“Gotta Get to You”, written by Blaine Larsen, Jim Lauderdale and Jimmy Ritchey, was recorded by George Strait for the MCA label, in mid-2009, at Shrimpboat Sound Studio, Key West, FL. At the recording session for the album George was accompanied by: Randy Scruggs (guitar), Brent Mason (guitar), Stuart Duncan (mandolin and fiddle), Paul Franklin (steel), Glenn Worf (upright bass), Eddie Bayers (drums), Eric Darken (percussion), Steven Nathan (piano, Wurlitzer organ and synthesizer), John Jarvis (piano and Wurlitzer organ), Mike Haynes (trumpet) and Nashville String Machine + Marty Slayton, Tom Flora (background vocal). With the production of George Strait and Tony Brown, the song was released on February 16, 2010, and on June 5, 2010, peaked at # 3 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, and remaining on the charts a total of 22 weeks. And a week later, on June 12, 2010, it reached # 3 on the Canada Country Singles charts.
The song was included on George Strait’s 26th studio album, Twang (MCA 2009), the album was released on August 11, 2009, and quickly reached # 1 on the US Top Country Albums charts on 29 August 2009, remaining on the charts for a total of 78 weeks. On the Canadian Albums Charts, it peaked at # 5. It also peaked at # 1 on the U.S. charts. Billboard 200. On December 2, 2009, the album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Country Album. The album was certified gold in the USA.