Awesome George Strait’s Country Song “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar”

Watch this certified country music tune by George Strait entitled “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar.” George Strait co-wrote the song with his son Bubba Strait and longtime collaborator Dean Dillon, which was written “during a late-night session and was inspired by Bubba’s tongue-twisting opening line, ‘Whiskey is the gasoline that lights the fire that burns the bridge..” He debuted the song for the first time with a live performance in December 2018 at a show in Las Vegas, Nevada. It reached a peak of number 17 on the Billboard Chart.

George Strait is the undeniable “King of Country Music.” His music career spans more than 30 years; includes 60 No. 1 singles, more than any other artist in any genre; and boasts 33 platinum or multi-platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist and third across all genres behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait is the only act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades and has sold more than 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards. He was born on May 18, 1952, in Poteet, Texas. He was raised on a family-owned farm in nearby Pearsall, Texas, where he studied agriculture at Southwest Texas State University. He began performing in a band while serving in the U.S. Army. He landed a recording contract in the 1980s with MCA records.

Every Little Honky Tonk Bar Lyrics

Whiskey is the gasoline that lights the fire that burns the bridge
Ice creates the water that’s no longer runnin’ under it
Stool holds the fool that pours the whiskey on his broken heart
Cigarettes create the smoke that hides the lonesome in his eyes
The jukebox plays Hank, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”
Dance floor holds the folks trying to forget who they are
And that’s what happens in every little honky tonk bar

Friday night, it’s a given
I’ll be L-I-V-N, livin’
We’ll dance on the bar ’til we’re sleeping it off in the car
Monday morning, it’s a given
I’ll be D-R-A-G-N, draggin’
And that’s what happens in every little honky tonk bar

Neon lights flashing bright ’til you’re almost hypnotized
Waitress, short skirt, gets hit on by every guy
Comin’ and goin’, always rollin’ with the flow
Bartender, pour our drinks; Código, do a shot
You think you’re tall and bulletproof until somebody says you’re not
You step outside thinkin’ you’re gonna show ’em you are
And that’s what happens in every little honky tonk bar

Friday night, it’s a given
We’ll be L-I-V-N, livin’
We’ll dance on the bar ’til we’re sleeping it off in the car
Monday morning, it’s a given
We’ll be D-R-A-G-N, draggin’
And that’s what happens in every little honky tonk bar
Yeah, that’s what happens in every little honky tonk bar

Whiskey is the gasoline that lights the fire that burns the bridge

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Bubba Strait / Dean Dillon / George Strait

Every Little Honky Tonk Bar lyrics © O/B/O Apra Amcos

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Alan Jackson LIVE: “Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning” at 35th CMA

Watch this beautiful song performed and written by Alan Jackson at the 35th CMA Awards entitled “Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning.” The song won multiple awards at the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Awards, including Song of the Year, and also earned Jackson his first Grammy Award for Best Country Song.

About Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson was born in the small town of Newnan, Georgia, on October 17, 1958. He grew up singing gospel music, both in church and at home with his family, and as a teenager he performed locally as part of a country duo. He left school to work and married his high-school sweetheart, Denise, who worked as an airline stewardess. In 1989, Jackson became the first artist signed to Arista’s new country division. Jackson’s debut album, Here in the Real World, was issued in 1990 and became a platinum-selling hit on the strength of four Top Five hits: the title cut, “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “Wanted,” and the first of many chart-toppers, “I’d Love You All Over Again.” He shot to full-fledged superstardom with the follow-up, 1991’s Don’t Rock the Jukebox, whose title track was an inescapable number one smash that year.

Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) Lyrics

Where were you when the world stopped turnin’
That September day?
Were you in the yard with your wife and children
Or workin’ on some stage in L.A.?
Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke
Risin’ against that blue sky?
Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry?

Did you weep for the children, they lost their dear loved ones
Pray for the ones who don’t know?
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below?
Did you burst out with pride for the red, white, and blue
And the heroes who died just doin’ what they do?
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself and what really matters?

I’m just a singer of simple songs
I’m not a real political man
I watch CNN, but I’m not sure I can tell you
The diff’rence in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope, and love are some good things He gave us
And the greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turnin’
That September day?
Teachin’ a class full of innocent children
Or drivin’ down some cold interstate?
Did you feel guilty ’cause you’re a survivor?
In a crowded room did you feel alone?
Did you call up your mother and tell her you love her?
Did you dust off that Bible at home?

Did you open your eyes and hope it never happened
Close your eyes and not go to sleep?
Did you notice the sunset for the first time in ages
And speak to some stranger on the street?
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Go out and buy you a gun?
Did you turn off that violent old movie you’re watchin’
And turn on I Love Lucy reruns?
Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers
Stand in line to give your own blood?
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
Thank God you had somebody to love?

I’m just a singer of simple songs
I’m not a real political man
I watch CNN, but I’m not sure I can tell you
The diff’rence in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope, and love are some good things He gave us
And the greatest is love
I’m just a singer of simple songs
I’m not a real political man
I watch CNN, but I’m not sure I can tell you
The diff’rence in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope, and love are some good things He gave us
And the greatest is love

And the greatest is love
And the greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turnin’
On that September day?

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Alan Jackson

Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Memorable Duet: “I Told You So” Carrie Underwood with Randy Travis aT tHE American Idol STAGE

Watch this very memorable duet of country music superstars Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis at the American Idol stage. “I Told You So” is a song written by Randy Travis from his 1987 album, Always & Forever. It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard and Canadian RPM country singles charts in June 1988.

In 2007, the song was covered by Carrie Underwood on her album Carnival Ride. Her version was released in February 2009 and was re-recorded and re-released in March as a duet with Travis. Underwood’s and Travis’s duet peaked at number two on the U.S. country charts in 2009.

I Told You So Lyrics

Suppose I called you up tonight
And told you that I love you
And suppose I said I want to come back home
And suppose I cried and said I think
I finally learned my lesson
And I’m tired of spending all my time alone

If I told you that I realize
You’re all I ever wanted
And it’s killing me to be so far away
Would you tell me that you love me too
And would we cry together
Or would you simply laugh at me and say

I told you so
Oh, I told you so
I told you some day you’d come
Crawling back and asking me to take you in
I told you so
But you had to go
And now I’ve found somebody new
And you will never break my heart in two again

If got down on my knees
And told you I was yours forever
Would you get down on yours too and take my hand
Would we get that old-time feeling
Would we laugh and talk for hours
The way we did when our love first began

Would you tell me that you’ve missed me too
And that you’ve been so lonely
And you’ve waited for the day that I return
And we’d live and love forever
And that I’m your one and only
Or would you say the table’s finally turned

Would you say I told you so
Oh I told you so
I told you someday you’d come
Crawling back and asking me to take you in
I told you so
But you had to go
And now I’ve found somebody new
And you will never break my heart in two again

And now I’ve found somebody new
And you will never break my heart in two again

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Randy Travis

I Told You So lyrics © Sometimes You Win Music

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