About the song

If you’re a fan of country music, you probably know the song “The Chair” by George Strait. It’s one of his most famous and beloved hits, and it has a clever twist at the end. But do you know the history behind this song? How did it come to be written and recorded? And what makes it so special?

In this blog post, we’ll explore the story of “The Chair”, from its origins in a late-night songwriting session to its success on the charts and beyond. We’ll also look at some of the reasons why this song is considered one of the best country songs ever written.

Let’s start with the basics. “The Chair” is a song written by Hank Cochran and Dean Dillon, two legendary country music songwriters who have penned dozens of hits for artists like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Kenny Chesney, and more. The song was recorded by George Strait for his fifth studio album, Something Special, which was released in August 1985 . The song was the first single from the album, and it reached number one on the country music charts in both the United States and Canada in 1985 . It was also named by CMT as one of the Top 100 country songs of all time, ranking at number 24 on that list.