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George Strait’s career was still in its early stages in 1984. But by then he already had three number one singles.
Strait had three more number ones by the start of 1985. One of those singles, “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” hit the number one spot on January 5, 1985, after a four-month climb to that point.
The song served as the first single and title track for Strait’s album of the same name.
Sanger D. “Whitey” Shafer and Darlene Shafer wrote “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind.” The song tells the story of a man who fondly remembers a former love. Even though his lover has moved on with another guy in Dallas, he still wonders if she thinks about him.
On top of reaching the #1 spot on the Hot Country Songs chart in the U.S., “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” reached the 10th spot on the Canadian Country chart.
Due to the success of the single and the ones that followed, Strait later went on to win both the CMA and ACM Awards for Album of The Year for Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind.
Of course, no rendition beats the one from “The King of Country” himself. You can watch Strait perform his hit single “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” in the video below.
Do you remember when the song first hit it big in 1985?