After hearing the huge news that George Strait and Chris Stapleton were teaming up for a run of stadium shows next year, I had to go back and see what else these two have done together.
Turns out they’ve shared the stage a few times, including a killer cover of Tom Petty’s “You Wreak Me” at Arrowhead Stadium most recently, but the easy favorite was a version of George’s iconic country anthem “All My Ex’s Live In Texas” from back in 2017.
The two took part in the Hand In Hand telethon to raise money for victims of the devastating hurricanes that destroyed communities in Texas, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas that year. The fundraiser ended put pulling in an incredible $44 million dollars.
George brought a number of people on stage that night, including Miranda Lambert, Robert Earl Keen, and Lyle Lovett, but there was no denying that Chris Stapleton was the duet partner that stole the show.
“All My Ex’s Live In Texas” was released in 1987 as the second single from his legendary 2x Platinum album Ocean Front Property. It was the first country album to debut at Number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts and both the title track and “All My Ex’s Live In Texas” were two of the King’s 60 career Number 1’s.
Taking a song this great and adding in Chris Stapleton, for my money the best voice in country music, just seems unfair…
Hey, that’s probably why they raised so much money…
One listen to this and people must have been blindly handing their cash over.
Tickets will go on pre-sale October 26th, and the regular on-sale begins November 4th.
Get them early… they won’t be around for long.
George Strait 2023 Stadium Shows:
May 6 Glendale, Ariz. || State Farm Stadium
June 3 Milwaukee, Wisc. || American Family Field
June 17 Seattle, Wash. || Lumen Field
June 24 Denver, Colo. || Empower Field at Mile High Stadium
July 29 Nashville, Tenn. || Nissan Stadium
Aug. 5 Tampa, Fla. || Raymond James Stadium