Somewhere Down in Texas
|Somewhere Down in Texas|
|Studio album by George Strait|
|Released||June 28, 2005|
|Studio||OceanWay; Nashville and others|
|George Strait chronology|
|The Austin Chronicle|||
|The New York Times||(average)|
Somewhere Down in Texas is the twenty-third studio album by American country music singer George Strait. This album was released on June 28, 2005 on the MCA Nashville Records label. This album was certified platinum and peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200. Singles released from it were, in order: "You'll Be There", which peaked at #4 on Hot Country Songs; "She Let Herself Go", which became Strait's 40th Billboard Number One hit on the country charts; and a cover of Merle Haggard's "The Seashores of Old Mexico", which peaked at #11. "Texas" also charted at #35 on Hot Country Songs from unsolicited airplay.
The album's titled track was played in a video retrospective to former wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin that appeared as the last chapter of the same name in the DVD, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time.
|1.||"If the Whole World Was a Honky Tonk"||Bryan Simpson, Ashley Gorley, Wade Kirby||4:07|
|2.||"Somewhere Down in Texas"||Dana Hunt Black, Tim Ryan Rouillier, Charlie Black||3:55|
|3.||"The Seashores of Old Mexico"||Merle Haggard||4:11|
|4.||"You'll Be There"||Cory Mayo||4:18|
|5.||"High Tone Woman"||Leslie Satcher, Rouillier||2:52|
|6.||"Good News, Bad News" (with Lee Ann Womack)||Dean Dillon, Dale Dodson, Lee Ann Womack||3:22|
|7.||"Oh, What a Perfect Day"||Monty Holmes, Buddy Brock, Jeff Silvey||3:29|
|8.||"Texas"||Steven Dale Jones, Phillip White||3:04|
|9.||"Ready for the End of the World"||Clint Daniels, Tony Martin||3:51|
|10.||"She Let Herself Go"||Dillon, Kerry Kurt Phillips||3:18|
|11.||"By the Light of a Burning Bridge"||Walt Aldridge, Michael White||3:17|
- Eddie Bayers – drums
- Stuart Duncan – fiddle, mandolin
- Paul Franklin – pedal steel guitar
- Steve Gibson – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
- Wes Hightower – background vocals
- Brent Mason – electric guitar on all tracks except "The Seashores of Old Mexico", nylon string guitar on "The Seashores of Old Mexico"
- Steve Nathan – Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, piano
- Michael Rhodes – bass guitar on "The Seashores of Old Mexico"
- Matt Rollings – piano, synthesizer
- Marty Slayton – background vocals
- George Strait – lead vocals, background vocals
- Bryan Sutton – acoustic guitar, gut string guitar
- Lee Ann Womack – duet vocals on "Good News, Bad News"
- Casey Wood – percussion
- Glenn Worf – upright bass on "High Tone Woman", bass guitar on all other tracks except "The Seashores of Old Mexico"
Additional background vocals on "You'll Be There" by Jaime Babbitt, Robert Bailey, Lisa Cochran, Vicki Hampton, Chris Rodriguez, Casey Wood.
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||1|
|U.S. Billboard 200||1|
- Critic reviews at Metacritic
- About.com review
- Allmusic review
- The Austin Chronicle review
- Chicago Tribune review
- Entertainment Weekly review
- People review
- Plugged In review
- Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
- Stylus Magazine review Archived 2013-06-29 at the Wayback Machine.
- "CMA past winners". Country Music Association. Retrieved 2011-02-06.
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