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If You're Thinkin' You Want A Stranger  - George Strait - 1982  (Album -Strait Country)

SW small Logo This was the first song I ever heard from George Strait when I got into Country Radio at WOBL in Oberlin, Ohio.  It has remained a special song for me as I was learning country at the time. Strait was new in country as was I, and believe it or not he hadn't had a number one yet. That would be his next song, Fool Hearted Memory a few months later.  This was pure country in the Urban Cowboy era, and this sound was very different than many of the songs on the charts then.  It was at the genesis of the movement that started steering country away from the format-less Urban Cowboy stuff.  It would take a while, but of course George Strait went on to have 60 plus number one songs and get the moniker "King Of Country".  I remember getting a lot of calls for his music early on and fans liking his far more traditional sound.  He with John Anderson, Ricky Skaggs, Hank Jr, Reba, Earl Thomas Conley, Alabama and others were going a very different way and fans liked it.  This is an underrated George Strait song, and if you've never heard it, take a listen.  #3 in 1982.

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