CD Review by Jim Weaver
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.
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.
it's all King George if I had to pick a few favs on the CD, well here
"Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa"
"Cowboys Like Us"
"As Far As It Goes"
George will cut a stinker of a album someday, this one's not it.
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!
Please visit the website