George Strait - Murder On Music Row Lyrics




Nobody saw him running from sixteenth avenue.
They never found the fingerprint or the weapon that was used.
But someone killed country music, cut out its heart and soul.
They got away with murder down on music row.

The almighty dollar and the lust for worldwide fame
Slowly killed tradition and for that someone should hang (oh, you tell them Alan).
They all say not guilty, but the evidence will show
That murder was committed down on music row.

[Chorus:]
For the steel guitars no longer cry and fiddles barely play,
But drums and rock 'n roll guitars are mixed up in your face.
Old Hank wouldn't have a chance on today's radio
Since they committed murder down on music row.

They thought no one would miss it, once it was dead and gone
They said no one would buy them old drinking and cheating songs (I'll still buy 'em)
Well there ain't no justice in it and the hard facts are cold
Murder's been committed down on music row.

[Chorus:]
Oh, the steel guitars no longer cry and you can't hear fiddles play
With drums and rock 'n roll guitars mixed right up in your face
Why, the Hag, he wouldn't have a chance on today's radio
Since they committed murder down on music row
Why, they even tell the Possum to pack up and go back home
There's been an awful murder down on music row.





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  1. Matt Glidewell

    sad how much autotune they used on this whole concert and live album they put out

  2. Jackie D

    Cashbox & shekels

  3. Mary Harvey

    Love this song! and who is singing this song is the best guys George Strait and Alan Jackson!

  4. Linda Ann

    Good Tune!

  5. A Ww

    Wow that's real country music. Thanks fellows Alan and George

  6. jan amundsen

    Someone did--This is Country music

  7. Nevin Crowchief

    Me and my papa always listened to this when we go on a road trip or just for a drive,❤❤ country music

  8. Johnny Lovelis

    Have seen both these guys live their the only 2 real country left

  9. Alex Ashmead

    Now this is real country music. Anyone here in 2019

    South And east Texas hunting and fishing

    Alex Ashmead yes sir this is country not that pop country stuff

    Ethan Weeter

    This is what country used to sound like. It is still decent today, just doesn’t it sound like this, which sounds much more traditional.

  10. Shayna Mousseau

    Classic

  11. Ethan Weeter

    Autotune on this is obvious and should be taken off in future airings. They can edit out crowd noise, they can edit out Autotune. Heard George live and he sounds way better live, Alan too and I have never seen him live.

  12. Jessica Johnson

    Country will never be the same once these old cowboys are gone. Such a sad world.

  13. Irene Mariano

    One of my favor.sometimes Alan looks funny,hahaha!!!i like it.

  14. Beline.

    Karalho achei agora no YouTube...
    O melhor vídeo.... Do YouTube...
    Sucesso 🍻🍻🍻🍻 e bora toma uma!!!!

  15. Quentin Gresh-DeZarn

    george strait and alan jackson are the main country music of 2020

  16. JediHobbit007

    Please don't tell my wife I'm watching this! She thinks I only like heavy metal and rap music!

  17. CHASER

    that's not only a great song it's a great and true statement. this is why i stopped listening to country stations.

  18. Jon

    George is the coolest sob on earth!

  19. Army Wife

    George and Merle where my parents Kings’s of country, they are the kings of my generation!

  20. fernande martin

    ILOVE THIS SONG . ILOST MY BEST FREIND . WE WENT TO A CLUB THAT SONG WAS PLAYING .EVERTIME I HEAR THAT SONG BRING ME TEARS . SHE PASS AWAY AT 44 YEARS OLD OFF A HEARTH ATTACK.

  21. Johnny Gill

    i wonder if hank sr is looking down from above and saying nashville!!!!!!!!!!!!!! are you kidding me johnny gill from alabama

  22. Lisa White

    Two of the best

  23. Rory Suire

    Wow! Listen to the sheer perfection in their voices u would think they totally digitized em but thats impossible!

  24. Proud 2 B American

    Now if Garth was in this it would be complete

  25. C Thompson

    So true(song lyrics)

  26. TheZestyGoat

    I miss real country music.

  27. 1984 mustang v8

    i think country music sounds better live




    also im a metalhead

  28. Spencer Nelson

    iFunny brought me here.

  29. Nick Hawthorne

    Why can’t they play their guitars?

    Police Supporter

    Nick Hawthorne There probably just trying to focus on singing. And let’s be honest their not as young as the used to be so it’s probably hard to try and do both.

  30. Stephanie Steed

    Soooo true.. Love these guy's

  31. History King

    If Country music had an Eminem style dis track... This would be it. Cuz these two just ended up eliminating and burning the entire modern country music scene.

  32. Ryan Mercer

    That's an interesting autotune sound they have goin. This is shit.

  33. Ethan Weeter

    Real country fans love this song. George rocked it at the Buckeye Country Music Festival. Overused auto tune in this concert though. Almost ruined it.

  34. HM So

    I heard this music when I was 6 years old until now that I'm 23 yrs old . Miss my papa 😇 who influenced me n country music

  35. Dennis Asigri

    one of the best

  36. Dee Frazier

    AWESOME

  37. Hans Bouwens

    Great singers and a great band.

