Valentine’s Day is upon us! And, what better way to celebrate the holiday all about love than with a playlist made up of George Strait’s love songs!
The King of Country announced the special Apple Music Country playlist via Twitter on Saturday (Feb. 13) afternoon. “A George Strait Love Songs playlist on @AppleMusic. Need we say more?” the tweet said.
There are some truly great love songs on the 23-track playlist. So, it’s definitely worth the download. Possibly the most popular is Strait’s classic “I Cross My Heart.” This song was written by Steve Dorff and Eric Kaz. You can watch the remastered music video for “I Cross My Heart” here.
The special Valentine’s Day playlist has songs perfect for telling your special someone just how you feel. Just give it a listen and decide which works best for you. For example, want to inspire your loved one to dance, put on George Strait’s song “I Just Want to Dance With You.” You can listen to George Strait perform this song below.
Another classic song by The King of Country on the playlist is “Let’s Fall to Pieces Together.” You can listen to him sing that song below.
“The Man in Love With You” is another song included on the playlist. Check out the official music video for this song below.
Other love songs included on the special Apple Music playlist are “Run,” “It Just Comes Natural,” “Blue Clear Sky,” “River of Love,” “One Night at a Time,” and “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright.”
George Strait Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary of ‘Every Little Honky Tonk Bar’
In addition to celebrating Valentine’s Day this week, George Strait also celebrated the two-year anniversary of one of his more recent hits. The song is “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar.” And, it came out on Feb. 11, 2019.
Without a doubt, this is a great country song. It pays tribute to those tiny bars where the drinks are good and great music is playing in the background. Helping Strait craft the song were two individuals he knew very well – his son Bubba and Dean Dillon. According to SongFacts.com, the idea for the song was Bubba’s. Upon hearing what his son had in mind, Strait and Dillon knew that had a really good idea on their hands.
“We were down at my ranch in south Texas writing and it was kind of towards the end of the night and we were pretty much done,” Strait has said, according to the website. “I was tired and ready to go to bed, but we were going, ‘Does anybody have anything else?’ Bubba goes, ‘Whiskey is the gasoline that lights the fire that burns the bridge.’ And Dean and I go, ‘What? Where did that come from?’ [laughs] So, anyway, that’s how it started and we finished it that night.”
The song’s lyrics paint a clear image of those great bars we will never forget. These include: “Stool holds the fool that pours the whiskey on his broken heart / Cigarettes create the smoke that hides the lonesome in his eyes / The jukebox plays Hank, ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ / Dance floor holds the folks trying to forget who they are / And that’s what happens in every little honky tonk bar.”
You can watch a video for George Strait’s “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar” below.