"Give It Away" is a song performed by American country music artist George Strait, written by Jamey Johnson, Bill Anderson and Buddy Cannon. It was released in July 2006 as the lead single from the album It Just Comes Natural.

"Give It Away"
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Single by George Strait
from the album It Just Comes Natural
ReleasedJuly 8, 2006
FormatCD single, digital download
GenreCountry
Length3:30
LabelMCA Nashville
Songwriter(s)Bill Anderson
Buddy Cannon
Jamey Johnson
Producer(s)George Strait
Tony Brown
George Strait singles chronology
"The Seashores of Old Mexico"
(2006)
"Give It Away"
(2006)
"It Just Comes Natural"
(2006)

The song became Strait's 41st No. 1 single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, setting a new record for most No. 1 singles on that chart. Previously, Conway Twitty held that record with 40 number-one singles.[1]

At the Academy of Country Music awards in 2007, "Give It Away" won both the Single of the Year and Song of the Year awards; the song also won Song of the Year honors at the Country Music Association Awards the same year.[2][3] "Give It Away" received a nomination for Best Male Country Vocal Performance at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

Critical receptionEdit

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it "a leavin' song that would've worked in any decade." [4]

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 35
US Billboard Pop 100 47

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chart Beat". Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Top News, Latest headlines, Latest News, World News & U.S News - UPI.com". UPI. Retrieved 8 June 2017.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Billboard, October 7, 2006
  5. ^ "George Strait Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "George Strait Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved July 10, 2012.

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