Lady Down on Love

Album: The Closer You Get... (1983)
Charted: 76

Songfacts®:

  • The Randy Owen-penned track follows a couple's divorce from the perspective of the wife, then the husband. Both of them are saddened by the end of the marriage, which was a result of the husband's infidelity. It was a #1 hit on the Hot Country Singles chart.
  • "[Randy] was having supper one night and there was a table of girls beside him that were celebrating this lady's divorce," Teddy Gentry explained in a Songfacts interview. "He heard her say that she'd rather be in love with him and not be getting divorced. So that's what inspired the song at the time."
  • Kenny Chesney sang this on the band's 2013 tribute album, Alabama & Friends. "He sang the hell out of it," Randy Owen told Billboard. "He's kind of like my son, and to watch him grow up in the music business and have the success he's had is a great thing. To have him like a song I wrote enough to sing it is very special to me."

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