Love Is Everything

Love Is Everything

by George StraitGeorge Strait


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George Strait decided he'd retire from the road once he turned 60, so he launched a farewell tour in 2013 that is scheduled to run into 2014. Hanging up his concert hat doesn't necessarily indicate that he's taking a break from recording, so there's no suggestion that Love Is Everything -- his 28th studio album, released in May of 2013, just as the farewell tour began -- will be his final recording. True enough, Love Is Everything does not have the gravity that's required of a final statement, as it glides by with the natural ease that has been Strait's signature since the start. This light touch combined with Strait's unapologetic slowing gait -- there aren't nearly as many breezy numbers as there were last time around on 2011's Here for a Good Time -- make for an appealingly mellow little record, one heavy on ballads ranging from such sweet pieces of sunburnt pop as "Sittin' on the Fence" to such old-fashioned romantic crooning such as "I Just Can't Go on Dying Like This," which would have felt equally comfortable in the hands of either George Jones or Frank Sinatra. Strait can still kick up a little dust -- "The Night Is Young" is a good Texas two-step, "I Thought I Heard My Heart Sing" nearly bounces along on the giddiness of its melody -- but he's not so concerned in exercising that swing muscle all that often. He'd rather lay back and sings songs of love won and lost, and even if that means Love Is Everything isn't necessarily ambitious, it is remarkably satisfying.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/14/2013
Label: Mca Nashville
UPC: 0602537270521
catalogNumber: 001801002

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Strait   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Strait   Composer,Producer
Anderson   Composer
Pat McLaughlin   Composer
Steve Bogard   Composer
Tony Brown   Producer
Dean Dillon   Composer
Donny Kees   Composer
Mark Bright   Composer
Bill Kenner   Composer
Keith Gattis   Composer
Jeff Silvey   Composer
Monty Holmes   Composer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Tim James   Composer
Roger Creager   Composer
L. Russell Brown   Composer
Phil O'Donnell   Composer
Chris Stapleton   Composer
Bubba Strait   Composer
Tom Douglas   Composer
Wyatt Earp   Composer
Kyle Jacobs   Composer
Randy Montana   Composer

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