She Couldn't Change Me

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"She Couldn't Change Me"
Single by Montgomery Gentry
from the album Carrying On
Released February 5, 2001
Genre Country
Length 4:20 (album version)
Label Columbia Nashville
Writer(s) Gary Nicholson
Chris Knight
Producer(s) Joe Scaife
Montgomery Gentry singles chronology
"All Night Long"
"She Couldn't Change Me"
"Cold One Comin' On"

"She Couldn't Change Me" is a song written by Gary Nicholson and Chris Knight, and recorded by American country music duo Montgomery Gentry. It was released in February 2001 as the lead-off single from their album Carrying On. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it one of their highest peaking crossover songs.


In the first verse the song's narrator's woman leaves him and heads out west because "she couldn't change [him]". In the second verse, she starts to think about the quiet country nights with him, and "Whatever she thought was so wrong with [him] / Suddenly seemed alright". Then she heads back to him, and she says that "when you love someone, you just gotta let it be".

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it a solid single and saying that Montgomery Gentry delivers the song with an "edgy energy that is immensely appealing." [1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Guy Guillet.

Chart positions[edit]

"She Couldn't Change Me" debuted at #53 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the chart week of February 10, 2001.

Chart (2001) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 37

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 7


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