About the song

Ah, yes, George Strait and “That’s My Kind of Woman”. Now that’s a pairing that brings back memories for any true country music fan. Released in 2006 on Strait’s album It Just Comes Natural, the song perfectly encapsulates the essence of what many consider the “King of Country’s” signature style.

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Strait, a name synonymous with traditional country music for over four decades, built his career on songs that celebrated rural life, strong work ethic, and of course, love. “That’s My Kind of Woman” is a prime example of this. It’s a simple love song, devoid of complex metaphors or flowery language. Yet, within its straightforward lyrics lies a depth of affection and appreciation for a woman who shares the singer’s values and way of life.

The song opens with a classic country shuffle beat, accentuated by a twangy guitar riff. Strait’s signature baritone, smooth as aged whiskey, immediately draws the listener in. The lyrics paint a picture of a woman who’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. She can “drive a truck and rope and ride,” a clear indication that she’s comfortable in the country lifestyle. This isn’t a damsel in distress; she’s an equal partner, someone who can hold her own and contribute to the life they build together.

But it’s not all about hard work. The song goes beyond simply praising her skills. The true beauty lies in the line, “She feels right at home right by my side.” It’s a testament to the deep connection and sense of belonging they share. This woman isn’t just someone who can keep up; she complements him, making him feel complete.

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The chorus, catchy and direct, simply reiterates the central theme: “That’s my kind of woman / That’s my cup of tea / That’s my kind of woman / The only one for me.” It’s a straightforward declaration of love and admiration, sung with a sincerity that resonates deeply with listeners.

“That’s My Kind of Woman” is more than just a love song for one particular woman. It’s a tribute to a certain type of femininity that resonates with the core values of country music – strength, independence, and a love for the land. It’s a song that celebrates the kind of woman who would stand beside a man and build a life together, facing whatever challenges come their way.

Released at a time when country music was starting to experiment with more pop-influenced sounds, “That’s My Kind of Woman” stood as a beacon of tradition. It was a reminder of what made country music so enduring – its ability to tell relatable stories about everyday people and the things that matter most. The song became a hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and further solidifying Strait’s position as a country music legend.

So, if you’re looking for a song that perfectly captures the essence of George Strait and traditional country music, look no further than “That’s My Kind of Woman.” It’s a timeless classic that celebrates love, partnership, and the enduring appeal of a life lived true to one’s roots.

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Lyrics

“That’s My Kind Of Woman”

She can drive a truck and rope and ride
She feels right at home right by my side
That’s my kind of woman
That’s my cup of tea
That’s my kind of woman
The girl I want for me

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She’s got a pair of boots taht she just loves
And like me, likes Gus from Lonesome Dove
That’s my kind of woman
That’s my cup of tea
That’s my kind of woman
The one I want for me

[Chorus:]
After all I’ve seen and all I’ve done
I know somewhere there is someone
Who’ll look my way and say
I want that one
That’s my kind of woman
That’s me to a “T”

No matter what she wears she turns my head
On rainy days, I can’t pry her out of bed
Lord, I know the order’s pretty tall
But find me and that’ll be all

That’s my kind of woman
That’s me to a “T”
That’s my kind of woman
The girl I want for me

[Chorus]

That’s my kind of woman
The girl I want for me
She can drive a truck and rope and ride