7 (George Strait album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 14, 1986 (1986-05-14)
RecordedJanuary 1986
StudioThe Castle (Franklin, TN) and Sound Stage Studios (Nashville, TN).
GenreNeotraditional country[1]
George Strait chronology
Something Special
Merry Christmas Strait to You!
Singles from #7
  1. "Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her"
    Released: April 21, 1986
  2. "It Ain't Cool to Be Crazy About You"
    Released: August 25, 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Robert ChristgauC+[2]
Rolling Stone(average)[3]

#7 is the sixth studio album by American country music artist George Strait—his seventh album including his Greatest Hits—released on May 14, 1986, by MCA Records. It is certified platinum by the RIAA and it produced two singles: "Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her" (which had previously been recorded by Dean Dillon in 1980), and "It Ain't Cool to Be Crazy About You", both of which reached Number One on the country charts in 1986. "Deep Water" is a cover of a 1948 Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys song. "Cow Town" is a cover of a 1962 Webb Pierce song.

Track listing[edit]

1."Deep Water"Fred Rose2:31
2."Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her"Dean Dillon2:50
3."Rhythm of the Road"Dan McCoy2:16
4."I'm Never Gonna Let You Go"Clay Blaker3:08
5."You Still Get to Me"McCoy2:03
6."Stranger Things Have Happened"David Chamberlain2:48
7."It Ain't Cool to Be Crazy About You"Dillon, Royce Porter2:49
8."Why'd You Go and Break My Heart"David Anthony2:39
9."My Old Flame Is Burnin' Another Honky Tonk Down"Mack Vickery, Wayne Kemp, Bobby Borchers2:55
10."Cow Town"Hal Burns, Tex Ritter2:49
Total length:26:48[1]



  • Jimmy Bowen – producer
  • George Strait – producer
  • Willie Pevear – recording
  • Chuck Ainlay – overdub recording
  • Bob Bullock – overdub recording
  • Mark J. Coddington – second engineer
  • Tim Kish – second engineer
  • Keith Odle – second engineer
  • Russ Martin – second engineer
  • Ron Treat – mixing
  • Glenn Meadows – mastering at Masterfonics (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • Peter Nash – photography
  • Simon Levy – art direction
  • Camille Brown – design
  • Erv Woolsey – management



  1. ^ a b c AllMusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ "George Strait Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  5. ^ "George Strait Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  6. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1986". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2021.