George Strait performs “Lead On” Live On Houston 1996.

It reached # 7 on the US Hot Country Songs charts. On the charts of Canada Country Tracks, I reach number # 8.

YouTube StraitCinema Channel
YouTube StraitCinema Channel

Lead On:

Lead on, song written by Dean Dillon and Teddy Gentry, was recorded by George Strait for the MCA label, was recorded in April 1994 at Emerald Sound Studio, 1033 16th Ave., Nashville, TN, George was accompanied in the recording by: Brent Mason (guitar), Steve Gibson (guitar), Paul Franklin (steel), Buddy Emmons (steel), Glenn Worf (bass), Eddie Bayers (drums), Matt Rollings (piano), Steve Nathan (organ & synthesizer), Stuart Duncan (fiddle) and Curtis Young & Liana Mannis (vocal background). With the production of Tony Brown & George Strait, the single was released on June 13, 1995, on September 2, 1995, it reached # 7 on the US Hot Country Songs charts. On the charts of Canada Country Tracks, I reach number # 8.

Album cover George Strait ( MCA 1994 )
Album cover George Strait ( MCA 1994 )

The song was included in George’s fifteenth studio album, Lead on (MCA 1994), the album was released on November 8, 1994, and November 26 reached number # 1 on the charts of US Top Country Albums, in The Canadian RPM Country Albums charts reached number # 3. The album was certified double platinum in the USA.

 

 

 

George Strait – Lead On Lyrics

She said I don’t recall seeing you around here
You must be new to this town
Said I’m just passing through
But girl from the looks of you
I could see me settling down.

[Chorus:]
Then she smiled and said the invitation’s open
‘Cause you look just like what I’ve been waiting on
So I said why don’t we take this matter somewhere else
And get to know this feeling that’s so strong, lead on.

She said I had a love once, but he just up and left me
I said I bet it broke your heart.
I had a love once too, but I acted like a fool
Oh what I’d give to be back in her arms.

[Chorus:]
Then she smiled and said the invitation’s open
‘Cause you look just like what I’ve been waiting on
So I said why don’t we take this matter somewhere else
And pick up right where everything went wrong, lead on.

She said I don’t recall seeing you around here
You must be new to this town.

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

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