The Road Less Traveled is an album by country artist George Strait released by MCA Nashville in 2001. Certified platinum for sales of one million copies, the album produced the hits "Run", "She'll Leave You with a Smile" and "Living and Living Well", the latter two of which were #1 hits on the Billboard country charts. "Stars on the Water" and "The Real Thing" also charted at #50 and #60 from unsolicited airplay.
Four of this album's songs are covers:
"Stars on the Water" — Rodney Crowell on his 1981 album Rodney Crowell
"The Real Thing" — Chip Taylor (as "(I Want) The Real Thing") on his 1973 album Chip Taylor's Last Chance
"Good Time Charley's" — Jim Reeves on his 1969 album Down at Good Time Charlie's
"My Life's Been Grand" — Merle Haggard on his 1986 album Out Among the Stars