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George Strait
Honkytonkville

CD Review by Jim Weaver

CD Review:
How much do you need to say when it's "King George"? Well since I have more space than that to fill this week, I guess I can add a little more. George Strait's much anticipated new album Honkytonkville hits the stores this week (Tuesday, 6/10/03). The first single "Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa" is officially a hit having reached the Top 20 of both Billboard and R&R singles charts.

As for the new CD, it's nice to be one of the top stars in your chosen genre of music because you get the pick of the litter when it comes to songs to record for your new album... and as usual, George has picked some the best country songs out there from the best writers and rising stars. Artists like Anthony Smith, Billy Yates (reviewed here last week) and Jim Lauderdale just to name a few. Not to take anything away from the rest of the writers on this CD, those were just the first names to jump off the page at me. I'm sure if you ever read the liner notes inside the CD you'll recognize most of these folks. Great songwriters have a nasty habit of turning out great songs and then an big star like George gets hold of them and turns them into hits. 

Although it's all King George if I had to pick a few favs on the CD, well here goes...
"Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa"
"Honkytonkville"
"Cowboys Like Us"
"As Far As It Goes"

Maybe George will cut a stinker of a album someday, this one's not it.

Rating: Buy it!

Website Review by Jim Weaver:
I'm starting to see a trend in Flash design that I really like... as in George's site, web designers are using small Flash files built around an HTML main page that works much better and loads much faster than an all Flash site. It's still going to be a little slower to load than an all HTML site but it's a good compromise. Functionally George's site is about as good as they come, it's pretty easy to find what you're looking for and there's even more hidden stuff for Fan Club members. Plenty of pics, info and extras!

Rating: Good Job!
Please visit the
website for yourself.

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