However, if pressed, I'd probably have to include his 1997 album Carrying Your Love With Me among my top three. Not only did in contribute four songs to his 2004 50 Number Ones collection ("Round About Way," the title track, "One Night at a Time," and "Today My World Slipped Away"), but the album cuts were just as strong. "The Nerve" is a particularly strong track to listen to, as is the album closer "A Real Good Place to Start," (not to be confused with the Radney Foster/Sara Evans Song "A Real Fine Place to Start").
Interestingly enough, another album cut "She'll Leave You With a Smile" had the same title as another song Strait would later take to number one off of his 2001 album The Road Less Traveled, though the song included on Carrying Your Love With Me is a much slower song, though it contains a very similar theme.
What makes Strait so incredible is everything he does comes across as one-hundred-percent genuine. No matter what song he sings, you can believe he's experienced every word that he's singing.