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George Strait - 50 Number Ones 
MCA Nashville Records 
Album Review by Cheryl Harvey Hill 

Who are we trying to kid here? George Strait releases an album of fifty-one songs and calls it "50 Number Ones." Is there anyone, any where on this planet, who doesn't know this album contains fifty-one number one hits?! Look up "George Strait" in the dictionary and it has "number one" as a synonym. His label is calling this album "the definitive anthology for one of country music's most enduring artists" and rightfully so. With more number one hits than any other single artist in history, George Strait is the definitive case in point of a country music artist.

While others tried to decide whether to go hat or hatless, Strait kept his hat on and continued to crank out number one hits with ease. When labels were scrambling to sign artists who were younger, more marketable, taller, thinner -- whatever the current demographic trend indicated -- Strait put on the same ole Wranglers, same ole smile and displayed that same ole talent we have come to know and love. From his first number one hit, "Fool Hearted Memory" in 1982, to today, he has remained true to himself, true to his genre and true to his fans. 

Strait started out singing in honky tonks in Texas over twenty years ago and the only thing that has changed since the very first time he graced a stage, is the stage. George Strait is to country music what comfort food is to the rest of us and there is enough great music on this two CD set to keep a party going for hours. So drag out the BBQ grill, ice up the beer, throw on the steaks and get ready to waltz and two-step down memory lane. No one needs me to tell them this is a great album, the music speaks for itself.

Rating: BUY IT!

George Strait - 50 Number Ones track list: 

Disc One

Disc Two

I Hate Everything
Fool Hearted Memory
A Fire I Can't Put Out
You Look So Good In Love
Right Or Wrong
Let's Fall To Pieces Together
Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind?
The Chair
Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her
It Ain't Cool To Be Crazy About You
Ocean Front Property
All My Ex's Live In Texas
Am I Blue
Famous Last Words Of A Fool
Baby Blue
If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')
Baby's Gotten Good At Goodbye
What's Going On In Your World
Ace In The Hole
Love Without End, Amen
I've Come To Expect It From You
If I Know Me
You Know Me Better Than That
The Chill Of An Early Fall
So Much Like My Dad
I Cross My Heart
Heartland
Easy Come, Easy Go
I'd Like To Have That One Back
The Man In Love With You
The Big One
You Can't Make A Heart Love Somebody
Lead On
Check Yes Or No
I Know She Still Loves Me
Blue Clear Sky
Carried Away
I Can Still Make Cheyenne
One Night At A Time
Carrying Your Love With Me
Today My World Slipped Away
Round About Way
I Just Want To Dance With You
TRUE
We Really Shouldn't Be Doing This
Write This Down
The Best Day
Go On
Run
Living and Living Well
She'll Leave You With A Smile

Website:  www.GeorgeStrait.com

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