We’re nearing the end of our current contest,”The Big Deal“. By Monday morning, one of our listeners will receive a call from Lewis & Evans that they’ve won a trip to Vegas to see GEORGE STRAIT! A pretty sweet price.
It got me thinking about all of George’s hits and there certainly are a lot! 60 #1’s is remarkable. When going to see Strait in concert there is a good chance you might not hear your favourite song…. There is just to many to fit into a set. (A good problem for an artist to have.)
I’ve decided to share with you my FIVE favourite Strait songs of all-time. There are many good arguments for other songs, and I’d love if you could share yours in the comments below.
HONOURABLE MENTION: When The Credits Roll– The last track on George’s 2013 album “Love Is Everything”. The song was never a single released to radio, but it instantly caught my attention.
5) Check Yes Or No- It was released in September 1995 as the lead single from his box set Strait Out Of The Box. It peaked at number-one on both the U.S. Billboard country chart.
4) Fool Hearted Memory– It was released in May 1982 as the first single from Strait’s Strait From The Heart album, and was included in the soundtrack of the feature film “The Soldier” on Embassy Films. The song won an ASCAP Award for being among the most performed country songs of 1982. It was also his FIRST #1 hit.
3) The Cowboy Rides Away- Released in January 1985 as the second single from his album Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind. It peaked at number 5 on the United States Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It is the song used by Strait to close out his performances. This is also the name of his last and final tour commencing January 18, 2013.
2) Troubador- It was released in June 2008 as the second single and title track from his album Troubador. The song was the 86th chart single of his career. It has become his 79th Top Ten single on the Billboard Hot Country Charts. The song peaked at #7 on the charts… But I’m calling it my #2.
1) Amarillo By Morning – George covered the song in 1983. It appeared on Strait’s 1982 album Strait From The Heart. It was released on MCA as a single. The single entered the Billboard Country chart February 12, 1983, peaking at #4.. How did it not get to #1?!
The man has had 60 #1 hits, and many other great songs that didn’t hit the top spot. (3 of my top 5 weren’t #1’s.) This is a great discussion. Comment below with your favourite George Strait songs of all-time. AND KEEP LISTENING FOR “THE BIG DEAL”.