Ocean Front Property

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Ocean Front Property
Ocean Front Property.jpg
Studio album by George Strait
Released January 12, 1987 (1987-01-12)
Recorded 1986-1987
Genre Country
Length 29:55
Label MCA
George Strait chronology
Merry Christmas Strait to You!
Ocean Front Property
Greatest Hits Volume Two
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune (favorable)[2]

Ocean Front Property is the seventh studio album by American country music artist George Strait, released on January 12, 1987 by MCA Records. It is certified 2× Multi-platinum by the RIAA. It is the first album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart. It was ranked #5 on CMT's list of 40 Greatest Albums in Country Music in 2006.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "All My Ex's Live in Texas"   Sanger D. Shafer, Lyndia J. Shafer 3:17
2. "Someone's Walkin' Around Upstairs"   David Anthony, Paul A. Maloy 2:47
3. "Am I Blue"   David Chamberlain 3:04
4. "Ocean Front Property"   Dean Dillon, Hank Cochran, Royce Porter 3:06
5. "Hot Burning Flames"   Cochran, Mack Vickery, Wayne Kemp 2:19
6. "Without You Here"   Dillon, Porter 2:46
7. "My Heart Won't Wander Very Far from You"   Annette Cotter, Buddy Carvalhe 2:21
8. "Second Chances"   S. D. Shafer, Tommy Collins 4:13
9. "You Can't Buy Your Way out of the Blues"   S. D. Shafer, Tommy Collins 2:49
10. "I'm All Behind You Now"   Dillon 3:13
Total length:


All tracks except "Hot Burning Flames" and "You Can't Buy Your Way out of the Blues"

The Ace in the Hole Band[edit]

on "Hot Burning Flames" and "You Can't Buy Your Way out of the Blues"

  • David Anthony - acoustic guitar
  • Mike Daily - steel guitar
  • Gene Elders - fiddle
  • Phillip Fajardo - drums
  • Terry Hale - bass guitar
  • Ronnie Huckaby - piano, synclavier
  • Bennie McArthur - electric guitar
  • Rick McRae - electric guitar
  • George Strait - lead vocals
  • Curtis "Mr. Harmony" Young - background vocals


  • Engineers: Steve Tillisch, Willie Pevear, Chuck Ainlay
  • Second Engineers: Tim Kish, Marty Williams
  • Project Coordinator: Jessie Noble
  • Art Direction: Simon Levy
  • Design: Mickey Braitheaite
  • Photography: Jerry Smith

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 117


  1. ^ a b Dillon, Charlotte. Ocean Front Property at AllMusic. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  2. ^ Hurst, Jack (March 22, 1987). "Ocean Front Property". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
Preceded by
What Am I Gonna Do About You
by Reba McEntire
Top Country Albums number-one album
February 14 - March 21, 1987
Succeeded by
by The Judds
Preceded by
by Restless Heart
Top Country Albums number-one album
April 25, 1987
Succeeded by
by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris