Does it get better than George Strait and Chris Stapleton?
The King of Country and arguably the best voice in country music right now, these two make for quite the heavyweight pair. And believe it or not, they’ve shared the stage a number of times in recent years,.
And they’ll do it again when George Strait headlines GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday, July 30th, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs.
But today, we’re spinning it back to a few years ago.
Back in 2017, after the Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and eventually Maria wreaked havoc on Texas, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas and more, a ton of country music’s finest, and some notable Texans like Matthew McConaughey got together to raise some money.
Dubbed the Hand in Hand Telethon, they wound up raising a whopping $44 million dollars for hurricane relief… pretty impressive.
George teamed up with the like of Miranda Lambert, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen and more, but he also brought the great Chris Stapleton along for the ride.
Singing “All My Ex’s Live In Texas,” George and Chris knocked ’em dead.
Written by Sanger D. Shafer and Lyndia J. Shafer, it was released in April of 1987 as the second single from Strait’s seventh studio album, and one of his best, Ocean Front Property.
Of course, it was one of his sixty #1 singles, and was also nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance at the 1988 Grammy Awards.
But when you add Chris Stapleton into the mix, well that’s just good for the soul.
Sam Elliott Dancing To George Strait In ‘Road House’
If you haven’t ever seen the 1989 classic Road House, you need to just go ahead and download it on Amazon Prime, or if ya still have a VCR for some odd reason, go to your local antique or thrift store, find it on tape, and watch it right now.
Even Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan loves it:
Spoiler Alert… if you haven’t seen it yet, scroll on through.
The movie takes you on a journey of one of the best bouncers in the business, James Dalton (Patrick Swayze), who has been asked by a small town honky-tonk owner that’s incredibly rough around the edges (to say the least), and clean it up so he can remodel the place and expand.
Dalton takes the deal at the Double Deuce, does a damn good job of getting the place in order, considering it’s a place where they used to have to “sweep up the eyeballs every night.”
However, there’s one man that stands in his way, and that’s Brad Wesley (Ben Gazzara).
It’s a badass movie, but who could forget the legendary scene of Sam Elliott dancing with Swayze’s girl at that diner to George Strait’s “All My Exes Live In Texas.”
Stealing the biggest ’80s heart throb’s girl? Only Sam Elliott could pull that off…