Everything’s bigger in Texas… like the star power.
Back in 2017, after the Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and eventually Maria wreaked havoc on Texas, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas and more, a whole mess of famous people got together to raise some money for relief.
Dubbed the Hand in Hand Telethon, they went on to raise $44 million dollars for hurricane relief.
One particularly amazing part of that night was when George Strait, Miranda Lambert and Chris Stapleton shared the stage together, along with Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett.
Performing the Strait hits “Texas” and “I Believe,” I’m not quite sure if I’ve ever seen a better group share one stage.
Oh, and if that wasn’t enough…
They were introduced by the great Matthew McConaughey, who next to George Strait, has to be my favorite Texan.
Written by Steven Dale Jones and Phillip White, “Texas” was released on Strait’s 2005 album, Somewhere Down In Texas, although it was never released as a single.
Strait and Stapleton teamed up for “All My Exes Live In Texas.”
Written by Sanger D. Shafer and Lyndia J. Shafer, this popular George Strait tune was released in April 1987 as the second single from Strait’s album Ocean Front Property album.
It would later go on to be nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance at the 1988 Grammy Awards.
“All My Exe’s Live In Texas”
And so did King George and Miranda Lambert for a couple duet of their own.
First up, a little tune called “How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls,” which was written by Casey Beathard and Ed Hill. It was released as the fourth single from his 2006 It Just Comes Natural album, which produced hits like “Give It Away” and “Wrapped,” in addition to the title track.
They followed it up with a killer performance of “Run,” which might be Strait’s most underrated song.
Written by Anthony Smith and Tony Lane, “Run” was the lead single from Strait’s 2001 album, The Road Less Traveled. It reached #2 on two separate occasions on the country charts, blocked from the top spot by Alan Jackson’s “Where Where You (When The World Stopped Turning)” the latter time.