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2009 album from the Country icon, the follow-up to his platinum selling Troubadour album. Strait was recently recognized by the Academy Of Country Music as the Artist Of The Decade and was honored in a primetime CBS special that won the night's ratings, proving yet again that George is King! Twang features 13 tracks including the first single 'Living For The Night', which was written by George, his son Bubba and hit songwriter Dean Dillon.

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  • Audio CD (August 11, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • ASIN: B002FZL96M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,508 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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What a good buy. great songs, George Strait, how can you go wrong?
Kathy
It's one of the best songs I've heard in a long time, and I'm sure this will be a blockbuster hit single.
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Twang the song is just as good upbeat and a good way to start this CD.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Joey Sciarra on August 11, 2009
Format: Audio CD
George Strait has routinely been releasing amazing music for the past 3 decades, so it comes as no big surprise that this album is again loaded with pure country gems. So what more could he possibly add after all these years, and his slew of #1 hits? Well, for the first time since the debut of his long career, George co-wrote 3 songs on the CD -- and his son, Bubba Strait, also had a hand in writing 4 songs on the album. Both of them teamed up to help pen the first single, "Living For The Night", which is an amazing ballad. It's one of the strongest singles of 2009, and is quickly becoming yet another huge hit for his collection. The whole album was recorded in Key West, Florida -- and it seems to have a nice overall laid back feel to it.

The title track, "Twang", is an upbeat and catchy single, and is bound to be his next sure-fire #1 hit. It's a pure classic country song with lots of twang, done in unique George Strait style. The second track on the CD, "Where Have I Been All My Life", slows things down a bit -- and it features a great tune with strong lyrics. It was co-written by Sherrie Austin, who a few years ago had a couple top 30 singles of her own ("Never Been Kissed" and "Streets Of Heaven"). "Where Have I Been All My Life" is a great ballad which reflects back on all the things that we may have missed out on earlier in our life, and is definitely one of the highlights on the album. "Easy As You Go" is a nice laid back song, and "Arkansas Dave" is another interesting tune -- which was written solely by Bubba Strait. It's a very simple traditional storytelling song, which has the feel of classic music released a few decades ago...Johnny Cash would be proud! The last song on the album, "El Rey", will be quite a surprise to many who aren't expecting it.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Yap TOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 11, 2009
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Prime Cuts: The Breath You Take, Where Have I Been All My Life, Beautiful Day for Goodbye

Loyalty is the secret to Strait's success. Despite amassing a staggering 57 number 1 hits, Strait rarely disappoints: in fact, every CD is loaded with sing-a-long barn burners, pit and sawdust honky tonkers and his signature heart tugging ballads. Adopting such a winsome template "Twang," Strait's 26th studio album, is again bound to be voraciously devoured by his legion of fans. Strait's not only consistent in his audio output, but he is loyal to a small handful of songwriters who have first brought him to the dance. Faithfully he returns for the cream of their crop each year and here their names are again engraved in the song's credits. They include Jim Lauderdale, Dean Dillon, Steve Bogard and Rick Giles. However, lest naysayers yawn, thinking that all is predictable Strait does throw in a few curve balls this time: this CD finds Strait's adult son Bubba Strait coaxed his dad for his own three contributions. Further, Strait himself picks up his pen in co-writing three songs himself, something he has not done since the early 80s. Another surprise comes towards the end of the CD when Strait recorded an entirely Spanish song "El Rey."

As with most Strait albums the ballads are the highlights: Dean Dillon again tops the list of Strait writers with the best entries here. A gorgeous ballad in the tradition of "I Cross My Heart" and "True,""The Breath You Take" chronicles the highlights of the protagonist's life such as the time he met his wife, the birth of their child and so forth.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. L. Nelms on August 13, 2009
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After nearly three decades of recording, more number-one singles than any other artist in history, a Country Music Hall of Fame induction, and creating the template for the perfect country music career, one could almost expect George Strait to phone in his albums and take it easy. After all, he probably could record a list of Texas cattle futures and earn another Album Of The Year nomination; he's just that good. However, Strait's 41st album, Twang, finds the most recent Artist of The Decade venturing into new territory. He takes risks, and he clearly has no intention of taking his last curtain call anytime soon.

For starters, Strait takes on the role of songwriter - something that hasn't happened since his second album, Strait From The Heart, in 1982 (the song was "I Can't See Texas From Here"). He collaborates with son Bubba and longtime Strait tunesmith Dean Dillon ("The Chair," and "Marina Del Rey," among dozens more). The result? Strait contributes to three songs that stand shoulder to shoulder with anything he's recorded before - most notably, the smooth and heartbreaking "Living For The Night," the album's first single. "He's Got That Something Special" is a country toe-tapper, defying the listener not to sing along. Father and son craft a classic barroom tearjerker, "Out Of Sight Out Of Mind," which is pure Strait, through and through. Bubba Strait also adds "Arkansas Dave," a murderous story song, reminiscent of material Marty Robbins and Johnny Cash would have recorded in the `70's.

Elsewhere, Dean Dillon, Jessie Jo Dillon and Casey Beathard's "The Breath You Take" provides the album's emotional cornerstone.
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