Carrying Your Love with Me

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Carrying Your Love with Me
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Studio album by George Strait
Released April 22, 1997
Genre Country
Length 33:03
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Tony Brown
George Strait
George Strait chronology
Blue Clear Sky
'Carrying Your Love with Me
One Step at a Time
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B [3]

Carrying Your Love With Me is the seventeenth studio album released in 1997 by American country music artist George Strait. It was released by MCA Nashville and it produced four singles for Strait on the Billboard country charts. "One Night at a Time", the title track, and "Round About Way", respectively the first, second, and fourth singles, all reached Number One, while "Today My World Slipped Away" (a cover of a Vern Gosdin song) reached #3. Eddie Kilgallon, then a member of the band Ricochet, co-wrote "One Night at a Time". The album has been certified 3× Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for shipping three million copies in the U.S.

The song "She'll Leave You with a Smile" is not to be confused with another song with the same name which Strait recorded on his 2001 album The Road Less Traveled. This latter song, which was written by Odie Blackmon and Jay Knowles, was released by Strait in 2002, and became a Number One for him that year.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Round About Way" (Steve Dean, Wil Nance) – 3:02
  2. "Carrying Your Love with Me" (Jeff Stevens, Steve Bogard) – 3:50
  3. "One Night at a Time" (Roger Cook, Eddie Kilgallon, Earl Bud Lee) – 3:49
  4. "She'll Leave You with a Smile" (Jackson Leap) – 3:06
  5. "Won't You Come Home (And Talk to a Stranger)" (Wayne Kemp) – 2:49
  6. "Today My World Slipped Away" (Mark Wright, Vern Gosdin) – 3:14
  7. "I've Got a Funny Feeling" (Harlan Howard, Jackson Leap) – 3:00
  8. "The Nerve" (Bobby Braddock) – 4:06
  9. "That's Me (Every Chance I Get)" (Mark D. Sanders, Ed Hill) – 2:16
  10. "A Real Good Place to Start" (Dean Dillon, Gary Nicholson) – 3:53


Strings on "The Nerve", "She'll Leave You with a Smile", and "Today My World Slipped Away" performed by the Nashville String Machine; arranged and conducted by Michael Omartian, except "Today My World Slipped Away", arranged by Bergen White and conducted by Michael Omartian.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 1
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1
Canadian RPM Top Albums 28


Preceded by
Share My World by Mary J. Blige
Billboard 200 number-one album
May 17–23, 1997
Succeeded by
Spice by Spice Girls
Preceded by
Unchained Melody: The Early Years
by LeAnn Rimes
Top Country Albums number-one album
May 10 – June 20, 1997
Succeeded by
by Tim McGraw
Preceded by
Did I Shave My Legs for This?
by Deana Carter
RPM Country Albums number-one album
May 12 – June 8, 1997
Succeeded by
by LeAnn Rimes