June 26, 2011
“Unwound” was originally written with Johnny Paycheck in mind, but since he was in jail, Strait got the chance to record it instead. Thus began a long and fruitful partnership with songwriter Dean Dillon, who has a knack for writing slightly offbeat songs that Strait brings into the mainstream.
This would be a great record just for the fiddle alone, but a very youthful Strait is still able to deliver the goods, and the band is so country that you can almost smell the sawdust when they let loose. A remarkable start to a legendary career.
Written by Dean Dillon and Frank Dycus