Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind

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For the title track from this album, see Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind (song).
Does Fort Worth Ever
Cross Your Mind
Studio album by George Strait
Released September 26, 1984 (1984-09-26)
Recorded Sound Stage Studio
Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 25:55
Label MCA
George Strait chronology
Right or Wrong
Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B+ [2]

Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind is the fourth studio album by American country music artist George Strait, released on September 26, 1984 by MCA Records. It is certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of one million copies in the U.S. The title track, "The Cowboy Rides Away", and "The Fireman" were all released as singles from this album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind" (Sanger D. Shafer, Darlene Shafer) – 2:57
  2. "Any Old Time" (Jeff Dayton, Katherine Elizabeth Nicoll) – 1:52
  3. "I Need Someone Like Me" (S. Shafer) – 2:33
  4. "You're Dancin' This Dance All Wrong" (John Porter McMeans, Ron Moore) – 3:38
  5. "Honky Tonk Saturday Night" (S. Shafer) – 2:16
  6. "I Should Have Watched That First Step" (Wayne Kemp) – 2:43
  7. "Love Comes from the Other Side of Town" (Fred J. Freiling) – 2:04
  8. "The Cowboy Rides Away" (Sonny Throckmorton, Casey Kelly) – 3:03
  9. "What Did You Expect Me to Do" (S. Shafer) – 2:26
  10. "The Fireman" (Mack Vickery, Kemp) – 2:23



  • First Recording Engineers: Ron Treat, Dave Hassinger, Steve Tillisch
  • Second Recording Engineers: Mark Coddington, Tim Kisch
  • Art Direction: Jeff Adamoff
  • Photography: Jim Shea
  • Glenn Meadows: Mastering

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 150


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: George Strait". Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
Preceded by
Kentucky Hearts
by Exile
Top Country Albums number-one album
January 19–26, 1985
Succeeded by
Why Not Me
by The Judds
Preceded by
Country Boy
by Ricky Skaggs
Top Country Albums number-one album
March 16, 1985
Succeeded by
by Ray Charles