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Strait Country (1st LP)

by George Strait

Strait Country (1st LP) by George Strait

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Strait Country (1st LP)

by George Strait

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Label: Geffen
Not everyone was wearing Vuarnet Cat Eye sunglasses and playing Devo records in 1981. George Strait was listening to Bakersfield honky-tonk and vintage western swing, as evidenced by his debut long player, which has aged better than California wine. At a time when urban cowboy was turning into glossy countrypolitan a-la Kenny & Dolly, Strait was forging the new traditional sound. While "Blame It on Mexico" flirted with Jimmy Buffett-inspired lite rock, heel stompers like "Honky Tonk Downstairs" mapped out the big-hatted blueprint that helped invent people like Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson.

About This Album

Not everyone was wearing Vuarnet Cat Eye sunglasses and playing Devo records in 1981. George Strait was listening to Bakersfield honky-tonk and vintage western swing, as evidenced by his debut long player, which has aged better than California wine. At a time when urban cowboy was turning into glossy countrypolitan a-la Kenny & Dolly, Strait was forging the new traditional sound. While "Blame It on Mexico" flirted with Jimmy Buffett-inspired lite rock, heel stompers like "Honky Tonk Downstairs" mapped out the big-hatted blueprint that helped invent people like Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson.

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About This Album

Not everyone was wearing Vuarnet Cat Eye sunglasses and playing Devo records in 1981. George Strait was listening to Bakersfield honky-tonk and vintage western swing, as evidenced by his debut long player, which has aged better than California wine. At a time when urban cowboy was turning into glossy countrypolitan a-la Kenny & Dolly, Strait was forging the new traditional sound. While "Blame It on Mexico" flirted with Jimmy Buffett-inspired lite rock, heel stompers like "Honky Tonk Downstairs" mapped out the big-hatted blueprint that helped invent people like Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson.