It doesn’t get much better than Reba and Brooks & Dunn.
And today, the trio released an acoustic version of their 1998 country heartbreak ballad “If You See Him,If You See Her” for Reba’s new NOT THAT FANCY album, which coincides with her forthcoming lifestyle book Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots.
In honor of the songs 25th anniversary today, they wanted to breathe new life into it in some way, as it eventually became a huge hit, peaking at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks, giving Reba her 29th #1 single, and Brooks & Dunn their 12th.
Written by Terry McBride, Jennifer Kimball and Tommy Lee James, the song served as the title track to each artist’s respective 1998 albums.
In my humble opinion, Reba and Ronnie two of the all-time great vocalists in country music, and of course, they still sound great on this acoustic version.
And on a somewhat unrelated note… they’ve all hardly aged at all over the last 25 years, and they’ve certainly still got it as some of the best artists in the genre:
And the original music video is equally as good as the song, where Reba and Ronnie are trying to get over a breakup with each other, and Kix is the friend caught in the middle trying to help each of them sort their feelings out.
It’s such a timestamp, too, because at the end, Reba calls Kix and he answers on his car phone. When was the last time you saw one of those? Ah, the nostalgia…
Definitely check it out while you’re here if you’ve never seen it before, because it’s truly a gem of a video:
Reba’s book will go on sale on October 10th, and the album will be out everywhere on October 6th.
NOT THAT FANCY tracklist:
1. The Fear of Being Alone
2. Consider Me Gone
3. Somebody Should Leave
4. How Blue
5. If You See Him, If You See Her with Brooks & Dunn
6. Till You Love Me
7. Seven Minutes In Heaven
8. The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
9. Does He Love You with Dolly Parton
10. One Promise Too Late
11. The Last One To Know
12. New Fool At An Old Game
13. I’m A Survivor