On this day in 1996, George Strait released “Carried Away,” the second single off his Blue Clear Sky album.
Penned by Steve Bogard and Jeff Stevens, the hit track became the King of Country Music’s 30th U.S. Country chart-topper.
“Carried Away” was one of the two George Strait songs that were nominated for Single of the Year at the 1997 CMA Awards (the other was “One Night At A Time”).
The iconic love song earned praise from country music fans for its romantic lyrics.
“I get carried away by the look, by the light in your eyes/ Before I even realize the ride I’m on, baby, I’m long gone/ I get carried away, nothin’ matters but bein’ with you/ Like a feather flyin’ high up in the sky on a windy day/ I get carried away,” he sings on the chorus.
George Strait went on to release an additional 30 No.1 singles and now has an unmatched total of 60 chart-topping singles. That’s more than any other artist in history.