Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind (song)

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"Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind"
Single by George Strait
from the album Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
B-side "Love Comes from the Other Side of Town"
Released September 4, 1984
Format 7" single
Recorded June 25, 1984
Genre Country
Length 3:15
Label MCA 52458
Writer(s) Sanger D. Shafer, Darlene Shafer
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen & George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"Let's Fall to Pieces Together"
"Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind"
"The Cowboy Rides Away"

"Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind" is a song written Sanger D. Shafer and Darlene Shafer, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in September 1984 as the lead-off single and title track from his album of the same name. It reached number one on the country music charts in the United States,[1] and number 10 in Canada.


The song is about a guy back in Fort Worth, Texas. He’s enjoying a few beers and thinking about his former woman who’s now with someone else in nearby Dallas. The guy wonders if she ever thinks of him and the good times they had together.

Critical reception[edit]

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a 'B' grade, saying that it "has a great opening line" and a "more confident vocal and a Texas-centric focus certainly would’ve made it stand out back in 1984."[2]

Other versions[edit]

Moe Bandy recorded the song for his 1977 album I'm Sorry For You My Friend. Keith Whitley recorded the song also in 1984, and released it to radio as a non-album track. It received moderate airplay.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1984–1985) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 10


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 336. 
  2. ^ [1] Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind review by Kevin John Coyne
  3. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.

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Preceded by
"Why Not Me"
by The Judds
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 5, 1985
Succeeded by
"The Best Year of My Life"
by Eddie Rabbitt