(I'm a) Stand By My Woman Man

"(I'm A) Stand by My Woman Man"
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Single by Ronnie Milsap
from the album 20/20 Vision
B-side"Lovers, Friends and Strangers"
ReleasedJuly 10, 1976
LabelRCA Nashville
Songwriter(s)Kent Robbins
Producer(s)Tom Collins, Jack D. Johnson
Ronnie Milsap singles chronology
"What Goes On When the Sun Goes Down"
"(I'm A) Stand by My Woman Man"
"Let My Love Be Your Pillow"

"(I'm A) Stand by My Woman Man" is a song written by Kent Robbins, and recorded by American country music artist Ronnie Milsap. It was released in July 1976 as the second single from the album 20/20 Vision. The song was Milsap's sixth number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for two weeks and spent a total of eleven weeks within the top 40.[1] It is an answer song to Tammy Wynette's Stand By Your Man. [1]. Backing vocals were provided by The Holladay Sisters.

According to Milsap, the song was "almost" a lawsuit because the opening piano melody, played by session musician Hargus "Pig" Robbins, sounded similar to Robbins' intro on "Behind Closed Doors".[2]


Weekly charts[]

Chart (1976) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 33
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

Year-end charts[]

Chart (1976) Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 7


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second ion. Record Research. p. 232.
  2. ^ Rich, Kienzle (2004). Ultimate Ronnie Milsap (CD booklet). Ronnie Milsap. RCA Records. 82876.
  3. ^ "Ronnie Milsap Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Ronnie Milsap Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Hot Country Songs – Year-End 1976". Billboard. Retrieved August 5, 2021.

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