Somewhere Down in Texas is the twenty-third studio album by American country music singer George Strait. This album was released on June 28, 2005 on the MCA Nashville Records label. This album was certified platinum and peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200. Singles released from it were, in order: "You'll Be There", which peaked at #4 on Hot Country Songs; "She Let Herself Go", which became Strait's 40th Billboard Number One hit on the country charts; and a cover of Merle Haggard's "The Seashores of Old Mexico", which peaked at #11. "Texas" also charted at #35 on Hot Country Songs from unsolicited airplay.
The album's titled track was played in a video retrospective to former wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin that appeared as the last chapter of the same name in the DVD, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time.
In 2005, the Country Music Association named "Good News, Bad News" the musical event of the year.
1. "If the Whole World Was a Honky Tonk"
2. "Somewhere Down in Texas"
3. "The Seashores of Old Mexico"
4. "You'll Be There"
5. "High Tone Woman"
6. "Good News, Bad News" (with Lee Ann Womack)
7. "Oh, What a Perfect Day"
9. "Ready for the End of the World"
10. "She Let Herself Go"
11. "By the Light of a Burning Bridge"
Eddie Bayers – drums
Stuart Duncan – fiddle, mandolin
Paul Franklin – pedal steel guitar
Steve Gibson – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Wes Hightower – background vocals
Brent Mason – electric guitar on all tracks except "The Seashores of Old Mexico", nylon string guitar on "The Seashores of Old Mexico"
Steve Nathan – Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, piano
Michael Rhodes – bass guitar on "The Seashores of Old Mexico"
Matt Rollings – piano, synthesizer
Marty Slayton – background vocals
George Strait – lead vocals, background vocals
Bryan Sutton – acoustic guitar, gut string guitar
Lee Ann Womack – duet vocals on "Good News, Bad News"
Casey Wood – percussion
Glenn Worf – upright bass on "High Tone Woman", bass guitar on all other tracks except "The Seashores of Old Mexico"