On This Date: George Strait Was Topping The Charts With His ‘Troubadour’ Album In 2008

George Strait wearing a cowboy hat smoking a cigarette

It’s no secret that George Strait is the King of country music.

He’s arguably the most well-known country singer to ever walk this planet, as just about anybody who’s anybody at least knows his name.

From the time he hit the country music scene in 1976, he immediately became a staple in the genre, and quickly worked his way to country music fame as he led the way for the neo-traditional country sound that we all know and love.

However, one of the most impressive things about King George is the fact that he was able to be a mainstay in the genre for so long.

On this date back in 2008, he was sitting at number one on the country charts with his album Troubadour, and at the age of 55, many have argued it was one of his best albums to date.

His main single off the album, “I Saw God Today,” was the highest debut single of George’s career, as well as his 43rd number one on the Billboard Country Charts. Not to mention he had several other legendary songs on the album, like the title track “Troubadour,” “When You’re In Love,” and “It Was Me.” The album earned a Grammy for Best Country Album, the first Grammy of his career.

What can I say, the guy just has it… always has, always will. He’s even released several songs since ’08, with the most recent releases coming in 2019 with songs like “Every Little Honk Tonk Bar,” “The Weight Of The Badge,” and “Honky Tonk Time Machine.”

Now, that is why he’s the King.

“I Saw God Today”

“Troubadour”

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