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George Strait was one of the few new country singers in the ‘80s who stuck close to the music’s traditions. He proved there was still an audience hungry for the classic country sound and laid the groundwork for folks like Dwight Yoakam and Randy Travis in the process. He’s recorded consistently and frequently, proving after 30 years he can still find the pathos necessary to convey simple, honest truths. His upbeat tunes are joyous and convincing. Al Anderson’s “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright” and the title track, written by Strait and his son, Bubba, kick things into overdrive. However, Strait settles into quite a few ballads and mid-tempos. “House Across the Bay” has a slow-dance romanticism to its sorrow of love gone wrong. “Drinkin’ Man” and “Poison” show the flipside of the party life. There’s gospel (“Three Nails and a Cross”), there’s country-rock (“Blue Marlin Blues”) and there are striking covers of Delbert McClinton’s “Lone Star Blues” and, especially, Jesse Winchester’s “A Showman’s Life.”

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More fond Memories with George!

Growing up my dad listened to country music and I have fond memories of being woken up at 5:30 in the morning to George Strait’s music playing on his alarm clock radio. It was a great way to start the day. I’m glad George continues to put out great music.
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The King does it agian.

Why need a review..... Its George Strait. Its gonna be good no matter what.

King George still reigns Country Music!!

This is what country music is about. Not that crap that is played on the radio now. Glad to see him hold true to the Troubadour that he is. Long Live the King!


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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