Flashback: George Strait Asks ‘What’s Going on in Your World’

Thirty years ago today, on April 3rd, 1989, McA Records artist George Strait released the single “What’s Going on in Your World,” a track from his album Beyond the Blue Neon. A mournful, hard-country tune replete with tearful fiddle lines and a classic Strait performance, the song’s first releases listed David Chamberlain and Royce Porter as writers but later added the name of legendary cowboy poet-songwriter Red Steagall, owing perhaps to obvious similarities to Steagall’s 1973 tune, “What’s Happening in Your World.” Both songs used a similar hook line,

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