When you think of country music, think of George street.
The undisputed King of Country Music’s career spanned five decades with over 100 singles, 60 of which went to number one.
Of course, 60 number ones is good enough for, oh, I don’t know… most in country music history.
Eric Church and his wife enjoy playing this little one George Strait drinking game, and the rules are really simple: go back and forth naming number one singles from George and if you’re wrong, have a drink. Sounds fun right?
Anyway, I had to think of all the strait hits, but what about some of the songs that didn’t hit number one?
Some of them may surprise you…
“Amarillo in the Morning”
It was written by Terry Stafford and Paul Fraser and first recorded by Stafford in 1973.
George Strait covered it for his 1982 album straight from the heart, However, it was not released as a single until 1983. It reached #4 on the country charts but is arguably the most iconic song George has ever released.
“Marina del Rey”
It was written by Frank Dycus and Dean Dillon and released in September 1982 as the second single from his album strait from the heart. It reached #6 on the Billboard national charts.
“The Cowboy Rides Away”
A tune by Sonny Throckmorton and Casey Kelly released in January 1985 as the second single from his album Does fort word that ever crossed your mind.
“Cowboys Like Us”
It was written by Bob DiPiero and Anthony Smith and was released in August 2003 as the second single from his album Honkytonkville. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
Written by Leslie Satcher and Monty Holmes, it was released in June 2008 as the second single and title track from his album Troubadour.
Featuring Vince Gill on backing vocals, “Troubadour” was nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards, but never topped the charts.
And a shout out to George holding it with a bottle of Codigo Tequila… what a legend.
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2023/01/17/george-strait-singles-that-surprisingly-were-not-number-ones/ George Strait singles, which surprisingly were NOT number one