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Here For A Good Time

Here For A Good Time by George Strait
Released: Sep 2011
Label: MCA Nashville
Despite its title, Here for a Good Time houses some of the darkest material King George has recorded to date. After the frivolous twang of the opening track comes "Drinking Man," which chronicles the life of an alcoholic one heartbreaking episode at a time; the character's helplessness is magnified by Strait's deep baritone, which is as velvety as ever. "Poison" delves into vices including drink and pretty women, while "House Across the Bay" ruminates on a failed relationship. "Lone Star Blues," "Blue Marlin Blues" and the title track will perk you right up when the others leave you down.
Linda Ryan