Early ’80s Interview With George Strait Claims He Can “Make A Cowgirl’s Jeans Twitch At 100 Yards”

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The year was 1982.

The term “internet” was technically born, the first CD player was released by Sony, Michael Jackson’s Thriller was released and would go on to become the best-selling record of all time, Diet Coke his supermarket shelves… I mean, what a time to be alive.

But down in Texas, another music legend was in the making, a young military vet named George from Pearsall, Texas, had just burst on the scene with his lead single “Unwound” in 1981. But by 1982, King George had a few singles under his belt, including his first number one, “Fool Hearted Memory,” and he was gearing up for a show at Son Valley in Victoria, Texas.

“Back when I was the 19-year-old associate producer for “The Weekend Journal” on Victoria, Texas’ tiny ABC affiliate KXIX-TV, one of the artists we interviewed was a fresh young country artist with a winning smile.

His name was George Strait, and ever since our show went “Strait” off the air in 1982, this footage has gone unseen.”

And the best part of the entire interview? When the host introduces him as the guy that can…

“Supposedly make a cowgirl’s jeans twitch at 100 yards.”

HAHAHAHA…. I love it. I don’t even really know what it means, but I love it.

Of course, George would go on to become one of the biggest things country music has ever seen, and make no mistake, even at 71 years old, the man still has a way with the ladies. If you announced a George Strait meet and greet, you’d have a gaggle of 50 year old women lined up into the next county just to get a look at the man.

The King of Country, the most #1 singles of all time, and the only man in country music history that can make a cowgirl’s jeans twitch at 100 yards… long live the King.

George Strait & Chris Stapleton Announce 9 Stadium Shows In 2024


King George and Chris Stapleton have officially extended their stadium tour to 2024, announcing nine new shows for next summer. They went on a short but mighty run this past summer, along with openers Little Big Town, and will be stopping in nine new cities including Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Ames, Charlotte, East Rutherford, Salt Lake City, Detroit and Chicago next year.

In addition, Strait will also have a massive Strait to Vegas residency show with a December date at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium to mark the 37th installment of the NFR.

He says it’s been a joy seeing all of the fans at the 2023 stadium shows, and he can’t wait to stop in new cities this year and give even more fans a chance to see the concert:

“I’ve always said we have the best fans in the world, and to see so many of them show up for these shows just makes us want to keep bringing them more. I’ve also missed performing in Las Vegas during NFR, so I’m happy to see that show come together in 2024. See you soon!”

George Strait w/ Chris Stapleton 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

I see a whole lotta this in my future… and I’m still waiting on that George/Chris collab to happen anytime now:

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