Heart Half Empty

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"Heart Half Empty"
Single by Ty Herndon with Stephanie Bentley
from the album What Mattered Most
B-side "Love at 90 Miles an Hour"
Released October 14, 1995
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:56 (album version)
Label Epic
Writer(s) Gary Burr, Desmond Child
Producer(s) Doug Johnson
Ty Herndon singles chronology
"I Want My Goodbye Back"
"Heart Half Empty"
"In Your Face"
Stephanie Bentley singles chronology
"Heart Half Empty"
"Who's That Girl"

"Heart Half Empty" is a song written by Gary Burr and Desmond Child, and recorded by American country music artists Ty Herndon and Stephanie Bentley as a duet. It was released in October 1995 as the third single from his debut album What Mattered Most. The song reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] It later appeared on Bentley's debut album Hopechest, which like What Mattered Most was released on Epic Records.

The song is a ballad about two lovers who, in the emotion following a breakup, ask "Is my heart half full of the love you gave me / Or is my heart half empty, because your love is gone?"[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995-1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 12
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 21


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 157. 
  2. ^ Peppiatt, Francesca. "Country Music's Most Wanted". Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2855." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 15, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "Ty Herndon – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Ty Herndon.

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