Country music icon George Strait took to social media on Thursday after to pose a question to his fans and followers.
The King of Country Music often uses his social media accounts to engage with his fans. And he did so yet again on Thursday by asking them which of his Grammy Award-winning albums was released on this day in 2008.
“This Grammy Award-winning album was released on this day in 2008,” Strait wrote on Twitter. “What album is it?”
If you’re an avid George Strait fan, you probably knew that answer as soon as you read it. And there were many of those avid fans who responded to Strait on Twitter. One of those was Marcus Cullen (@marcuscullen23). He left a reply saying, “I’m proud to tell the world I’ve got this album :-) Troubadour.”
Another follower, Tobias Dubose (@tobiasdubose), commented the correct answer as well. “Troubadour. One of the best country albums during the 2000s.”
One fan even responded with a joke. Spencer D. Buchanan (@SpencerDBuchan2) left a message saying, “Why are you asking George? You made it. Wouldn’t you know?”
George Strait Releases ‘Troubadour’ On This Day in 2008
George Strait has blessed us with countless amazing albums over the years. But perhaps one of the very best was his 2008 album, Troubadour, which was the singer’s 25th studio album.
Troubadour includes twelve tracks in total, including two duets. And the album’s lead-off single, “I Saw God Today,” takes the cake as the highest-debuting single of Strait’s career. Additionally, it was the King’s 43rd No. 1 on the Billboard country charts.
Meanwhile, the album has since been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). And as George Strait mentions in his tweet, the album, of course, earned a Grammy Award. For what you ask? Strait and his album, Troubadour, was named Best Country Album at the 51st Grammy Awards. Despite being nominated multiple times, that remains the first and only Grammy win of George Strait’s legendary career.
For those who want to take a trip down memory lane, take a look at the entire track list for Troubadour.
- “It Was Me”
- “Brothers of the Highway”
- “River of Love”
- “House of Cash”
- “I Saw God Today”
- “Give Me More Time”
- “When You’re in Love”
- “Make Her Fall in Love with Me Song”
- “West Texas Town”
- “House with No Doors”
- “If Heartaches Were Horses”
Furthermore, have a listen at the album’s lead single, “I Saw God Today,” by clicking here. For more on George Strait and other country music stars, be sure to stay up-to-date here on Outsider.