George Strait delivered a heartfelt song after a break up entitled “She’ll Leave You With a Smile.”
George Harvey Strait Jr. is one of the biggest stars in the country music industry. He is known as the “King of Country” and is considered one of the most influential music artists of all time. He has bagged numerous honors and awards. He was also named Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Today, let us talk about one of his chart-topping singles “She’ll Leave You with a Smile.”
George Strait’s “She’ll Leave You with a Smile”
“She’ll Leave You with a Smile” is a ballad love song penned by Odie Blackmon and Jay Knowles. George Strait recorded this song and it was released on September 2, 2002, as a single from his album, The Road Less Traveled. Upon its release, “She’ll Leave You with a Smile” peaked at number 1 on the US Billboard Country Songs chart and at number 23 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In addition, this song became Strait’s 50th number 1 single breaking Conway Twitty’s record of 49 number 1 singles in Country music.
“She’ll Leave You with a Smile” was written by Nashville writers during their difficult times.
“At the time we wrote that song, I had just lost my first publishing deal, and I was broke as I could be,” Blackmon recalled. “I had been in a phase where me and some of my songwriter buddies that were younger, had been trying to chase what we thought people wanted, but it wasn’t working. Jay and myself had lost our deals, and we were kind of down and out. We wrote a lot together during that time.”
You’re gonna give her all your heart
Then she’ll tear your world apart
You’re gonna cry a little while
Still, she’ll leave you with a smile
“She’ll Leave You with a Smile” tells us about a girl who leaves a guy. The guy then recalls all the best memories they had even the days when they were no longer together. Even if the relationship hasn’t lasted forever, the memories are still being treasured. His beloved’s smile is one thing that he will never forget about his past.
Listen to George Strait’s “She’ll Leave You with a Smile” below: