"I did a song on my second album that I wrote called I Can’t See Texas From Here. I had been away from home for a while and had been in Nashville. I was on the airplane going from Nashville to Austin so that song kind of summed up that whole experience. I would like to write more than I do but I’m real lazy about writing songs. I’ve got a real good songwriter in the band - Benny McArthur. I just hired him to play guitar and fiddle and we plan on writing songs together and hopefully we’ll record some of them. I’m real lazy and it’s gonna take some pushing on somebody’s part. It would be great to me to do an album of my own stuff."
George Strait on songwriting, interview from 1983
[Fast-forward to now and Strait has written 7 of the 11 tunes on his 39th album Here For A Good Time]