Carried Away (George Strait song)
|Single by George Strait|
|from the album Blue Clear Sky|
|B-side||"Do the Right Thing"|
|Released||June 3, 1996|
|Format||CD single, 7" single|
|Recorded||September 25, 1995|
|Label||MCA Nashville 55204|
|George Strait singles chronology|
"Carried Away" is a song written by Steve Bogard and Jeff Stevens, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in June 1996 as the second single from the album Blue Clear Sky. In August of that year, it became Strait's 30th Billboard number-one single. The song was one of two George Strait songs (the other being "One Night at a Time") to be nominated as Single of the Year at the 1997 Country Music Association awards.
Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the strongest thing about the single is Strait's "heartfelt delivery." She goes on to say that "the melody is pretty, but the lyric just seems a little cliched and unworthy of Strait's vocal gifts.
"Carried Away" debuted at number 73 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 18, 1996.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||2|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||49|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||18|
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