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Strait From the Heart

Check out the heartwarming and surprising stories behind George Strait’s 10 biggest hits—from the people who wrote them!

The writers of such Strait classics as “Love Without End, Amen,” “She’ll Leave You With a Smile,” “Check Yes or No” and more reveal the personal stories that inspired their hits. And the writers agree that no one interprets those hits quite like George. Having George sing your song, says “Carried Away” co-writer Steve Bogard, is “like having John Wayne do a scene for your movie.” Plus, find out George’s five favorites—you just might be surprised!

To read this story, pick up the May 7 issue of Country Weekly, on newsstands now.

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