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Single Review: “River Of Love” by George Strait

December 9, 2008

It’s always nice to see George Strait take on new ground in the genre. For his third single from Troubadour he takes a more island feel to explore the fun of being in love. Now George isn’t the first person you think of when you consider tropical country music (see Kenny Chesney), so how does he stack up when taking on a song like this.

The answer is pretty good. It may seem out of place for George to take on a song that explores the boundaries of his traditional country sounds by using tropical country music to his advantage, but he does it well and with respect to his own sound. In fact this song is the most enjoyable George has had in a while and actually has you singing along by the second verse with it’s catchy hook “Lets go roooooooooolin’ on a river of love“. It’s got a nice beat to it and everything and is a nice turn for George who has recently made hits mostly from slow songs or traditional mid-tempo sounds. It may not be considered “the real George Strait” but I’m diggin’ it.


Grade: B+

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2008 7:09 pm

    I referenced it in our CMA blog, but this whole performance, regardless of entertainment value (You’re right. It’s catchy. I admit it.), sounds custom-made for a Viagra commercial.

  2. cowboybleau permalink*
    December 9, 2008 8:00 pm

    Wow…I wouldn’t go that far Blake. I was going to say it sounds more like kenny than George, but I actually think George does a good job. Basically I gave it it’s grade because compared to George’s other recent works, i.e. Troubadour and I Saw God Today, it’s a nice switch up to a faster, more entertaining George we haven’t heard in a while.

  3. December 10, 2008 9:00 pm

    Extreme comment, I know. I do enjoy when George lightens up, though, and he sounds good here (as always).

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