Livin' It Up (album)

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Livin' it Up
Livin' It Up.jpg
Studio album by George Strait
Released May 15, 1990
Recorded February 1990
Studio Emerald Studio, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 30:39
Label MCA
Producer Jimmy Bowen
George Strait
George Strait chronology
Beyond the Blue Neon
(1989)Beyond the Blue Neon1989
Livin' It Up
Chill of an Early Fall
(1991)Chill of an Early Fall1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars [1]

Livin' it Up is the tenth studio album by American country singer George Strait, released in 1990 on MCA Records. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The Tracks "Drinking Champagne", "Love Without End, Amen", and "I've Come to Expect It From You" were all released as singles; "Drinking Champagne" was a #4 hit on the Hot Country Songs charts, while the other two singles were both Number One hits. "She Loves Me (She Don't Love You)" was written and originally recorded by Conway Twitty, and was later recorded on Gary Allan's 1998 album It Would Be You.

"Lonesome Rodeo Cowboy" was first recorded by Strait and The Ace in the Hole Band in the 1970s and was the B-side to "(That Don't Change) The Way I Feel About You", the latter of which is included on Strait Out of the Box.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Someone Had to Teach You" (Harlan Howard) – 2:49
  2. "Heaven Must Be Wondering Where You Are" (David Chamberlain, L. David Lewis) – 3:13
  3. "I've Come to Expect It from You" (Buddy Cannon, Dean Dillon) – 3:45
  4. "Lonesome Rodeo Cowboy" (Clay Blaker) – 4:25
  5. "When You're a Man on Your Own" (Carl Perkins) – 2:12
  6. "Drinking Champagne" (Bill Mack) – 3:35
  7. "We're Supposed to Do that Now and Then" (David Anthony, Dillon, Joe Royer) – 2:33
  8. "She Loves Me (She Don't Love You)" (Conway Twitty) – 2:30
  9. "Love Without End, Amen" (Aaron Barker) – 3:07
  10. "Stranger in My Arms" (Curtis Wayne) – 2:54


The Ace in the Hole Band[edit]

On "Someone Had to Teach You" and "She Loves Me (She Don't Love You)"

  • David Anthony – acoustic guitar
  • Mike Daily – steel guitar
  • Gene Elders – fiddle
  • Phil Fisher – drums
  • Terry Hale – bass
  • Ronnie Huckaby – piano
  • Benny MacArthur – electric guitar
  • Rick McRae – electric guitar


  • Jimmy Bowen – producer
  • George Strait – producer
  • Tom Perry – recording, mixing, overdub recording
  • Bob Bullock – recording, mixing
  • Russ Martin – overdub recording
  • Tim Kish – overdub recording
  • Glenn Meadows – mastering
  • Milan Bogdan – digital editing
  • Jessie Noble – project coordinator

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 35


  1. ^ Hurst, Jack (1990-06-07). "George Strait Livin' It Up (MCA)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
Preceded by
Killin' Time
by Clint Black
Top Country Albums number-one album
July 14 – August 4, 1990
Succeeded by
Killin' Time
by Clint Black