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Country Throwback: Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn Debut ‘If You See Him, If You See Her’ at 1998 CMA Awards

by Madison Miller
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Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn are longtime friends, especially in their music careers.

Most notably, the three artists performed consecutively together at their Together in Vegas shows. The show has taken place at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The very first performance was in June 2015.

Their residency in Las Vegas has been going on for years and doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon.

Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn Performance

While Brooks & Dunn announced that they were going separate ways after their tour together in 2010, the duo has still starred in performances together. Each has launched their own individual music career, however.

One of the most notable Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn moments was when they released their first song together. The song was, “If You See Him/ If You See Her” and was the very first collaboration between the artists.

The artists revealed their song to the world in a 1998 ACM Awards performance. The song had become a hit after the televised debut. It featured Brooks playing piano as Reba McEntire glided onto the stage to start singing. Then, Dunn eventually joined in, accompanied by Brooks with harmony.

Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn would later also collaborate on “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.”

Meaning Behind the Song

The song was written by songwriter Terry McBride. It would later go on to peak at No. 1 on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country chart.

McBride was also part of the group McBride & the Ride, a group that recorded four studio albums together. He recorded more than 20 songs for Brooks & Dunn. He also co-wrote McEntire’s 2010 single, “I Keep on Loving You.”

The song tells the story of two lovers who had parted ways. Each person is talking to a mutual friend of theirs. In the conversation, they are urging their friend to let their ex-lover know that they still love them.

“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.”

The song was on the Reba McEntire album called “If You See Him” and on Brooks & Dunn’s “If You See Her.”

H/T: Country Rebel, Country Fancast