George Strait performs “Carrying Your Love With Me” Official Music Video.

It reached # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, also reached number # 1 on the lists of Canada Country Tracks, for two weeks in a row. It was the thirty-second number one in George's career.

Youtube George Strait Channel
Youtube George Strait Channel

Carrying Your Love With Me:

Song written by Steve Bogard & Jeff Stevens, was recorded by George Strait for the MCA label, was recorded on September 23, 1997, at Emerald Sound Studio, 1033 16th Ave., Nashville, TN, Strait was accompanied on the recording by: Brent Mason (acoustic, electric guitar and string guitar), Steve Gibson (acoustic guitar & electric guitar), Biff Watson (acoustic guitar), Stuart Duncan (mandolin and fiddle), Paul Franklin (steel), Glenn Worf (bass), Eddie Bayers (drums), Matt Rollings (piano), Steve Nathan (Hammond B-3), The Nashville String Machine (strings) and Curtis Young & Liana Manis (vocal back).With the production of Tony Brown and George Strait, the song It was launched on May 22, 1997.
On July 19, 1997, it reached # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, also reached number # 1 on the lists of Canada Country Tracks, on July 28, 1997, for two weeks in a row. It was the thirty-second number one in George’s career.

CD cover George Strait ( MCA 1997 )
CD cover George Strait ( MCA 1997 )

The song was included on the album of the same name, Carrying Your Love with Me (MCA 1997), the sixteenth studio album of the career of Strait, reached number # 1 of the lists of US Top Country Albums on October 5, 1997, and also was number one of the lists of Canadian Albums Charts. In the USA it was certified triple platinum, and in Canada it was certified gold.

The song is about a man who has to leave home for periods of time, although he takes his partner’s love with him wherever he is. Memorable letters include the opening line: “Honey, all I have is this battered leather bag, and all I have is not half full.” Another notable line is in the chorus that includes the title of the song, “I take your love with me, West Virginia to Tennessee.”

George Strait – Carrying Your Love With Me Lyrics

Baby all I got is this beat up leather bag
And everything I own don’t fill up half
But don’t you worry about the way I pack
All I care about is getting back real soon
A goodbye kiss is all I need from you

[Chorus]
‘Cause I’m carrying your love with me
West Virginia down to Tennessee
I’ll be moving with the good Lord’s speed
Carrying your love with me

It’s my strength for holding on
Every minute that I have to be gone
I’ll have everything I ever need
Carrying your love with me

[Verse 2]
On a lonely highway, stuck out in the rain
Darling all I have to do is speak your name
The clouds roll back and the waters part
The sun starts shining in my heart for you
You’re right there in everything I do

[Chorus]
‘Cause I’m carrying your love with me
West Virginia down to Tennessee
I’ll be moving with the good Lord’s speed
Carrying your love with me

It’s my strength for holding on
Every minute that I have to be gone
I’ll have everything I’ll ever need
I’m carrying your love with me

I’m carrying your love with me
West Virginia down to Tennessee
I’ll be moving with the good Lord’s speed
Carrying your love with me

Single George Strait ( MCA 1997 )
Single George Strait ( MCA 1997 )

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