George Strait Pure Country
On The Acoustic

Thanks for stopping by my George Strait Pure Country songs page where you'll find a collection of demo covers and full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in .pdf format, rhythm tips and links to other lessons.


George Strait Pure Country - Tutorials

1. A Fire I Can't Put Out

George Strait had a #1 hit back in 1983 with this single from his album "Strait From The Heart".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, A7, D, D7, Bm, A

2. Blame It On Mexico

This song was one of four songs recorded at the very beginning of George Strait's career, even before he had a recording contract way back in 1981. It was Feb, and George entered the Waxwork Recording Studio in Berry Hill Tennessee. Unwound, Blame It On Mexico, Perfect Mind and Nobody In His Right Mind Would Have Left Her were recorded. Blame It On Mexico was recorded later in June of 1981.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up with a shuffle as you decend thru the chords. In the Ch there is a chop in the rhythm
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = C, G6, Am, Am/G, Fmaj7, Dm

3. Carrying Your Love With Me

This song was the title of the 17th album released by George Strait in Apr of 1997. This song was released in May and peaked at #1 on the country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning = No 
  • Capo = 3rd Fret 
  • Rhythm = down down up down up and repeat with some riffs blended in
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, D, C, D/Gb, Em, Dsus, D7 (optional)

4. Check Yes Or No

From his 1995 album, "Strait Out Of The Box", George scored another #1 hit with the release of this song in both Canada and the US. There was a music video also for this song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd Fret
  • Rhythm = you use a few chops to get this one going and then a root up down up root up down up or use a shuffle in the ch which is a root down up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = a few riff and bass runs
  • Chords = D, A, G, Bm

5. Drinkin' Man

George Strait co-wrote this tune with his son George Strait Jr (a.k.a. Bubba) and Dean Dillon, who wrote "Unwound" for George way back in 1981. This song peaked at #37 on the country charts in 2012.

  • Drop D Tuning = No 
  • Capo = 4th fret
  • Rhythm = use a steady shuffle with a down down up down up down up as you move thru the chords
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = Asus4, A, Asus2, D, Esus, E, D/Gb

Thanks for stopping by my George Strait Pure Country songs page for the acoustic guitar and I hope you found the info here useful. 

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