It Just Comes Natural

It Just Comes Natural

by George Strait


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Could an album title be more appropriate for George Strait than It Just Comes Natural? This modern-day honky-tonk pioneer has been making it sound that way since his 1981 manifesto, Strait Country. Working with longtime producer Tony Brown again, Strait marshals some of his most emotionally resonant vocals ever in service to a collection of outstanding songs about breaking up, riding away, making up, and living and loving -- familiar turf for Strait, to be sure, but here explored with an edge, a purpose that recalls his early intensity when the future was at stake. The elite group of writers he culls material from include his Texas compadres Guy Clark (a jaunty western swing treatment of "Texas Cookin' "), Bruce Robison (a foot-stomping confessional about obsessive love titled "Wrapped"), and Lee Roy Parnell (a fierce, rocking workout on "One Foot In Front of the Other"), as well as the venerable Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, and Dean Dillon, among others. "He Must Have Really Hurt You Bad" takes Strait into territory he rules, as he croons a bartender's winsome lament for a suddenly single woman who's seeking love in all the wrong places. "I Ain't Her Cowboy Anymore," keyed by a lonely, twanging guitar, a mournful fiddle line and a wash of discreetly crying strings, is a companion piece to Strait's classic "This Is Where the Cowboy Rides Away." With a great band that includes Matt Rollings and Steve Nathan switching around on organ and piano and redoubtable fiddler Stuart Duncan playing with great empathy for mood and texture, Strait is moved to performances that rival and in some cases even exceed his most memorable of the past quarter century -- a natural man, in his element.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/2006
Label: Mca Nashville
UPC: 0602498889602
catalogNumber: 000602302

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Strait   Primary Artist
Matt Rollings   Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond Organ
Steve Gibson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Tony Brown   Background Vocals
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Mac McAnally   Acoustic Guitar
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Steve Nathan   Organ,Synthesizer,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Bergen White   Conductor
Glenn Worf   Bass,Upright Bass
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Jeff Taylor   Accordion
Marty Slayton   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bill Anderson   Composer
Guy Clark   Composer
Lee Roy Parnell   Composer
George Strait   Producer,Audio Production
Bobby Braddock   Composer
Craig Allen   Art Direction
Tony Brown   Producer,Audio Production
Buddy Cannon   Composer
Dean Dillon   Composer
Kyle Lehning   Engineer
Bruce Robison   Composer
Tony Romeo   Composer
Bergen White   String Arrangements
Crista Moore   Composer
Chuck Ainlay   Engineer
Tony Lane   Composer
Jim Collins   Composer
Mark Nesler   Composer
Leslie Satcher   Composer
Trent Tomlinson   Composer
Erv Woolsey   Management
Casey Beathard   Composer
Scotty Emerick   Composer
Ashe Underwood   Composer
Marvin Green   Composer
Mark Kerr   Composer
Tammy Hyler   Composer
Dan Wells   Composer
Todd Tidwell   Engineer
Jamey Johnson   Composer
Ed Hill   Composer
Tim Johnson   Composer
David Cory Lee   Composer
Bobby Carmichael   Composer
Tony Martin   Composer

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's a reason why George Strait is called the "King of Country" and he deffinately upholds his title with this CD. I believe that many of the songs could be #1 hits if more attention was payed to them. After 25 years George just gets better people!! Can compete with Kenney Chesney any day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Best! If stations promoted like before, George would have 4 to 6 hits hands down. Excellent material. His voice sounds fantastic. Reminds me of first 3 albums. He poured some heart and soul in this one. Way to go stand out as a person, performer, and it shows.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed this album. It's always fun to listen to a George Strait album the first time and hear the new material. Excellent songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Each selection on the CD is outstandingly good.
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