Lead On

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Lead On
Studio album by George Strait
Released November 8, 1994
Genre Country
Length 30:38
Label MCA
Producer Tony Brown
George Strait
George Strait chronology
Easy Come, Easy Go
Lead On
Strait Out of the Box
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]

Lead On is the fifteenth studio album released by American country music artist George Strait. Released in 1994 on MCA Records, the album was certified platinum in the U.S. for sales of one million copies. It includes the singles "The Big One", "You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody", "Lead On", and "Adalida", which respectively reached #1, #1, #7 and #3 on the Hot Country Songs charts between 1994 and 1995. The album's title track was co-written by Teddy Gentry, who at the time was a member of the band Alabama.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody" (Steve Clark, Johnny MacRae) – 3:20
  2. "Adalida" (Mike Geiger, Woody Mullis, Michael Huffman) – 3:36
  3. "I Met a Friend of Yours Today" (Bob McDill, Wayland Holyfield) – 3:15
  4. "Nobody Has to Get Hurt" (Jim Lauderdale, Terry McBride) – 2:30
  5. "Down Louisiana Way" (Aaron Barker, Donny Kees, Sanger D. Shafer) – 4:17
  6. "Lead On" (Dean Dillon, Teddy Gentry) – 3:26
  7. "What Am I Waiting For" (Lauderdale) – 2:37
  8. "The Big One" (Gerry House, Devon O'Day) – 2:07
  9. "I'll Always Be Loving You" (Barker, Kees, Shafer) – 2:31
  10. "No One but You" (Max D. Barnes) – 2:56


As listed in liner notes.[3]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 26
Canadian RPM Country Albums 3


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Lead On (Media notes). George Strait. MCA Records. 1994. MCAD-11092. 
Preceded by
Stones in the Road
by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Top Country Albums number-one album
November 26 – December 9, 1994
Succeeded by
Not a Moment Too Soon
by Tim McGraw