She'll Leave You with a Smile

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"She'll Leave You with a Smile"
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Single by George Strait
from the album The Road Less Traveled
Released September 2, 2002
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length Album Version 2:58 Single Version 2:44
Label MCA Nashville 12236
Songwriter(s) Odie Blackmon
Jay Knowles
Producer(s) Tony Brown
George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"Living and Living Well"
"She'll Leave You with a Smile"
"Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa"

"She'll Leave You with a Smile" is a song written by Odie Blackmon and Jay Knowles, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in September 2002 as the third and last single from his album The Road Less Traveled. It was his 38th Number One hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. It became his 50th number 1 single (on combined charts) in December 2002. It was also a hit on the Hot 100, peaking at number 23 and becoming Strait's most successful crossover single to date.

It is not to be confused with a different song also entitled "She'll Leave You with a Smile", written by Jackson Leap and recorded by Strait on his 1997 album Carrying Your Love with Me.


The narrator details a past relationship.

Critical reception

Rick Cohoon reviewed the song favorably, calling it "traditional Strait material".[1]

Music video

The music video was directed by Bud Schaetzle and premiered in late 2002. The music video was filmed live in concert.

Chart positions

"She'll Leave You with a Smile" debuted at number 38 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of September 7, 2002.

Chart (2002–03) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 23

Year-end charts

Chart (2002) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 55
Chart (2003) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 31


  1. ^ Allmusic: album review
  2. ^ "George Strait Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "George Strait Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Best of 2002: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2002. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  5. ^ "Best of 2003: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2003. Retrieved July 13, 2012.

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