About the song

If you’re a fan of country music, you’ve probably heard of George Strait, the “King of Country” who has been making hits for over four decades. But do you know the story behind one of his most romantic songs, “Give It All We Got Tonight”? In this blog post, we’ll explore the history and meaning of this song, which was the first single from his 28th studio album, Love Is Everything.

“Give It All We Got Tonight” was written by Nashville songwriters Tim James, Phil O’Donnell and Mark Bright, who have penned hits for other artists like Toby Keith, Trace Adkins and Carrie Underwood. The song has a catchy melody and a sweet message of living in the moment and cherishing every second with your lover. Strait said he was drawn to the song because it had a “very unusual melody and very cool phrasing”. He also admitted that it was “a little different” and “a little risqué” for him, as it hinted at some steamy action in the backseat of a car.

The song was released on October 29, 2012, and quickly became a fan favorite. It also sparked a movement called “60 for 60”, which aimed to help Strait achieve his 60th number one single while he was still 60 years old. The campaign was supported by fellow country stars, radio stations and fans, who requested and streamed the song relentlessly. On May 18, 2013, just four days before Strait’s 61st birthday, the song reached the top spot on the Mediabase charts, making Strait the first artist in any genre to have 60 number one songs in his career.

“Give It All We Got Tonight” is not only a milestone in Strait’s legendary career, but also a beautiful tribute to his enduring love for his wife, Norma, whom he married in 1971. The song reflects their strong bond and their appreciation for each other, especially after they lost their daughter, Jenifer, in a car accident in 1986. Strait has said that his wife is his best friend and his inspiration, and that he still feels butterflies when he sees her.

If you want to hear more about this song and other tracks from Love Is Everything, you can listen to the album on Spotify or Apple Music. You can also watch the official music video for “Give It All We Got Tonight” on YouTube, where you can see Strait performing the song live in front of a cheering crowd. And if you want to see him live yourself, you can check out his website for his upcoming tour dates and tickets.

We hope you enjoyed this blog post about “Give It All We Got Tonight” by George Strait. Let us know what you think of this song in the comments below. And don’t forget to give it all you got tonight with your special someone!