Carried Away (George Strait song)

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"Carried Away"
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[1]
Genre Country
Length 3:19
Label MCA Nashville 55204
Writer(s) Steve Bogard
Jeff Stevens
Producer(s) Tony Brown
George Strait singles chronology
"Blue Clear Sky"
"Carried Away"
"I Can Still Make Cheyenne"

"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.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

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.[3]

Chart positions[edit]

"Carried Away" debuted at number 73 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 18, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 49
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 18


  1. ^ Latest Greatest Sraitest Hits (CD). George Strait. MCA Nashville. 2000. 
  2. ^ Haggerty, Kate (1997-09-16). "Sting, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, and LeAnn Rimes Among Performers on 31st Annual CMA Awards". CMT. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  3. ^ Billboard, June 22, 1996
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9633." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 2, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"Don't Get Me Started"
by Rhett Akins
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

August 10-August 24, 1996
Succeeded by
"She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart"
by Tim McGraw