7 (George Strait album)

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Studio album by George Strait
Released May 14, 1986 (1986-05-14)
Genre Country
Length 26:48
Label MCA
George Strait chronology
Something Special
(1985)Something Special1985
Merry Christmas Strait to You!
(1986)Merry Christmas Strait to You!1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau C+ [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" and "It Ain't Cool to Be Crazy About You", both of which reached Number One on the country charts in 1986.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Deep Water" Fred Rose 2:31
2. "Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her" Dean Dillon 2:50
3. "Rhythm of the Road" Dan McCoy 2:16
4. "I'm Never Gonna Let You Go" Clay Blaker 3:08
5. "You Still Get to Me" Dan McCoy 2:03
6. "Stranger Things Have Happened" David Chamberlain 2:48
7. "It Ain't Cool to Be Crazy About You" Dillon, Royce Porter 2:49
8. "Why'd You Go and Break My Heart" David Anthony 2:39
9. "My Old Flame Is Burnin' Another Honky Tonk Down" Mack Vickery, Wayne Kemp, Bobby Borchers 2:55
10. "Cow Town" Hal Burns, Tex Ritter 2:49
Total length: 26:48[1]



  • Recorded by Willie Pevear – recording
  • Overdubs by Bob Bullock – overdubs
  • Chuck Ainlay – overdubs
  • Mixed by Ron Treat – mixingh
  • Mark J. Coddington – engineer
  • Keith Odle – engineer
  • Tim Kish – engineer
  • Russ Martin – engineer
  • Peter Nash – photography
  • Simon Levy – art direction
  • Camille Brown – design

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 127


Preceded by
Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.
by Dwight Yoakam
Top Country Albums number-one album
July 12 – August 2, 1986
Succeeded by
Storms of Life
by Randy Travis