George Strait Number Ones: Championship Round Voting Is LIVE


Here we go.

We started out with 64 George Strait hits: His 60 number ones, and four “play-in” songs that should have been number ones. And slowly but surely, we’ve narrowed it down to just two.

There have been some absolute blowouts, and a ton of tight matchups. We’ve seen heavyweights like “The Chair,” “Check Yes Or No” and “Carrying Your Love With Me” knocked out of the running. And now we’re down to the championship round.

The first matchup in the Final Four was heavy favorite “Amarillo By Morning” going up against “Love Without End, Amen.” And as expected, “Amarillo By Morning” managed to sail through to punch its ticket to the championship game.

In fact, it wasn’t even close: Like in pretty much every round, “Amarillo By Morning” absolutely dominated by racking up an incredible 85% of the vote.

And in the other Final Four contest we had “Troubadour” vs. “I Can Still Make Cheyenne.”

I’ve gotta be honest, I had a feeling “I Can Still Make Cheyenne” would win this one. It’s one of King George’s biggest songs, and one of my personal favorites. So maybe I was just biased, but my prediction was that we’d see “I Can Still Make Cheyenne” in the championship.

Well, I was wrong.

With the Cinderella run of the tournament, “Troubadour” managed to knock out some TOUGH competition like “Give It All We Got Tonight,” “Run” and “It Just Comes Natural,” and then in a come-from behind victory, took 55% of the vote to bring down “I Can Still Make Cheyenne” to make it to the final round.

So there’s our championship: “Amarillo By Morning” versus “Troubadour.”


Out of 60 number one hits, the two songs that you the readers voted through to the finals are two that never reached the top of the charts.

Talk about a deep catalog.

Now it’s time to vote: You can vote as many times as you want between now and 11:59 PM central on Sunday.

Then on Monday, make sure to come back to see which song you voted as George Strait’s best.

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