“Before He Cheats” is a song written by Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear and the third wide-release single from Carrie Underwood’s debut album, Some Hearts (2005). It was the fifth release from the album overall. The songs tells the story of a woman taking revenge on her potentially unfaithful boyfriend/husband.
“Before He Cheats” became the first ever country song to sell over two million digitally and was once the best selling country song of all time. It has also been certified 5× platinum by the RIAA, Underwood’s largest-selling single to date. At the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, Underwood won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and the song’s writers won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song. It received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year as well.