I Gotta Get To You

Album: Twang (2009)
Charted: 70

Songfacts®:

  • This song is the 90th single of Country music artist George Strait's career and the third single from his album Twang. Written by Blaine Larsen, Jim Lauderdale, and Jimmy Ritchey, it is an upbeat song about a guy wanting to romance his lover.
  • Singer-songwriter Blaine Larsen has had a successful career as a recording artist, including "How Do You Get That Lonely," which reached #91 on the Hot 100 in 2004. Surprisingly, this was the first song he wrote that was covered by someone else. He recalled on his website: "I found out George had cut it on a Friday morning while driving in my truck. I remember pulling over on the side of the road and crying like a baby. Having George Strait cut my song - that's done. Nothing or no one can take that away. That's something I'll be telling my grandkids."
  • When this reached #9 on Billboard's top Country songs list, Strait became the first act to hit the top 10 on any Billboard chart every year for 30 consecutive years. It was his 82nd top 10 country hit.
  • Larsen told The Boot that writing this cut came easy: "It was one of those songs that just fell out of the sky," he said. "I wrote it with two other guys - Jim Lauderdale and Jimmy Ritchey, who also produces my records. We went over to Jimmy's house to write this song, and we're sitting around his kitchen table, where he's written a bunch of hits already. And he had the title and the guitar lick, and we sat down to write it. I think we wrote it in two hours, including lunch."

Comments: 1

  • Robert from Houston, TxI LOVE the use of the major 7th in this tune. Kind of goes along the lines of other Strait M7 tunes like "Fool Hearted Memory" and "Marina Del Ray." I was very excited to heard this song released within the current music realm, especially hillbilly rock...I mean country and western.
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