You'll Be There

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"You'll Be There"
GS - Youll be there single.jpg
Single by George Strait
from the album Somewhere Down in Texas
Released March 28, 2005
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 4:18
Label MCA Nashville
Writer(s) Cory Mayo
Producer(s) Tony Brown, George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"I Hate Everything"
"You'll Be There"
"She Let Herself Go"

"You'll Be There" is a song written by Cory Mayo and recorded by American country music singer George Strait. It was released in March 2005 as the lead single from the album, Somewhere Down in Texas. It peaked at number 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1]


The song is an ode to a person who has died. The narrator talks about their journey to get to Heaven and that they'll see each other on the "other side" when the time comes.

Critical reception[edit]

In his review of the album, Ray Waddell of Billboard called it "the kind of languid big-picture [ballad] that he just kills".[2] An uncredited review in the Plainview Daily Herald called the song "much more ambitious than the usual George Strait tune".[3] Greg Crawford of Knight Ridder News Service wrote that it had "moving but never maudlin lyrics" and "is the clear standout" of the album.[4]

Chart positions[edit]

"You'll Be There" debuted at number 30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs for the week of April 9, 2005.

Chart (2005) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 54

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 20


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 337. 
  2. ^ Waddell, Ray (2 July 2005). "Reviews". Billboard. 117 (27): 42. 
  3. ^ "George Strait does it again, perfectly". Plainview Daily Herald. 7 July 2005. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Crawford, Greg (6 July 2005). "George Strait — Somewhere Down in Texas". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.
  6. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for George Strait.
  7. ^ "Best of 2005: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2005. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 

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