Entertainment Weekly - p.58
"[An] album of immaculately recorded tracks....He continues to define (and refine) his genre, and he does it with such ease." -- Grade: B
Billboard (p.28) - "TWANG is among the finest collections of songs he's released....The new set has a few surprises, including a track recorded entirely in Spanish."
Personnel: Randy Scruggs (acoustic guitar); Brent Mason (electric guitar, gut-string guitar); Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Stuart Duncan (mandolin, fiddle); The Nashville String Machine (strings); Mike Haynes (trumpet); Steve Nathan (piano, Wurlitzer organ, synthesizer); John Jarvis (piano, Wurlitzer organ); Glenn Worf (upright bass); Eddie Bayers (drums); Eric Darken (percussion); Tom Flora, Marty Slayton (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Chuck Ainlay.
Perhaps even more impressive than George Strait's astounding number of platinum albums and chart-topping singles is his uncompromising consistency; TWANG is yet another welcome set of same sort of finely crafted, traditionally-rooted country music that Strait spent decades refining. That said, there are a few surprises. One is that the veteran singer wrote several songs on TWANG with his son Bubba, including the steel guitar-laden hit single weeper "Living for the Night." Additionally, "El Rey" marks the first time that Strait recorded a complete song in Spanish. Tracked in Key West, Florida, the album reflects the area's relaxed attitude, with Strait's trademark warm vocals wrapping themselves around the top-notch material with an easy confidence and down-home spirit.