Gary Stewart performs “She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles)”

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“She’s Actin ‘Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles)” is a song written by Wayne Carson, composer of great songs like: Always on my mind, The letter, the clow, Drinkin ‘thing, Whiskey trip, Slide Off Your Satin Sheets … and many more, and played by great country singers: Conway Twitty, Johnny Paycheck, Willie Nelson, Mel Tillis, Elvis ………. Wayne, became part of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1997 ..

The song was chosen by Gary Stewart, and recorded on March 15, 1975, and produced by Roy Dea, the theme was included for the first work of Gary Stewart in RCA, “Out of hand.”

The recording of the song was quite complex to record, many shots were made, putting and removing instruments, until Roy Dea got the sound he wanted, the work on Pete Drake’s steel guitar was spectacular, and the Jordanaires put background voices that they had ever put on record. All this work paid off, getting to number one of the lists on May 10, 1975 , that would be the only number one of Gary Stewart’s career . The album “Out of Hand”, is considered by critics, as one of the best albums honky tonk, never recorded. Really is a great ALBUM.

Some versions :
Wade Hayes 1998 ( Columbia ) from Tribute to tradition
Ronnie Dunn 2010 ( RCA ) Sound track ” Country Strong ”

Gary Stewart - She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles)(Single)
Gary Stewart – She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles)(Single)





Gary Stewart – She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles) lyrics

I’ve seen men look at before
And they think, I don’t see them
I’d like to think it makes me proud
But, I’m only.. fooling me

I know she’ll be lookin’ back
The minute I’m not there
While she pours herself on some stranger
I pour myself a drink somewhere

She’s acting single
I’m drinking double
I hide my pain
I drown my troubles

My heart is breaking
Like the tiny bubbles
She’s acting single
I’m drinking doubles

I know all she plans to do
But I don’t know where or when
If I ask who that stranger was
She’ll just say, “an old friend”

I’m not weak, I tell myself
I stay because I’m strong
The truth is, I’m not man enough
To stop her from doing me wrong

She’s acting single
I’m drinking doubles
I hide my pain
I drown my troubles

My heart is breaking
Like the tiny bubbles
She’s acting single
I’m drinking doubles

She’s acting single
I’m drinking doubles
I hide my pain
I drown my troubles

Gary Stewart Out of Hand(LP)
Gary Stewart Out of Hand(LP)