I am aware of my blogging tendencies – no need to tell me – I am aware :-\ . Maybe subconsciously, I feel like I need to wait a month in between posting new recommendations? I really don’t know!… Anyway, I had a tough time deciding on who to spotlight with #20, but I knew I wanted to choose a guy, so then I remembered that George Strait (my absolute #1) is about to release a new album this upcoming April 1st called Troubadour, and my eyes lit up and my ears perked up: I have made my decision.
My twentieth recommendation is: George Strait’s “You’re Stronger Than Me” from his 2000 George Strait album. It’d hard to believe it took so long for George Strait to finally release a self-titled album after all those preceding years of success but he finally did in the dawn of the twenty-first century with this CD. This was actually the FIRST country album I’ve ever owned (yes, it took me quite some time to get into it!) and I bought it through the BMG Music Service online and man, oh man, am I glad I did. At first listen, I wasn’t totally impressed with the music (at that time, it was my re-introduction back to country music, and the album is full of slow-paced tunes, so give me a break! lol) but I do remember that I really enjoyed the more traditional numbers, like “You’re Stronger Than Me”. Side-track: I’m not really crazy with the artwork for the cover though…I wish they didn’t choose to design it that way, but it is a nice picture of GS.