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"If Not for You"
Single by George Jones
Genre Country
Label Musicor
Songwriter(s) Jerry Chesnut
Producer(s) Pappy Daily
George Jones singles chronology
"I'll Share My World with You"
"If Not for You"
"She's Mine"

"If Not for You" is a song written by Jerry Chesnut and recorded by American country singer George Jones. It was released as a single on the Musicor label and reached No. 6 on the Billboard country singles chart in 1969.[ citation needed] Like many of his biggest hits of the period, it is a love ballad. The song extols the virtues of a supportive lover.[ citation needed] Chestnut also composed the Jones hit " A Good Year for the Roses".

Chart performance

Chart (1969) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles [1] 6
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 16


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 181.