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Holding Her and Loving You

"Holding Her and Loving You" is a song written by Walt Aldridge and Tom Brasfield and recorded by American country music artist Earl Thomas Conley. It was released in August 1983 as the second single from the album Don't Make It Easy for Me. The song was Conley's fourth number one country single.

"Holding Her and Loving You"
Single by Earl Thomas Conley
from the album Don't Make It Easy for Me
B-side"Home So Fine"
ReleasedAugust 1983
Songwriter(s)Walt Aldridge
Tom Brasfield
Producer(s)Nelson Larkin, Earl Thomas Conley
Earl Thomas Conley singles chronology
"Your Love's on the Line"
"Holding Her and Loving You"
"Don't Make It Easy for Me"

Commercial performanceEdit

The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.[1] Since it became available for download, the song has sold 156,000 copies as of April 2019.[2]

Music videoEdit

A music video for the song was released and has been seen on GAC.


In 1998, Clay Walker charted a live recording of this song, reaching number 68 on the same chart.

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1983) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 88.
  2. ^ Bjorke, Matt (April 15, 2019). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: April 15, 2019". RoughStock. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Earl Thomas Conley Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.