Keep On Lovin' You

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"Keep On Lovin' You"
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Single by Steel Magnolia
from the album Steel Magnolia
ReleasedSeptember 14, 2009 (2009-09-14)
LabelBig Machine
Producer(s)Dann Huff
Steel Magnolia singles chronology
"Keep On Lovin' You"
"Just By Being You (Halo and Wings)"

"Keep On Lovin' You" is a debut song recorded by American country music duo Steel Magnolia, which was written by Chris Stapleton and Trent Willmon. It was released in September 2009 as the first single from the album Steel Magnolia. The digital iTunes single was released a month earlier on August 9, 2009.[1] It is included on the duo's self-titled EP, released in February 2010. The song was performed by the duo on the season finale of the CMT series Can You Duet, which they also won.


"Keep On Lovin' You" is an up-tempo in which both members of Steel Magnolia alternate lead vocals. The lyrics centralize on a theme of devotion to each other.[2]

Critical reception[]

Allen Jacobs of Roughstock said "both Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones have voices with an "edge" to them and Meghan, in particular, has a voice that recalls one of her idols, Bekka Bramlett. Joshua Scott's voice recalls rock vocalists of the past but when you blend their two voices together there's just something about this couple, and they are a couple, that makes them work.[3] Chris Neal of Country Weekly called it a "simple little number" that "gives real-life couple Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey a chance to shine," giving it three-and-a-half stars out of five.[2]

The song is included on the Valentine's Day movie soundtrack, also released on Big Machine.[4]

Music video[]

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy, and was released on September 4, 2009.[5]

Chart performance[]

"Keep On Lovin' You" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of August 29, 2009,[6] several weeks before its official September 14, 2009 release date. It became the duo's only Top Ten hit in June 2010.

Chart (2009–2010) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 68
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 4

Year-end charts[]

Chart (2010) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 15


  1. ^'+You+-+Single&Artist=Steel+Magnolia
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b Neal, Chris (2009-11-16). "Reviews: Singles". Country Weekly. 16 (40): 54. ISSN 1074-3235.
  3. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2009-08-10). "Steel Magnolia - "Keep On Lovin' You"". Roughstock. Archived from the original on 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
  4. ^ Roughstock staff (2009-12-28). "New Taylor Swift song included in Star-Packed Film". Roughstock. Archived from the original on 2009-12-30. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  5. ^ Music Binge: Steel Magnolia - "Keep on Lovin' You", Country Music Television, retrieved 2009-09-04
  6. ^ "Chart highlights - Latin, Alternative, Smooth Jazz & More". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
  7. ^ "Steel Magnolia Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  8. ^ "Steel Magnolia Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  9. ^ "Best of 2010: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010.
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