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Single Review: George Strait, “Here For a Good Time”

The title screams country party anthem. Thank heavens for Dale Evans, it isn’t one.

But it is a laid-back, pseudo-philosophical number that has Strait vowing to live for the moment, to enjoy some moonshine, and to not worry about the troubles that weigh other people down.

If Kenny Chesney ever trades in the islands for the honky-tonks, he’ll sound exactly like this.

Written by Dean Dillon, Bubba Strait and George Strait

Grade: B

Listen: Here For a Good Time

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100 Greatest Women, #57: Dale Evans

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#57

Dale Evans

Back when they used to call it Country & Western music, Dale Evans was the most iconic female artist for the latter half of the genre. She’ll forever be known as the wife and partner of singing cowboy legend Roy Rogers, but she also made history with her songwriter’s pen.

One of the only women on this list who wasn’t known primarily as a recording star, Evans became a country legend in front of the camera. She began to pursue her musical dream at the age of fifteen. By then, she was already a divorced single parent, and she made ends meet by singing and playing piano on local radio stations in Memphis. One disc jockey suggested the stage name Dale Evans, and it became her official moniker. She worked her way up to Chicago, where she performed in front of big bands before becoming a staff singer for radio station WBBM.

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