Ace in the Hole (George Strait song)

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"Ace in the Hole"
Single by George Strait
from the album Beyond the Blue Neon
B-side "Oh Me, Oh My, Sweet Baby"
Released July 17, 1989
Format CD Single, 7" single
Recorded October 12, 1988
Genre Country, Western Swing
Length 2:39
Label MCA 53693
Writer(s) Dennis Adkins
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen & George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"What's Going On in Your World"
"Ace in the Hole"
"Overnight Success"

"Ace in the Hole" the title of a song written by Dennis Adkins, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. George's touring band is called "The Ace in the Hole Band." It was released in July 1989 as the third single from his album Beyond the Blue Neon. It became his 18th #1 single as well as his 11th in a row.


The song is about life and how you have to keep a few tricks up your sleeve in order to get ahead. Every one is fighting to succeed and have a good life and in order to beat out the competition you have to have some good people around you.

Chart performance[edit]

"Ace in the Hole" reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart[1] and on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 15
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 37


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 336. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6569." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 11, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"High Cotton"
by Alabama
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

November 4, 1989
Succeeded by
"Burnin' Old Memories"
by Kathy Mattea
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

November 11, 1989
Succeeded by
"Say What's in Your Heart"
by Restless Heart