Multi-platinum selling country music sensation George Strait was born in Poteet, Texas, and still holds the record for the biggest-selling boxed set in country music history for Strait Out of the Box. In the ’90s, country music was being heavily influenced by pop influences and Strait was beloved for continuing to deliver a traditional country sound. Here are five of those pure country Strait songs you may have forgotten or have yet to discover.
1. “I Cross My Heart” from the album Pure Country (1992)
“I cross my heart and promise to give all I’ve got to give to make all your dreams come true. In all the world, you’ll never find a love as true as mine, and if along the way we find a day it starts to storm, you’ve got the promise of my love to keep you warm.”
2. “Blue Clear Sky” from the album Blue Clear Sky (1996)
“Ain’t love a funny thing, one day you’re givin’ up the dream and the next you’re pickin’ out a ring out of the blue clear sky.”
3. “Carried Away” from the album Blue Clear Sky (1996)
“I get carried away by the look, by the light in your eyes. Before I even realize the ride I’m on, baby, I’m long gone. I get carried away, nothin’ matters but bein’ with you like a feather flyin’ high up in the sky on a windy day, I get carried away.”
4. “Write This Down” from the album Always Never The Same (1999)
“Baby write this down, take a little note to remind you in case you didn’t know. Tell yourself I love you and I don’t want you to go. Write this down, take my words and read ’em every day, keep ’em close by, don’t you let ’em fade away so you’ll remember what I forgot to say. Write this down.”
5. “Check Yes or No” from the album Blue Clear Sky (1995)
“Can’t believe it’s been that long ago when we got started with just a little note ‘Do you love me, do you wanna be my friend? And if you do, well, then don’t be afraid to take me by the hand if you want to. I think this is how love goes, check yes or no.’”
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