George Strait performs “Today My World Slipped Away” Live On Raymond James Stadium 1999.

The song reaching # 3 of the US Hot Country Songs harts, on November 29, 1997, on the Canada Country Tracks charts, I reach number # 7.

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Today My World Slipped Away

Single Vern Gosdin ( AMI Records 1982 )
Single Vern Gosdin ( AMI Records 1982 )

“Today My World Slipped Away”, a song written by Mark Wright and Vern Gosdin, Vern Gosdin was the first to record it, was recorded in the late 1980s, for the AMI Records label, was released on October 4, 1982, and on 29 From January 1983, it reached number 10 on the US Hot Country Songs charts.

George Strait recorded the song for the MCA label, was recorded between September 1996 and January 1997, at Emerald Sound Studio, 1033 16th Ave., Nashville, TN, at the recording session of the album George was accompanied by: Brent Mason (acustic / electric / gut string guitar), Steve Gibson (acustic guitar and electric guitar), Biff Watson (acustic 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), Curtis Young and Liana Manis (background vocals). With the production of Tony Brown and George Strait, the song was released on August 29, 1997, reaching # 3 of the US Hot Country Songs harts, on November 29, 1997, on the Canada Country Tracks charts, I reach number # 7.



Album cover George Strait ( MCA 1997 )
Album cover George Strait ( MCA 1997 )

The song was included in George’s seventeenth studio album, Carrying Your Love with Me (MCA 1997), the album was released on April 22, 1997, on May 10, 1997, album reached # 1 of the US Top Country Albums charts, for 6 weeks in a row, and remained on the charts for a total of 104 weeks. They also reached # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums charts.

The album has been certified 3 × Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for shipping three million copies in the U.S. “Carrying Your Love with Me” was nominated for Best Country Album at the 1998 Grammy Awards.





George Strait – Today My World Slipped Away Lyrics

We made it final today.
I gave you all I had, you made your getaway.
All the love we once made turned to memories today.
I left the courtroom and went straight to the church.
I hit my knees and told God how much I hurt.
Nothin’ left of my heart;
It’s gonna be so hard to make a new start.

[Chorus:]
‘Cause today my world slipped away.
We buried the plans that we made.
And tonight I’m alone and afraid.
‘Cause today my world slipped away.

All my friends say I’ll make it alright.
I’ll recover and start a new life.
But that’ll be so hard to do
‘Cause livin’ ain’t worth livin’ without you.

[Chorus]

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

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