  38. PauL Slays

    I used to hate country music, Now you can catch me singing Troubadour in my best George Strait voice.💯

  39. Dennis Asigri

    but some one kill country music

  40. Kari Anne Topel

    Nydelig musikk :-)

  41. Darlynne Smith

    Now that is country music great song by two great man love both of them

  42. Logan Daniels

    Knowing for their age they both still have amazing voices

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    Logan Daniels but they use auto tune

    Logan Daniels

    Um...no

    xXFuzzBumperXx -

    Logan Daniels they definitely are, there’s a version on YouTube that has their natural vocals...

    Ethan Weeter

    This is edited in after the fact. No way this is how they sounded live. George sounds better than this now.

    Ethan Weeter

    Yeah, and poor decision to use Autotune because they can sing better than any computer voice.

  43. AOD2874

    1 yankee watched this video

  44. Stephanie Pilapil

    Twas truly amazing! Cant help but to really appreciate how good you two are. Country songs are still the best... and unfortunately, this song explains its death. It's almost dead. Gotta revive it people

    First heard this when I was still a kid and i am happy to get across through this again 💓

    Alice Hogan

    Stephanie Pilapil

    Stellar song! Add this to George Jones’ “Who’s Going To Fill Their Shoes!

  45. mundo da carol aninha

    They are the best of country .

  46. Pondy Hsu

    Nobody saw him running
    from sixteenth avenue.
    They never found the fingerprint
    or the weapon that was used.

    But someone killed country music,
    cut out its heart and soul.
    They got away with murder
    down on music row.

    The almighty dollar and
    the lust for worldwide fame
    Slowly killed tradition and
    for that someone should hang
    +++++++++++
    They all say not guilty,
    but the evidence will show
    That murder was committed
    down on music row.

    For the steel guitars no longer cry
    and fiddles barely play,
    But drums and rock 'n roll guitars
    are mixed up in your face.

    Old Hank wouldn't have
    a chance on today's radio
    Since they committed murder
    down on music row.
    ***********
    They thought no one would miss it,
    once it was dead and gone
    They said no one would buy them
    old drinking and cheating songs

    Well there ain't no justice in it
    and the hard facts are cold
    and Murder was committed
    down on music row.
    ++++++++++
    Oh, the steel guitars no longer cry
    and you can't hear fiddles play
    With drums and rock 'n roll guitars
    are mixed right up in your face

    Why, the Hag, he wouldn't
    have a chance on today's radio
    Since they committed murder
    down on music row

    Why, they even tell the Possum
    to pack up and go back home
    There's been an awful murder
    down on music row.....

  47. Care Bear

    Whatever popTART MFer gave this a thumbs down, no doubt T drove the nail in the coffin Swift, Maren “Country Music is Bullshit” just let me make a career exploiting it Morris, Blake Old Fart & Jackass Shelton, or Florida Georgia idiots needs taken out behind the barn & whooped to say the least

  48. EL gaming

    Beautiful!

  49. nick carron

    THE BEST TRUE SONG I EVER HEARD!! THEY DONE  A GREAT JOB !!!!!!

  50. TheKnowitall

    This is country. The new guys play a cross between southern rock and...some kind of dance. Not sure what it is to be honest.

  51. Joy Graci Riley

    Two kings of country ❤️

    Ethan Weeter

    I agree, 1 king and one who can also be called a king.😅

  52. Cynthia Goodine

    so true

  53. Henry Skedel

    Hell yeah tell.it like it is

  54. Delatham Richardson

    Now days music need to get there shit together

  55. Jamie Kimsey

    One person disliked this! WTF.

    EL gaming

    Probably Killary, lmao!

    Logan Daniels

    Dude Ik. This is one of the best songs I know of when it comes to country. And when people dislike things like this it really confuses me. Why would you even take time out of your day just to quickly dislike a beautiful song

    _D_O_C_

    Probably luke bryan

    Regina Phalenge

    Probably Bieber's fan

  56. Debbiej Hensley

    love this song

  57. Roy Poteete

    I got to see several of his concerts from back stage and just ot the right of stage behind the speakers doing EMS standby. Seen him at the Houston Live Stock and Rodeo Show too. A true gentleman of Country Music and the King of Country music.

    Ethan Weeter

    Roy Poteete Where you there for the final Astrodome show, when he came out riding on the white horse?

  58. Joseph Wynne

    He'll yea!!

  59. Matthew Threlfall

    Now this is real country music!

  60. H20 togo

    Today's country singers need to regonize to reel deal.

    moto4rider94

    H20 togo real*

    Anne Duffy

    Fantastic duo together. Such fantastic singers

  61. isjw skksks

    fucking pine tree singing wtf

  62. Bradly Hummel CHS

    Not bad for old boys! They still got it

    Leo Klee

    You got that right!

    Matej Frelih

    only the old boys know how to do it.

  63. Carson Walker

    King of country!

    Leo Klee

    Eh, what about kings!