November 18, 2012
A Western Swing spin on “The Gambler.”
Not much to say about it beyond that. It bounces along pleasantly enough, and despite
the recycled life lessons, it still packs a little punch.
It also showcases Strait’s live sound better than most of his singles do, letting the band loose for a surprisingly long time, given the remarkably short 2:34 running time.
Fun fact: the B-side of the single was “Oh Me, Oh My, Sweet Baby”, which would be a top five hit for Diamond Rio a few years later.
Written by Dennis Adkins
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