Shine A Light: George Strait

George Strait holds the record for the most number 1 singles in history…..57 of them ! While I think George has had a few of those hits while coasting on the ride, they are very few. Hitting it hard right out of the box with songs like “Marina Del Ray”, “Amarillo By Morning”. There are just too many to list on the ride down memory lane as it’s long and really special. “Does Ft. Worth Ever Cross Your Mind”, “The Cowboy Rides Away” and “Ocean Front Property. So what is it?, how does this happen? Is he the worlds greatest singer? Does he put on the most exciting show in the world?

What can it be because the answer to those two questions would be no. But…There is something in the honesty. Oh there’s a word we can tie to all of the artists out there these days right. Honesty. Sings cowboy, rodeo songs, and he is a cowboy. He grew up in that culture. I think George Strait is a really good singer. I think by and large he has picked really good songs through a 30 year career.

Perhaps even George scratches his head sometimes wondering how it all turned out so good but judging by seeing him recently, I think he is just enjoying it. When he hit the stage that crowd came unglued. In their applause was 30 years of their lives and memories and they knew they were about to take a 2 hour ride through it all. He acted as if there was no other place he wanted to be.


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