Amarillo by Morning by George Straight

Amarillo by Morning — This Friday’s Song

This Friday’s song is “Amarillo by Morning” by George Strait. This week’s choice was inspired by my cousin Sue Berry. She, her husband Scott, sister Amy, and a carful of pets are doing a cross-country trip from California to Florida. Sue is taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer at the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach. As they have shared their trip experiences on Facebook Live, it brought memories of my move from Boston to Houston, Texas in my mid-twenties.

This classic ballad was written by written by Terry Stafford and Paul Fraser. It was covered by Strait on his Strait From the Heart album which was released in 1982. The single was released in early 1983.

This was a couple of years after I had moved to Houston. I was working at TI developing applications for the field service organization and enjoying the “gogo” lifestyle that was Houston in the middle of an oil boom. The song dominated the country airwaves and the Texas dance halls when it was released. One of our favorite places to dance was Johnny B. Dalton’s which was on FM 1960. It’s successor club is still going in Conroe. This song brings back lots of memories of great friends and good times.

Take a minute to site back, relax and enjoy a someone at the top of his craft. Hope you enjoy “Amarillo by Morning” by George Strait.

Straight from the Heart by George Strait

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