It’s the 30th anniversary of the release of the George Strait song “If I Know Me.” And country star Strait is not letting fans forget it.
“If we know you, you’re probably going to listen to #IfIKnowMe today in honor of its anniversary!” Strait tweeted Friday. Hint, hint.
“If I Know Me” is a song about a lovers’ quarrel, and what goes through one man’s mind in its aftermath. Songwriters Pam Belford and Dean Dillon wrote it. Strait recorded it and released it in March of 1991.
The song would go on to peak at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, per Country Fancast.
George Strait Playing Texas Benefit Concert
Strait is headlining a virtual benefit concert this weekend to help Texans still hurting from the winter storm that struck the state last month.
The concert, “We’re Texas,” will stream live on actor Matthew McConaughey’s YouTube channel at 7 p.m. on March 21. It will also air on Spectrum News 1, the San Antonio Express-News reports.
The money gathered from the concert will go to the j.k. livin foundation’s (short for “just keep livin”) Texas Relief Fund. The foundation is the creation of McConaughey and his wife Camila. It strives to empower high school students through 37 programs in states across the country.
Also performing on Sunday are Don Henley of the Eagles, Kacey Musgraves, Khalid, Kelly Clarkson, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Kirk Franklin, Gary Clark Jr., Post Malone and Randy Rogers.
McConaughey is hosting the event. He’s also bringing in some of his celebrity friends. Guests include Dak Prescott, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Selena Gomez, Megan Thee Stallion, Renee Zellweger, Troy Aikman and Woody Harrelson.
“A lot of Texans are hurting right now,” McConaughey said in a statement. “After the disaster of the worst freeze here in over 70 years, so many are still without clean water, and unable to repair water damage that has made their homes unlivable. One of my favorite things about Texans is that we like to help ourselves. And while that spirit is still alive and well, a lot of Texans can’t help themselves right now unless we help them.”
Strait’s Home State Hit Hard by Winter Storm
A frigid blast of winter weather hit Texas three weeks ago. It caused burst water pipes and electrical outages and left millions without drinking water. So in the wake of the storm, Texas lawmakers are pushing to create a statewide alert system for natural disasters, similar to the Amber Alert system.
During the crisis, power grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) implemented emergency power pricing that led to excessive charges. Now the state’s lieutenant governor is demanding ERCOT fix what amounted to a $16 billion pricing error. Governor Greg Abbott has also urged the state legislature to correct “inaccurate excessive charges” by ERCOT, Reuters reports.
Meanwhile, a Texas economic research firm recently predicted the costs of the winter storm could run as high as $295 billion.