The Story Behind Brooks & Dunn and Reba’s “If You See Him, If You See Her”

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Reba and Brooks & Dunn's fruitful partnership, explained. Get the story behind "If You See Him, If You See Her" here!

Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn have been in cahoots since their wildly successful 1997 co-headlining tour. They’re currently performing a long-running show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, but if it hadn’t been for their incredible co-success way back when, this team may not have ever formed.

It was during this tour in 1997 that the idea for their duet “If You Seem Him, If You See Her” was born. With the help of the highly sought-after songwriter Terry McBride, recruited by Brooks & Dunn’s Ronnie Dunn, the song came to life a year later. In 1998 upon its release, “If You See Him, If You See Her” peaked at no.1 on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country chart and the Canada Country Tracks chart.

It wasn’t without a few road bumps that this track hit the mainstream. Since the two acts were signed under two different record labels, there were a few technical issues and politics about which name the record would be released under. It was decided in the end that both artists would feature the song on their then-upcoming albums, Reba’s being “If You See Him,” and Brooks & Dunn’s “If You See Her.”

Reba, Ronnie Dunn, and Kix Brooks later starred in the dramatically moving, passionately filmed music video for their song. Check out the original music video for the song below:

If You See Him, If You See Her Lyrics

If you see him
Tell him I wish him well
How am I doing?
Well, sometimes is hard to tell
I still miss him more than ever
But please don’t say a word
If you see him
If you see him

If you see her
Tell her I’m doing fine
And if you want to
Say that I think of her from time to time
Ask her if she ever wonders
Where we both went wrong
If you see her
If you see her

I still want her
I still need him so
I dont know why we let each other go

If you see her
Tell her the lights still on for her
Nothing’s changed
Deep down the fire still burns for him

And even if it takes forever say I’ll still be here
If you see him
If you see her
If you see him
If you see her

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