ACM Awards 2009: Matthew McConaughey Recalls “Getting Lucky” Telling Women He Made George Strait’s Custom Boots – “Thank You, George”

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With the 58th Annual ACM Awards getting underway in just a few days, we’ve been looking back at some of the most memorable moments from years past.

We recently took a look back at Miranda Lambert’s 2019 Oklahoma shade towards Blake Shelton during a performance of “Little Red Wagon,” Travis Tritt and actor Joe Pesci performing together in 1992, Rascal Flatts lip synching and many, many more.

And now, we’re taking it back to 2009.

If you remember that ol’ Kenny Chesney song “Out Last Night,” there’s a line in there that goes a little something like this:

“I was a doctor, a lawyer, a senator’s son, Brad Pitt’s brother, and a man on the run, anything I thought would get the job done.”

The truth is, we’ve probably have all been guilty of stretching the truth a time or two… hundred.

I mean, saying “I’m an associate at a real estate firm” or “I sell insurance” isn’t exactly going to have the ladies lining up outside your bedroom door.

Sometimes you want to impress them, and sometimes… you’re just bored. Guys do it, girls do it, we’ve all done it… even the great Matthew McConaughey did it way back in 1987.

At the 2009 ACM Awards, McConaughey told the story about how he and his brother met a couple ladies at a Dwight Yoakam concert in 1987. And when they asked the McConaughey brothers what they do for a living, they said without hesitation:

“We have an exclusive contract with George Strait, we custom make his boots.

As a matter of fact, out in the parking lot in the trunk of our white Corvette, we have next year’s new edition, white Ostrich quill, George Strait signed series that he’s gonna wear on tour.”

Naturally, the ladies wanted to see those boots, and needless to say… they, as McConaughey put it, obliged. 

“We got lucky that night, thank you George.”

Even Carrie Underwood, who took home the ACM Entertainer of the Year award that night, wanted to see those boots…

“I don’t know what to say… I wanna see those boots Matthew.”

And even though Carrie said she was kidding… the crowd ROARED.

McConaughey also starred in Trisha Yearwood’s “Walkaway Joe” music video back in the early ’90s.

As well as Jamey Johnson’s “Playing The Part” video in 2010:

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