If You Ever Stop Loving Me

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"If You Ever Stop Loving Me"
Montgomery Gentry - If You Ever Stop Loving Me.jpg
Single by Montgomery Gentry
from the album You Do Your Thing
B-side "Gone"
Released February 2, 2004
Genre Country
Length 3:24 (album version)
3:00 (single version)
Label Columbia Nashville
Songwriter(s) Bob DiPiero
Rivers Rutherford
Tom Shapiro
Producer(s) Rivers Rutherford[1]
Montgomery Gentry singles chronology
"Hell Yeah"
(2003)
"If You Ever Stop Loving Me"
(2004)
"You Do Your Thing"
(2004)
"Hell Yeah"
(2003)
"If You Ever Stop Loving Me"
(2004)
"You Do Your Thing"
(2004)

"If You Ever Stop Loving Me" is a song recorded by American country music duo Montgomery Gentry. It was released in February 2004 as the lead-off single to their album You Do Your Thing, as well as their first Number One single on the country charts. It also peaked at #30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, making it their biggest crossover hit. It was written by Bob DiPiero, Rivers Rutherford and Tom Shapiro.

Content[edit]

The narrator is a man who experienced tough experiences in life, but as long as his significant other stays with him he can handle anything.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably saying that Gentry delivers a "solid performance that is full of personality." The production was reviewed as "an edgy, groove-laden framework, punctuating the duo's gutsy performance with crunchy guitars and driving production."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered in early 2004.

Chart positions[edit]

"If You Ever Stop Loving Me" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of February 7, 2004.

Chart (2004) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 30

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 13
Preceded by
"Redneck Woman"
by Gretchen Wilson
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

July 3, 2004
Succeeded by
"Whiskey Girl"
by Toby Keith

References[edit]

  1. ^ You Do Your Thing (CD booklet). Montgomery Gentry. Columbia Records. 2004. pp. 4–5. 90558. 
  2. ^ Billboard, February 21, 2004
  3. ^ "Montgomery Gentry Chart History (Hot Country Songs)" Billboard.
  4. ^ "Montgomery Gentry Chart History (Hot 100)" Billboard.
  5. ^ "Best of 2004: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2004. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 

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