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Country Throwback: Watch George Strait Perform ‘Baby Blue’ at Austin City Limits in 1989

by Quentin Blount
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

It’s time for another George Strait country throwback. 31 years ago, Strait performed his song “Baby Blue” at the Austin City Limits.

“Baby Blue” is a song written by Aaron Barker, and recorded by Strait, the country music legend. The song saw its release in April of 1988. It was the second single from his album If You Ain’t Lovin’, You Ain’t Livin.’ The song hit the top of the charts as a number-one hit in the United States. It even reached number three in Canada.

Let’s turn the clock back to 1989 and enjoy Strait’s performance.

Further, although it has never had confirmation, it has long been thought that Strait sang this song for his daughter, Jenifer. She died on June 25, 1986, in a tragic car accident in San Marcos, Texas. She was just 13 years old.

Strait seemingly mourns the loss of his blue-eyed girl in the chorus.

“And baby blue was the color of her eyes. Baby blue like the Colorado skies. Like a breath of spring, she came and left, and I still don’t know why.”

Additionally, besides his song “Baby Blue,” Strait has made sure that Jenifer’s spirit lives on. He has done that with the creation of a charity in her name, called the Jenifer Lynn Strait Foundation. The organization donates money to San Antonio children’s charities. It’s still active to this day.

George Strait Says ‘Happy Thanksgiving Everyone’

Strait took the time to wish all of his followers a Happy Thanksgiving via Twitter. He posted a younger photo of himself along with the caption “Happy Thanksgiving Everyone” for all of his fans. While the photo seemed to be from his younger years, Strait wore the same cowboy hat and smile that he has worn for his entire career.

Strait’s Thanksgiving Day post shows off his ageless charm. Many consider him one of the most influential country artists of all time, as he uses his influence to support the music industry and community.