15 Minutes (Rodney Atkins song)

"15 Minutes" is a song written by Tony Mullins and Jamie Lee Thurston and recorded by American country music singer Rodney Atkins. It was released in May 2009 as the second single from Atkin's 2009 album It's America.

"15 Minutes"
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Single by Rodney Atkins
from the album It's America
ReleasedMay 26, 2009
Songwriter(s)Tony Mullins
Jamie Lee Thurston
Producer(s)Ted Hewitt
Rodney Atkins singles chronology
"It's America"
"15 Minutes"
"Chasin' Girls"


The narrator talks about quitting smoking, drinking, and women. He states "it was the worst 15 minutes of [his] life", and shows that he couldn't last long without them.

Critical receptionEdit

Pierce Greenberg of Engine 145 viewed the song favorably, comparing it to Kevin Fowler's and Brad Paisley's styles and saying, "Likely to be a crowd favorite, it's a song that shows the same kind of thoughtful, clever hook that those artists have built careers around."[1] Todd Sterling of Allmusic called it a "honky tonk mashup" and said that it had "a ton of heart" even if it was "calculated".[2]

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2009) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 20
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[4] 15


  1. ^ Greenberg, Pierce (2009-03-31). "It's America review". Engine 145. Archived from the original on 2014-12-18. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  2. ^ Sterling, Todd. "It's America review". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Rodney Atkins Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Rodney Atkins – Chart history – Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2013.