Her Man

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"Her Man"
Gary Allan - Her Man.png
Single by Gary Allan
from the album Used Heart for Sale
B-side "Wake Up Screaming"[1]
Released August 12, 1996
Format CD single, 7" 45 RPM
Recorded 1996
Genre Country
Length 2:44
Label Decca 55227
Songwriter(s) Kent Robbins
Producer(s) Mark Wright
Byron Hill
Gary Allan singles chronology
"Her Man"
"Forever and a Day"
"Her Man"
"Forever and a Day"

"Her Man" is a song written by Kent Robbins. Originally recorded by American country music artist Waylon Jennings on his 1990 album The Eagle, it was covered in 1996 by Gary Allan on his debut album Used Heart for Sale. It was released in August 1996 as the album's first single. This song peaked at number 7 on the US country singles charts, and number 9 in Canada.


In the song, the narrator decides to change his ways of life for the one that he loves ("But startin' today, all I'm gonna be is her man").

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Allan's "solid country voice turns in a thoughtful, believable performance on this song about a man who has let his woman down and is now determined that "starting today, all I'm gonna be is her man.'"[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Gerry Wenner and premiered in August 1996.

Chart positions[edit]

"Her Man" debuted at number 67 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 24, 1996.

Chart (1996-1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 9
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 7


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 21–22. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, August 24, 1996
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9797." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 20, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "Gary Allan Chart History (Hot Country Songs)" Billboard.

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