From a killer cover of Tom Petty’s “You Wreak Me” at Arrowhead Stadium to “Amarillo By Morning” in the pouring rain, these two legends never fail to impress, but my favorite may still be 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.
Written by Sanger D. Shafer and Lyndia J. Shafer, “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 1s. It was also nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance at the 1988 Grammy Awards.
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.
George Strait w/ Chris Stapleton & special guests Little Big Town 2024 Stadium Shows:
May 4, 2024 Indianapolis, Ind. || Lucas Oil Stadium
May 11, 2024 Jacksonville, Fla. || EverBank Stadium
May 25, 2024 Ames, Iowa || Jack Trice Stadium
June 1, 2024 Charlotte, N.C. || Bank of America Stadium
June 8, 2024 East Rutherford, N.J. || MetLife Stadium
June 29, 2024 Salt Lake City, Utah || Rice Eccles Stadium
July 13, 2024 Detroit, Mich. || Ford Field
July 20, 2024 Chicago, Ill. || Soldier Field
Dec. 7, 2024 Las Vegas, Nev. || Allegiant Stadium