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Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Two years after his breakthrough album, Strait From the Heart, George Strait was riding the charts again with perhaps his finest recorded moment. Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind, both the album and the song, were, along with Dwight Yoakam's Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., the only real traditional country records on the radio in 1984. And Strait is not a "new traditionalist." He came out of Texas a country singer, and album after album he proved that he was a traditional country singer. The title cut, written by Sanger and Darlene Shafer is one of four they placed on the album, and another, "Honky Tonk Saturday Night," charted as the disc's second single. Jimmy Bowen ...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Two years after his breakthrough album, Strait From the Heart, George Strait was riding the charts again with perhaps his finest recorded moment. Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind, both the album and the song, were, along with Dwight Yoakam's Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., the only real traditional country records on the radio in 1984. And Strait is not a "new traditionalist." He came out of Texas a country singer, and album after album he proved that he was a traditional country singer. The title cut, written by Sanger and Darlene Shafer is one of four they placed on the album, and another, "Honky Tonk Saturday Night," charted as the disc's second single. Jimmy Bowen staggered the tunes here to reflect all of Strait's considerable strengths -- there are hot and jumpy Western swing numbers such as "Any Old Time" and ballads like "You're Dancin' This Dance All Wrong," along with honky tonk weepers such as "I Should Have Watched That First Step." But there are a few barroom ravers as well as the swinging honky tonk of "Love Comes From the Other Side of Town" and the smoking closer "The Fireman." This is the tightest selection of tracks, perfectly sequenced and gorgeously sung by an earthy country singer who was at the very top of his powers. Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind is an enduring classic two decades later and is timeless in its appeal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2007
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • UPC: 602517372368
  • Catalog Number: 000924002
  • Sales rank: 38,517

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Strait Primary Artist, Vocal Harmony
Johnny Gimble Fiddle, Mandolin
Eddie Bayers Drums
Larry Byrom Electric Guitar
Hank DeVito Steel Guitar
John Hobbs Keyboards
David Hungate Bass
Weldon Myrick Steel Guitar
Randy Scruggs Acoustic Guitar
Curtis Young Background Vocals
Reggie Young Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
George Strait Producer, Engineer
Jimmy Bowen Producer, Engineer
Jeff Dayton Composer
Casey Kelly Composer
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Darlene Shafer Composer
Sonny Throckmorton Composer
Steve Tillisch Engineer
Ron Treat Engineer
Wayne Kemp Composer
Jeff Adamoff Art Direction
Katherine Elizabeth Nicoll Composer
Mark Vickery Composer
Dave Hassinger Engineer
John Porter McMeans Composer
Fred J. Freiling Composer
Sanger D. Shafer Composer
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