“All My Ex’s Live In Texas” is an awesome and funny song given to us by the one and only George Strait, and is one of his great classics.
George Strait released his classic song “All My Ex’s Live In Texas” way back in the late 1980s and it has become a favorite since then.
George Strait has been shelling out country music hits for more than four decades now and every time, we are always given great country tunes to listen to. Perhaps one of the best songs he has released was “All My Ex’s Live In Texas,” a song with a western swing style used. It has become a great classic since it was released that also became a constant part of country music.
“All My Ex’s Live In Texas” is a Cute and Short Humorous Song
Released in 1987 by the great George Strait, just listening to this tune brings us back to the ’80s and it helps us reminisce on that great era.
This song was Strait’s 19th single and his 11th number one hit. It was a part of his album titled Ocean Front Property.
Though performed and released by George Strait, the song was actually written by Sanger D. Shafer (a.k.a. Whitey Shafer) and Lynda J. Shafer.
The song shows the narrator, a Texas man who has lived most of his life in Texas by the Frio River (in Shafer’s original recording it was the Brazos River, and was changed to the Colorado River in later performances) was forced to flee to Tennessee due to a series of failed relationships. All of his failed relationships ended disastrously with many of his ex’s coming after him. The narrator relives his life back in Texas with meditations each night.
The song’s western swing style brings out the groove in many of us and the lyrics make many smiles. For gamers, the song may be very familiar as it is featured in the fictional country station, K-Rose, in the Game GTA San Andreas where many gamers first heard a lot of great classic songs just after GTA Vice City.
Take a listen to the song here, watch and enjoy!