Ocean Front Property

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Ocean Front Property
Ocean Front Property.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 12, 1987 (1987-01-12)
RecordedSeptember 1986
StudioSound Stage Studios, Nashville, TN
George Strait chronology
Merry Christmas Strait to You!
Ocean Front Property
Greatest Hits Volume Two
Singles from Ocean Front Property
  1. "Ocean Front Property"
    Released: December 22, 1986
  2. "All My Ex's Live in Texas"
    Released: April 10, 1987
  3. "Am I Blue"
    Released: August 3, 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 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]

1."All My Ex's Live in Texas"Sanger D. Shafer, Lyndia J. Shafer3:17
2."Someone's Walkin' Around Upstairs"David Anthony, Paul A. Maloy2:47
3."Am I Blue"David Chamberlain3:04
4."Ocean Front Property"Dean Dillon, Hank Cochran, Royce Porter3:06
5."Hot Burning Flames"Cochran, Mack Vickery, Wayne Kemp2:19
6."Without You Here"Dillon, Porter2:46
7."My Heart Won't Wander Very Far from You"Annette Cotter, Buddy Carvalhe2:21
8."Second Chances"S. D. Shafer, Tommy Collins4:13
9."You Can't Buy Your Way out of the Blues"S. D. Shafer, Collins2:49
10."I'm All Behind You Now"Dillon3:13
Total length:29:55[1]


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


  • Steve Tillisch – engineer
  • Willie Pevear – engineer
  • Chuck Ainlay – engineer
  • Tim Kish – engineer
  • Marty Williams – engineer
  • Jessie Noble – project coordinator
  • Simon Levy – art direction
  • Mickey Braitheaite – design
  • Jerry Smith – photography

Chart positions[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.