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Charted: May 11, 1996

Rating: 4.351 (average of 9 ratings)

Genre: country

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Blue Clear Sky
  2. Carried Away
  3. Rockin’ in the Arms of Your Memory
  4. She Knows When You’re on My Mind
  5. I Ain’t Never Seen No One Like You
  6. I Can Still Make Cheyenne
  7. King of the Mountain
  8. Do the Right Thing
  9. I’d Just As Soon Go
  10. Need I Say More

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 3.0
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 3.5


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 7
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Blue Clear Sky (4/6/96) #1 CW
  • Carried Away (5/18/96) #1 CW
  • I Can Still Make Cheyenne (8/24/96) #4 CW
  • King of the Mountain (12/21/96) #19 CW
  • Do the Right Thing (2/8/97) #69 CW

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Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. American Music Awards – Album of the Year, country Country Music Association award for Album of the Year. Click to go to CMA site.

Blue Clear Sky
George Strait
“Country’s most consistent traditionalist, George Strait, scores again with Blue Clear Sky, one of the best albums of his 15-year career. Blue Clear Sky shows off Strait’s range with a well-chosen sweep of material. Rockin’ in the Arms of Your Memory and I’d Just as Soon Go prove that well-written, mainstream adult ballads can carry an insinuating strength when performed with the subtle grace of a master.” MM

“On Need I Say More, Strait reveals again that he’s also a wonderful jazz-tinged crooner. I Ain't Never Seen No One Like You swings with the joyful ease of a youngster on a backyard set, and Do the Right Thing gives Strait the chance to show casually that he can navigate an eccentric meter, masking how difficult the inventive arrangement might have been for a lesser vocalist.” MM

“Strait, an experienced calf-roping competitor, also includes I Can Still Make Cheyenne. Instead of creating a deadly, dramatic situation or joking about the macho manner of the lifestyle, the song uses a telephone call between a struggling rider and his lover to convey the dreams, the fears, the financial hardships, and the difficulties of life on the road that surround the sport. Just like the singer, the song relies on quietly reserved emotion to convey enormously important sentiments.” MM

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Last updated April 28, 2010.