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The Breath You Take by George Strait

Album: TwangReleased: 2009Charted:
  • This is the fourth single from Country music artist George Strait's 26th album, Twang. It was released on July 12, 2010 as the 91st single of his career.
  • The song was written by veteran songwriter Dean Dillon, his daughter Jessie Jo Dillon, and Casey Beathard and it tells of savoring the important moments in life, whether they be large or small. Dean and Jessie Jo Dillon told The Boot the story behind the song:

    Dean: It was my daughter's idea. She brought it to the table. I thought it was great. I called Casey, who's a good buddy of mine. We met at my office the next day and did what songwriters do.

    Jessie Jo: I had that title for a while. I brought it into the session when writing with Dad and Casey. I threw out the idea and they really jumped on it. We went from there. Casey is really into sports and stuff, so we got off on that in the first verse. It was a really fast write. We finished it in about an hour. It was really neat because we wrote it, and we were really excited about it.

    Dean: I thought it would be a great song for George to cut.

    Jessie Jo: George liked it so much, which was a huge honor to me. That was amazing! He put it on hold just from the work tape which artists hardly do anymore. Dad went down with George to the studio when he was recording it. I still remember the day they called and said he cut it ... I cried! It was one of the last songs he did for the album.
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