Strange

Album: Keep On Loving You (2009)
Charted: 76

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by Jason Sellers ("I Still Miss You"), Wendell Mobley and Neil Thrasher ("There Goes My Life"). Mobley and Thrasher, together with Kenny Chesney, also penned Rascal Flatts' country #1 "Take Me There."
  • The lyric talks about a woman who remains positive despite breaking up with her man. She finds it "strange" that she is not upset about the ending of the relationship. McEntire explained to the Associated Press: "It's a little bit different. It's tongue-in-cheek. It's a little bit about, you know, 'I'm supposed to be in love with this guy and really heartbroken, but I'm not.' So, it's a tough-woman song."
  • McEntire performed this number at the 2009 ACM Awards, which she also hosted.
  • McEntire told Great American Country: "I liked the way it has a lot of different melodies to it. It has great range, but the main reason I like it is because it's so sassy. I love the attitude of it. It's totally different, but it reminds me of the attitudes of 'Can't Even Get the Blues.' I seem to have success with sassy attitude songs. This song is about a woman who has been left behind from her partner or boyfriend, and she is trying to feel sad, but it's just not working, so she's going on with her life. It's a strong woman song."
  • This entered at #39 on the Hot Country Songs chart, giving McEntire her highest debut to date.

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