About the song

If you are a fan of country music, you probably know the song “Write This Down” by George Strait. It is one of his most popular and successful songs, reaching number one on the country charts and crossing over to the pop charts in 1999. But do you know the story behind this hit song? In this blog post, we will explore the origins, meaning and impact of “Write This Down”.

The song was written by Dana Hunt Black and Kent Robbins, two Nashville songwriters who had previously collaborated on hits for Reba McEntire, Patty Loveless and Martina McBride. They came up with the idea for “Write This Down” after hearing a radio commercial that used the phrase “write this down” as a catchy slogan. They thought it would make a good hook for a song and started brainstorming ideas.

They decided to write a song about a man who is not very good at expressing his feelings to his partner, so he asks her to write down his words of love and commitment. They wanted to make the song humorous and relatable, so they added some funny lines like “I never saw the end in sight; fools are kind of blind” and “Take my words and read ’em every day; keep ’em close by, don’t you let ’em fade away”. They also wanted to make the song catchy and memorable, so they repeated the chorus several times and used a simple melody.

They pitched the song to George Strait, who loved it and recorded it for his album Always Never the Same. The song was released as the second single from the album in March 1999 and quickly climbed to the top of the country charts, becoming Strait’s 35th number one single. It also reached number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it one of Strait’s most successful crossover singles to date. The song received positive reviews from critics and fans alike, who praised its humor, charm and sincerity.

The song also had a lasting impact on popular culture, as it became a common phrase to use when giving advice or making a point. Many people have used the song title as a hashtag, a meme or a caption on social media. The song has also been covered by several artists, such as Aaron Tippin, Mark Wills and Anthony Smith. The song has also been featured in movies, TV shows and commercials, such as The Rookie, King of the Hill and Chevrolet.

“Write This Down” is a song that has touched many hearts and lives with its message of love and communication. It is a song that showcases George Strait’s talent and charisma as a singer and performer. It is a song that has become a classic in country music history.