I Got a Car

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"I Got a Car"
Single by George Strait
from the album Love Is Everything
Released November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04)
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:31
Label MCA Nashville
Writer(s) Tom Douglas
Keith Gattis
Producer(s) Tony Brown
George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"I Believe"
"I Got a Car"

"I Got a Car" is the title of a song recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was written by Tom Douglas and Keith Gattis. It was released November 4, 2013, as the third single from his album Love Is Everything.


Strait was pitched the song by his son, Bubba, who was given a CD by one of his rodeo friends.[1] Strait states, “I took it home and I laid it on the coffee table, and it sat there for two or three weeks," “He asked me about it one day, and I said, ‘Naw, I haven’t heard it yet, but I will when I get back home.’ I got it and stuck it in the player and started listening to it. This song was on there, along with a couple of others.”[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Taste of Country gave the song a positive review, stating that "I Got a Car" is another easy love story, just as Strait has done dozens of times before. It’s a circle-of-life adventure revolving around a car, presumably the same car in each verse. Expect nothing out of the ordinary from this track from the ‘Love Is Everything’ album."[2] Mark Erickson of Roughstock said "the song is contemporary while still distinctly a George Strait song. Exactly the kind of song radio should wanna play."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"I Got a Car" debuted at number 56 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart.[4] It also debuted at number 50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of December 7, 2013. The song has sold 354,000 copies in the U.S. as of July 2014.[5]

Chart (2013–2014) Peak
Canada Country (Billboard)[6] 39
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 89
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[8] 17
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 23


  1. ^ a b Wyland, Sarah (2013-10-22). "George Strait Prepares New Single, Stars in Wranglers Commercial". Great American Country. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Taste of Country Staff (2013-10-17). "George Strait, ‘I Got a Car’ [Listen]". Taste of County. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Erickson, Mark (2013-10-18). "Audio Track: George Strait - I Got A Car". Roughstock. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ Matt Bjorke (July 23, 2014). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles – July 23, 2014". Roughstock. 
  6. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for George Strait.
  7. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for George Strait.
  8. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for George Strait.
  9. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.

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