September 21

George Strait singing George Jones’ ‘Love Bug’ is Everything

George Strait has shown much compassion and love for his the people in the Lone Star State and while we are dying and cheering every time King George graces the TV screen, we wanted to give him utmost honor as we travel back to the glorious days of a younger George Strait. This time we wanted to magnify his performance during the 1994 George Strait version of George Jones classic hit ‘Love Bug’ a song that reminds us how there is euphoria in falling in love and why it alters every sane mind it infects.

Love Bug, George Jones, George Strait

‘Love Bug’ is considered as pulling the roots of the ‘Bakersfield’ sound which was popularized by Buck Owens. During the days, George Jones and Buck Owens had become arch nemesis when it comes the Bakersfield sound. Speaking of the Jones and Owens rivalry was Chet Flippo:

“I think that Nashville felt that Bakersfield was a bad smell that they wished would go away. It really had nothing to do with the scene in Nashville but country radio loved that music, so there was a certain co-existence that had to go on. This rivalry extended to Jones and Owens; although they would always remain friends, during the occasions in which they toured together in the early days they often argued about who would close the show, with Jones recalling in his autobiography I Lived to Tell It All that he “was resentful because Buck’s home in Bakersfield did not make him part of the Nashville family.”

George Strait’s version, on the other hand, was made in February 1994 as the third single from his album Easy Come, Easy Go. It didn’t peak at number one spot but George Strait did an excellent job putting his own style on the said song.

Watch his performance below:


Lovebug Lyrics

Well I was ruling the roost, had all the chicks to myself.
And suddenly it happened, that funny little feeling I felt.
Well I tried to outrun it, but it finally caught up with me.
Tell me how can I run from something that I can’t see?

Oh that little bitty teeny weeny thing they call the lovebug.
Nobody’s ever seen it, but it’s got the whole world shook up.
It all started with a little bitty kiss and a hug.
It’s a little bitty teeny weeny thing they call the lovebug.

Well I always thought that I had me a pretty good style,
But I lost that race by a good old country mile.
Well I was walking all around with my head held way up high,
And it fooled me, hit me, really took me by surprise.
It’s a little bitty teeny weeny thing they call the lovebug.


George Jones, George Strait, lovebug

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