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"Her Name Is"
Her Name Is - George Jones.jpg
Single by George Jones
from the album Alone Again
B-side"Diary of My Mind"
Genre Country
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Bobby Braddock
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
George Jones singles chronology
"You Always Look Your (Best Here in My Arms)"
"Her Name Is"
" Old King Kong"

"Her Name Is" is a country song written by Bobby Braddock and made famous by George Jones. It reached No. 3 on the Hot Country Songs in 1976.


The song's electric clavinet solo was played by Nashville session musician Hargus "Pig" Robbins. Part of the song's success may have been that fans assumed George was singing about ex-wife Tammy Wynette; indeed, in the liner notes to the Jones retrospective Anniversary – 10 Years of Hits, producer Billy Sherrill confirms that song was "about Tammy." In his 1995 memoir, Jones wryly remarked, "The public believed I was singing about Tammy. Several reporters asked if that were true. I purposely hedged on the question. I was ready to let people think whatever they wanted to think if it might sell a few records. I needed the money to pay child support to Tammy." [1]

Chart performance

Chart (1976) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles [2] 3
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 3


  1. ^ Jones, George; Carter, Tom (1996). I Lived to Tell it All. Villard. p. 222. ISBN  978-0679438694.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research.