Randy Travis – If I Didn’t Have You, is a song written by Skip Ewing and Max D. Barnes, and recorded by American country music singer Randy Travis. It was released in August 1992 as the lead-off single from his Greatest Hits, Volume One compilation album. The song became Travis’ thirteenth Number One single on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart.
The song’s verses are written with an unusual 7/4 meter, and the chorus is in common 4/4 time.
Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Travis “showcases his George Jones influence on a frolicking copyright, but he seems to strain in places.” She goes on to call the song “hip musicianship.”
Randy Travis – If I Didn’t Have You
From the album Greatest Hits, Volume One
B-side “I’d Surrender All”/”I Told You So”
Released August 3, 1992
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Songwriter(s) Skip Ewing, Max D. Barnes
Producer(s) Kyle Lehning