In 1997, George Strait released “Carrying Your Love with Me” as the second single from the album of the same name. The song was a massive success for the country icon as it ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
On top of that, the song also earned a nomination as the Best Male Country Vocal Performance during the 1998 Grammy Awards.
Meaning Behind The Song
Written by Steve Bogard and Jeff Stevens, “Carrying Your Love with Me” tells the story of a man who vows to carry the love of his girl with him as he is to leave home for periods of time.
“I’ll have everything I’ll ever need. I’m carryin’ your love with me,” the romantic ballad goes.
In an interview, Bogard and Stevens gave a glimpse of how the song came to life. Bogard revealed that it was actually Stevens who thought of “Carrying Your Love with Me” as a title. However, it took six months for the duo to finally write the song. That moment came when Bogard finally had an idea for the “beat up leather bag” metaphor.
From there, the song pretty much wrote itself within just a few hours. Eventually, it landed in Strait’s lap, and everything was history.
In 2022, “Carrying Your Love with Me” regained popularity and garnered new attention – thanks to burgeoning country artist David Morris, who released his country rap rendition that contains an altered sample of the chorus. Morris’ version went viral on the super popular social media app TikTok. Well, it only goes to show the lasting impact of George Strait’s songs.
Anyway, tune in and play the video below to listen to “Carrying Your Love with Me” by George Strait.