Honkytonkville Crooner George Strait, who's achieved a record 50 No. 1 country singles, has lately been inching toward the middle of the road, even as he… Honkytonkville Crooner George Strait, who's achieved a record 50 No. 1 country singles, has lately been inching toward the middle of the road, even as he… 2003-06-10 George Strait Country
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Honkytonkville (2003)

George Strait | HIT MAN Strait's new album improves upon his already impressive career
HIT MAN Strait's new album improves upon his already impressive career
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Jun 10, 2003; Lead Performance: George Strait; Genre: Country

Crooner George Strait, who's achieved a record 50 No. 1 country singles, has lately been inching toward the middle of the road, even as he hangs tight to his cowboy persona. But his new album, Honkytonkville, finds him back in the barroom, in touch with his jukebox roots. It's hard to imagine anyone doing it better. Behind the new songs that evoke the neon angst of Twitty and Jones, there's a singer of Sinatra-ish elegance, especially on ''Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa,'' a shoo-in for No. 51.

Originally posted Jun 16, 2003 Published in issue #715 Jun 20, 2003 Order article reprints
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