Retro Single Review: George Strait, “All My Ex’s Live in Texas”


May 28, 2012

1987 | Peak: #1

George Strait’s not a cad, but he plays one on the radio.

You can almost hear the guy smirking as he sings this swinging hit, running down a list of jilted lovers from all over the Lone Star state.

If they ever do a Strait tribute album, reserve this one for Billy Currington.  Half of the vocal licks that make “Good Directions” and “Love Done Gone” so charming can be found here.

Written by Linda Shafer and Sanger Shafer

Grade: B+

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  1. Ben FosterNo Gravatar says:

    Love. Always good for a chuckle!

    Interesting comparison to Currington – I had never picked up on that connection before. I agree on your point there. Billy Currington could totally own this song.

  2. Hoggy from OzNo Gravatar says:

    Before this review I didn’t know the meaning of “cad”, so thank you Kevin.

    I love the bit when George sings “Some folks think I’m hidin’/It’s been rumoured that I’ve died/but I’m alive and well in Tennessee” and how he sings it. As Ben said, this song, particularly that part of the song, always brings a smile to my face :)

  3. Adam JamesNo Gravatar says:

    LOVE this tune! One of my favorite Strait hits and I love the jaunty swing the band brings to it.

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