Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You

Album: Kellie Pickler (2009)
Charted: 97

Songfacts®:

  • This Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, and Troy Verges penned power ballad was released as the third single from American Country artist Kellie Pickler's self-titled second album. Regarding this being selected as the new single, Pickler said she loved the song and having originally done it on Small Town Girl, she re-recorded it for this album. The singer added: "I was gonna put it on every album until it was released as a single. I guess they figure this might finally shut me up."
  • On this song about a broken relationship, the female narrator describes the feeling of losing the one she loves.
  • In the song's music video, which was directed by Roman White, Pickler sheds authentic tears without the help of onions or any other film-industry aids. The singer explained that she used her grief over a departed family member to get the emotion she needed for the camera. "The director, he told me, 'I want to get a shot of you cryin','" Pickler recalled. "I'm like, 'Okay, I've never done this before.' He gave me a few minutes to kind of take myself to a place that would make me cry. So I just… started thinking about my grandmother. My grandma raised me, and she passed away when I was 15, and so I still have a hard time. I struggle every day with accepting the fact that she's not here anymore. Then I got to thinkin' about how difficult it is for me that she's not here with me at this particular moment, on this video shoot. I just kind of took myself to that place, and it just came pourin' out."

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