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The album's traditional country music approach—a mix of Texas honky tonk and the Bakersfield sound —presented a sharp contrast to the dominating trends within country music at that time.
The album was one of the first to be recorded and mixed digitally. In JanuaryMCA Records offered Strait a single deal, agreeing to release one song as a single and provide the necessary promotion. If the single was successful in sales Lead On - George Strait - Latest Greatest Straitest Hits (CD) radio play, then an album deal would be offered. Woolsey listened to Dillon's rough demo of "Unwound" and knew immediately that the song could be a big hit and launch Strait's career.
Woolsey and Strait agreed to record the song. It soon made it into the top ten. I was shocked. I couldn't believe it. I mean, hearing your first record on the radio, when it was something that you had been trying to get to for so long, and then finally having it happen, it was wild.
Here I was driving around the ranch there, and I'd hear it go up the chart, and I'm saying to myself, "What's wrong with this picture? I've got a hit record. I need to go out on the road and go play some concerts.
Several days after "Unwound" made it onto the charts, MCA offered Strait a recording contract Lead On - George Strait - Latest Greatest Straitest Hits (CD) gave the go-ahead to proceed with the album. That same week, Strait spent his days in Music City Music Hall recording studios in Nashville with Mevis and a group of session musicians recording the remaining songs for his first album. To promote the album, Strait and the Ace in the Hole Band performed a series of shows and performed the new material.
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