George Strait epitomizes everything 'right' that gets ignored by everything that is currently 'wrong' about current country music; get the pun, G.S. fans? (Right Or Wrong - never mind...!) People that don't delve deep into his full-length albums are like people that eat food just for the taste of it...there's 'substance' in this man's body of musical brilliance. I was deeply worried that the song 'Troubador' was a kind of a chilling announcement that he was finally hanging up his hat and calling it a day...along with a scarce handful of artists still around from when I REALLY started to appreciate and listen to 'current' country music (ie: Mark Chesnutt, David Ball, Raul Malo), George is the ONLY man in the business that 'gets the point' - it's not country-rock (CROCK, in other words) that makes him great...it's an honest appreciation of where his musical roots lie - he doesn't ride trends, he doesn't go out of his way to record hit singles (even tho his singles are just soooo awesome), he doesn't have to rely on some outrageous 'let's look like Kiss' stage show...it's just him, a great band, and great songs...the only songs I ever sing/sang doing karoke (probably spelled that wrong) are George's ballads...George could pass gas and still make me sound like a bumbling novice when I try to 'sing' his songs...purists are gonna crucify me, but I'll take Strait over George Jones, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson ANY day...Strait is, hands down, the BEST of ALL TIME. It's a Love Without End, Amen...and Dallas...do the right thing...get George to do the half-time show at the Super Bowl next year.