Loosen Up My Strings

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"Loosen Up My Strings"
Clint Black - Loosen Up My Strings single.png
Single by Clint Black
from the album Nothin' But the Taillights
B-side "The Shoes You're Wearing"
Released August 24, 1998
Format CD Single
Recorded 1997
Genre Country
Length 3:30
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Clint Black
Hayden Nicholas
Producer(s) James Stroud
Clint Black
Clint Black singles chronology
"The Shoes You're Wearing"
"Loosen Up My Strings"
"You Don't Need Me Now"

"Loosen Up My Strings" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Clint Black. It was released in August 1998 as the fifth single from his album Nothin' but the Taillights. It peaked at #12 in the United States,[1] and #6 in Canada. The song was written by Black and Hayden Nicholas.


The song is a blue-collar lyric about leaving the 9-to-5 work cycle and having fun.


"Loosen Up My Strings" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 15, 1998.

Chart (1998) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 6
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 12

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 67


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 46. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7068." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 19, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "Clint Black – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Clint Black.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.