She's in Love with the Boy

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"She's in Love with the Boy"
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Single by Trisha Yearwood
from the album Trisha Yearwood
B-side "Victim of the Game"
Released March 1991
Recorded 1990
Genre Country
Length 4:08
Label MCA
Writer(s) Jon Ims
Producer(s) Garth Fundis
Trisha Yearwood singles chronology
"She's in Love with the Boy"
"Like We Never Had a Broken Heart"

"She's in Love with the Boy" is a song written by Jon Ims[1] and recorded by American country music artist Trisha Yearwood. It was released in March 1991 as the lead single from her self-titled debut album. The song reached number one on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and was the first of five number ones on the country chart for Trisha Yearwood.[2]


The song is a ballad about a teenage couple named Katie and Tommy in a small town becoming betrothed. Katie's father does not approve of their relationship ("Her Daddy says he ain't worth a lick / when it comes to brains he got the short end of the stick") and after the couple returns home late after a date, he angrily confronts them; but Katie's mother comes to their defense, pointing out to Katie's father that they were no different from Katie and Tommy when they were teenagers and how her own father didn't approve of the relationship, but she married him anyway and that Katie will do the same with Tommy ("he was wrong and honey you are too / Katie looks at Tommy like I still look at you").

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Marc Ball and premiered in early 1991.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 14
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 18
Preceded by
"I Am a Simple Man"
by Ricky Van Shelton
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

August 3-August 10, 1991
Succeeded by
"You Know Me Better Than That"
by George Strait
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 17-August 24, 1991


  1. ^ Interview at
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 402. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1598." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 17, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "Trisha Yearwood – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Trisha Yearwood.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". RPM. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1991: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.