
Single by Kristen Kelly
Released April 30, 2012 (2012-04-30)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:58
Label Arista Nashville
Songwriter(s) Kristen Kelly
Paul Overstreet
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Paul Overstreet
Kristen Kelly singles chronology
"Ex-Old Man"
"He Loves to Make Me Cry"
"Ex-Old Man"
"He Loves to Make Me Cry"

"Ex-Old Man" is a song recorded by American country music artist Kristen Kelly. It was released in April 2012 as Kelly's first single. Kelly wrote the song with Paul Overstreet.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song two and a half stars out of five, writing that "the plucky, mid-tempo cut showcases her big country voice, but seems written too long after the fact."[2] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song a favorable review, saying that "the melody recalls classic hits of the distant past but it also has a sunny disposition to it as well."[3] Ben Foster of Country Universe gave the song a B+ grade, writing that "it’s a refreshing change of pace to hear a new artist taking a back-to-basics approach – revisiting a classic yet often ignored country music theme, with a simple drum and acoustic guitar-driven arrangement that actually makes the song feel like country music."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Anna Mastro and premiered in August 2012.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"Ex-Old Man" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of March 24, 2012.[6]

Chart (2012) Peak
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[7] 28
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 30

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 95


  1. ^ Shelburne, Craig (November 7, 2012). "Kristen Kelly Introduces Her "Ex-Old Man"". Country Music Television. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (April 12, 2012). "Kristen Kelly, 'Ex-Old Man' – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 22, 2012). "The Weekly Single Recap: March 22, 2012". Roughstock. Archived from the original on January 21, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ Foster, Ben (May 12, 2012). "Single Review: Kristen Kelly, "Ex-Old Man"". Country Universe. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kristen Kelly : Ex-Old Man". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ Morris, Edward (March 17, 2012). "Charts: Dierks Bentley's "Home," Lady A's Own the Night Own the Heights". Country Music Television. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kristen Kelly Chart History (Country Airplay)" Billboard.
  8. ^ "Kristen Kelly Chart History (Hot Country Songs)" Billboard.
  9. ^ "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2012.