George Strait performs “Check Yes Or No” Official Music Video.

It reached number # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, for four Weeks in a row, and remained 20 weeks in the charts. Also reached number # 1 on the Canadian Country Tracks lists. He was the twenty-eighth number one in George's career.

YouTube George Strait Channel
YouTube George Strait Channel

Check Yes Or No:

Single CD cover George Strait ( MCA 1995 )
Single CD cover George Strait ( MCA 1995 )

Song written by Danny Wells & Dana Hunt Black, was recorded by George Strait on April 15, 1995, at Emerald Sound Studio, 1033 16th Ave., Nashville, TN, in the recording, George was accompanied by: George Strait (vocal), Randy Scruggs (acoustic guitar), Billy Joe Walker, Jr. (electric guitar), Buddy Emmons (steel), Glenn Worf (bass), Eddie Bayers (drums), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Randy McCormick (piano) and Linda Manis, Curtis Young (vocal back). With the production of Tony Brown & George Strait, the song was released on September 11, 1995, on November 11 it reached number # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, for four Weeks in a row, and remained 20 weeks in the charts. On November 27, he also reached number # 1 on the Canadian Country Tracks lists. He was the twenty-eighth number one in George’s career.

Cd Box cover George Strait ( MCA 1995 )
Cd Box cover George Strait ( MCA 1995 )

The song was included in George’s first box set album, Strait Out of the Box (MCA 1995), was released on September 12, 1995, The box contains recordings from 1976 to 1995, “Check Yes or No” and “I know that still loves me “, both were released from this set as singles.

As of 2006, it was the best-selling country music box of all time, selling more than two million copies, and is in second place only to Bruce Springsteen’s Live 1975-85 box and the E Street Band in sales.

George Strait – Check Yes Or No Lyrics

It started way back in third grade
I used to sit beside Emmylou Hayes
A pink dress, a matching bow and her pony tail
She kissed me on the school bus, but told me not to tell

Next day I chased her ’round the playground
Across the monkey bars, to the merry-go-round
And Emmylou got caught passing me a note
Before the teacher took it, I read what she wrote

“Do you love me, do you wanna be my friend?
And if you do
Well then don’t be afraid to take me by the hand
If you want to
I think this is how love goes, check yes or no”

Now we’re grown up and she’s my wife
Still like two kids with stars in our eyes
Ain’t much changed, I still chase Emmylou
Up and down the hall, around the bed in our room

Last night I took her out in a white limousine
Twenty years together, she still gets to me
Can’t believe it’s been that long ago
When we got started with just a little note

“Do you love me, do you wanna be my friend?
And if you do
Well then don’t be afraid to take me by the hand
If you want to
I think this is how love goes, check yes or no”

“Do you love me, do you wanna be my friend?
And if you do
Well then don’t be afraid to take me by the hand
If you want to
I think this is how love goes, check yes or no”

Check yes or no
Check yes or no
Check yes or no
Check yes or no

Single George Strait ( MCA 1995 )
Single George Strait ( MCA 1995 )

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