A big happy birthday George Strait today. The king is 68.
I can only imagine he’s celebrating with a nice glass of Codigo tequila, and while it might be a little too early for me to indulge myself (just kidding of course it’s not too early), I can’t help but add a little more George Strait into the rotation today.
George’s impact on country music has been well documented, and there are few names that are as synonymous with “country music” as the name George Strait is. Ask anybody in country music today about their heroes (at least anybody worth a shit), and George will undoubtedly be a name that comes up early and comes up often.
So in honor of George’s birthday today, let’s take a look at some of the artists that would call him a hero. Artists whose careers have been shaped and molded by the music of George Strait, so much so, that they have graced us with some of the best Strait covers we’ve ever seen.
Happy birthday King, here’s to you.
Jon Pardi – “Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her”
Cody Johnson – “You Look So Good In Love”
Ronnie Dunn – “Amarillo By Morning”
Randy Rogers Band – “Wrapped”
Travis Denning – “I Can Still Make Cheyenne”
Josh Abbott Band – “Give It Away”
Midland – “Troubadour”