I Got A Car

Album: Love Is Everything (2013)
Charted: 89
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Songfacts®:

  • This circle-of-life cut revolving around a car was penned by Tony Douglas and Keith Gattis. Strait explained that he was pitched the song by his son, Bubba. "The way I found it was, my son, one of his rodeo buddies… had given Bubba a CD," he said. "So, I took it home and I laid it on the coffee table, and it sat there for two or three weeks."

    "He asked me about it one day," Strait continued, "and I said, 'Naw, I haven't heard it yet, but I will when I get back home.' So, I got it and stuck it in the player and started listening to it. This song was on there, along with a couple of others. 'Sittin' on the Fence' was on there also, I believe. I said, 'Hey man! This guy is a good writer. I want to hear more of his stuff.' Bubba was emailing back and forth with him. He kept sending me more and more stuff. That's how I got 'Blue Melodies,' 'I Got a Car' and 'Sittin' on the Fence.'"

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