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65 Reasons We Love George Strait

Today, the man himself, the King of Country, George Strait turns 65.  In honor of George and his birthday, we give you 65 reasons we love George Strait!
#1: As of today, he is the official Texas State Musician for 2017.
#2: “The Chair”
#3: His live show-he consistently puts on a GREAT show.
#4: “The Best Day”
#5: He’s an Army veteran.
#6: Got his start with his band in 1975 at Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos
#7: He can ride and rope, not just sing about it.
#8: “Run”
#9: Him and strawberries- best things to ever come out of Poteet.
#10: “Write This Down”
#11: The man knows how to wear a pair of Wranglers.
#12: “The Fireman” – Best sing along song EVER…Burn ’em up!
#13: Most of us wouldn’t know how to dance without his music.
#14: “Marina Del Rey”
#15: He’s had more top ten songs than any country artist except Eddy Arnold.
#16: “I Cross My Heart”…Still a wedding classic!
#17: Songs about Texas…Yeah, not THAT song, but ones like “Texas Cookin’,” “All My Ex’s Live In Texas,” “I Can’t See Texas From Here,” Take Me to Texas”
#18: “I Can Still Make Cheyenne”
#19: He is extremely devoted to his family.
#20: “Check Yes Or No”
#21: 21- the # of times he’s played the Houston rodeo
#22: “Carrying Your Love With Me”
#23: 33 platinum or multi-platinum albums, behind only The Beatles and Elvis
#24: “Love Without End Amen”
#25: He’s won over 60 major awards over the years.
#26: He made the line, “Buddy Jackson from the road crew?” famous.
#27: “Give It Away”
#28: He NEVER moved to Nashville.
#29: “She’ll Leave You With A Smile”
#30: He makes Christmas music we actually LIKE.
#31: “Carried Away”
#32: He was the first exposure to Western Swing for many of us.
#33: “Unwound”
#34: His cowboy songs: “Cowboys Like Us,” “The Cowboy Rides Away,” “Amarillo By Morning,” and more…
#35: “Go On”
#36: Resistol, Wranglers, Boots: He set the standard for a whole generation of country kids..and city kids too.
#37: “Ocean Front Property”
#38: The annual George Strait Team Roping Classic…Entertaining and charitable.
#39: “Here For A Good Time”
#40: He set the North American indoor concert attendance record with 104,793 in 2014.
#41: “I Saw God Today”
#42: He’s sold over 70 million albums.
“#43: Famous Last Words Of A Fool”
#44: Helped us all become fans of great songs and great songwriters like Dean Dillon, Whitey Shafer, Aaron Barker and more.
 #45: 45-# of years he and wife Norma have been married
#46: He plays golf. We’d love to play a round of golf with him!
#47: “Troubadour”
#48: He has his own tequila. Codigo 1530, if you’re looking for it…
#49: “Round About Way”
#50: He makes traditional cool.
#51: “Wrapped”
#52: He has one of the best bands in the business, Ace In The Hole Band.
#53: “Baby Blue”
#54: He’s inspired so many artists we love like Randy Rogers, Aaron Watson and Cody Johnson.
#55: “If You Ain’t Lovin’, You Ain’t Livin'”
#56: He’s a fourth generation Texas rancher.
#57: “The King Of Broken Hearts”
#58: Those pearly whites!
#59: “Big Ball’s In Cow Town”
#60: 60 number one songs, more than any other artist of ANY genre.
#61: “You Look So Good In Love”
#62: Katie’s favorite George song? “Too many to count but I do LOVE the early tunes like ‘Blame it On Mexico.'”
#63: Kris’ favorite George song? “‘Everything I See.’ I flat-out bawl every time I hear it.”
#64: “Chill Of An Early Fall”
#65: Seriously, who doesn’t love this man?!
Happy Birthday King George!

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