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In the sentimental title track to Troubadour, George Strait recollects his hell-raising heydays of age 25 while singing seasoned harmonies over parlor pianos and the warm pedal steel notes of a moving honky-tonk ballad. It's a great way to set the tone for an album that follows 2007's award winning It Just Comes Natural. The romantic "It Was Me" follows "Troubadour," recalling the melodies of Richie Adams and Alan Bernstein's "After The Lovin'." Picking things up, the country rocking "Brothers Of The Highway" shifts gears to reveal a newborn trucker's anthem. With its boot stomping roadhouse rhythms, easy-on-the-ears vocals, driving guitar lines, and a chorus that triumphantly sings, "Sailing for the setting sun/ Freedom's your best friend/ Brothers of the highway/ Children of the wind," it's surprising that "I Saw God Today" was chosen to be the first single off Troubadour instead. The sultry voiced Patty Loveless duets with Strait on "House Of Cash," a gripping tribute to the late, great Man In Black and his beloved June. Dean Dillon also lends his velvety pipes on "That West Texas Town," a delightfully anachronistic little western swing revival of a song.

Customer Reviews

The Best

Not much you can say. Still the KING of country and always will be.

I Saw God Today

Once again when you think George Strait can't possibly top his personal triumphs, he again shows up with another hit that is absolutely one of the best written songs I've heard to this day. Pure country music genius!!


sure there are some good songs, typical of any George Strait album. but you gotta wonder: when you can crank out the albums as quickly as he does, how deep into his heart is he really searching?


Born: May 18, 1952 in Poteet, TX

Genre: Country

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Out of all the country singers to emerge in the 1980s, George Strait stayed the closest to traditional country. Drawing from both the honky tonk and Western swing traditions, Strait didn't refashion the genres; instead, he revitalized them. In the process, he became one of the most popular and influential singers of the era, sparking a wave of neo-traditionalist singers from Randy Travis and Dwight Yoakam to Clint Black, Garth Brooks, and Alan Jackson. Strait was born and raised in Texas, the son...
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