George Strait performs “Blue Clear Sky” Live From The Astrodome.

The song reached number one on June 8, 1996, and remained two weeks in a row on the number one list of US Hot Country Songs, also reached number one on the lists of Canada Country Tracks.

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Blue Clear Sky:

CD cover George Strait ( MCA 1996)
CD cover George Strait ( MCA 1996)

Song written by Mark D. Sanders, John Jarrard & Bob DiPiero, the George Strait record on September 27, 1995, for the MCA label, with the production of Tony Brown & George Strait, and was released on March 25, 1996. The song reached number one on June 8, 1996, and remained two weeks in a row on the number one list of US Hot Country Songs, also reached number one on the lists of Canada Country Tracks.
The song was included on the album, Blue Clear Sky (MCA 1996), the album was released on April 23, 1996, reaching number of U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums, and also reached the number three position of the Canadian RPM Country Albums. Blue Clear Sky is the sixteenth studio album, Certified 3 × Multi-Platinum in the U.S. for sales of three million copies, the album produced four singles. The title track, “Carried Away”, “I Can Still Make Cheyenne”, and “King of the Mountain”.



CD cover 50 number ones ( Universal Music )
CD cover 50 number ones ( Universal Music )

Bob DiPiero reveals the story behind “Blue Clear Sky” about the idea of the song. Bob says: “I went to see the movie” Forrest Gump. “Halfway through the movie, Forest has a dialogue in which he is talking about his girlfriend, Jenny, the dialogue was something like that …

“Jenny was gone, then, suddenly, out of the clear blue sky, she was back.”

Well, of course it is the other way around. The real term is “out of the clear blue sky,” but it caught my attention. The next day I was writing with John Jarrard and Mark D. Sanders. I told them about this idea backwards and wrote “Blue Clear Sky” about how love seems inscrutable and then, out of nowhere, you find it ”

George really has an innate ease and elegance, for to sing the songs, practically everything he sings reaches number one, Blue Clear Sky, was his twenty-ninth number one.





George Strait – Blue Clear Sky Lyrics

You swear you’ve had enough, you’re ready to give up
On that little lie they call love, then out of the blue clear sky
Fallin’ right into your hands, like rain on the desert sand
It’s the last thing you had planned out of the blue clear sky.

[Chorus:]
Here she comes a walkin’ talkin’ true love
Sayin’ I been lookin’ for you love
Surprise your new love has arrived
Out of the blue clear sky.

Ain’t love a funny thing, one day you’re givin’ up the dream
And the next you’re pickin’ out a ring out of the blue clear sky.

[Chorus]

Single George Strait ( MCA 1996 )
Single George Strait ( MCA 1996 )

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