Contact Us

27 Years Ago: George Strait Hits No. 1 With ‘All My Ex’s Live in Texas’

George Strait Ocean Front Property Cover Art
MCA Records

27 years ago today (July 11, 1987), was an important day for George Strait. It was the day the singer took over the No. 1 spot on the charts with his single, ‘All My Ex’s Live in Texas.’

The song was the second single from his ‘Ocean Front Property’ album, which was his first album to debut at No. 1.

Written by Sanger D. Shafer and Linda J. Shafer, the tune’s lyrics bemoan the fact that “Rosanna’s down in Texarcana, wanted me to push her broom / And sweet Ilene’s in Abilene, she forgot I hung the moon / And Allison in Galveston somehow lost her sanity / And Dimples who now lives in Temple’s got the law lookin’ for me.”

The song was part of a long consecutive string of No. 1 songs released by the Texan, including the two other singles from ‘Ocean Front Property’ — the album’s title track and ‘Am I Blue.’ Strait included the song on several of his compilation albums, including ‘Greatest Hits Volume Two’ in 1987, ’20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of George Strait’ in 2002, and ‘Icon 2′ in 2011.

Download the single here.

Next: The Top 10 George Strait Songs

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboot.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boot quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on The Boot quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!