And although the King has a staggering 60 number ones, TWO of our final four are “play-in” songs that never made it to the top of the charts.
“Amarillo By Morning” has to be the favorite to win it all at this point because it keeps putting up some monster numbers against its opponents, beating “Ocean Front Property” with an insane 82% of the vote.
I definitely didn’t see that one coming, because “Ocean Front Property” is a classic in its own right.
“Troubadour” also continues its Cinderella run through the tournament after knocking off “Run” with 65%.
What does it say about George Strait’s catalog when the guy has SIXTY number one hits, yet two of the favorites are songs that never even reached the top of the charts?
It says his catalog is STACKED, that’s what.
The closest matchup of this round came from two of Strait’s biggest hits: “I Can Still Make Cheyenne” and “Carrying Your Love With Me.” And with a mere 52% of the vote, “I Can Still Make Cheyenne” managed to punch its ticket to the next round.
And rounding out the Final Four we have “Love Without End, Amen,” which had a tough battle with “I Cross My Heart” but ultimately came out on top.
So that’s that. The matchups are set, and it’s time to get to voting.
As always, you can vote as many times as you want between now and 11:59 PM central time on Thursday. Then, make sure to come back Friday for the championship round to vote on which George Strait number one comes out on top – or whether we’ll have an upset winner.