George Strait Credits His Son With Getting Him Back Into Songwriting: Here’s Why

by Joe Rutland
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For years, George Strait avoided writing songs. However, that all changed thanks to some help from his son.

Strait, known as “The King” for his domination of those coveted country music charts, tips his cowboy hat toward his son Bubba. George did an interview with Headline Country where he carefully details a specific regret. As many Strait fans know, he actually didn’t write a handful of the major hits that he performed.

A lot of songs from Strait’s first few albums did have numbers he wrote for them. Yet commitments all over the place pulled him in different directions. Of course, being George Strait means that you will get a lot of songs from Nashville songwriters at your feet.

Back in 2009, his son Bubba managed to lure his father back into picking up that pen. Now, this happened before George Strait recorded “Twang.”

Bubba gave George a ring on his phone. He wanted to let Dad know that he had written a song. Bubba thought it was good. So George Strait took a look at it and had “Arkansas Dave” on “Twang.” Also, Bubba Strait picked up seven co-writing credits on the album, “Here for a Good Time.”

George Strait Returned to the Las Vegas Stage For Two Shows

George Strait fans had a chance to see him in two concerts in Las Vegas.

He had planned on doing them in August 2020 but COVID-19 caused shutdowns in concerts all across the board. Strait put those concerts on hold until August 2021.

Fans gathered in Sin City to catch George Strait in concert. He was quite happy to be back on stage as you can tell in this Twitter post on his account.

“#StraitToVegas is back! Were you there this weekend?” he wrote.

Those shows happened to represent 30 stops for George Strait and his “Strait to Vegas” concerts. Strait started doing these concerts in Las Vegas back in 2016.

By the way, he’s not through playing in Vegas. Make plans to see Strait at T-Mobile Center on Dec. 3-4. His opening act will, once again, be Caitlyn Smith. She just finished up playing as his opening act for the August shows.

Finally, these “Strait to Vegas” concerts kick back in gear on Feb. 11-12, 2022, again at T-Mobile Arena. Tenille Townes gets the nod as his opening act for these concerts.

It all adds up to Strait fans saying to one another, “The King is back!” Indeed, George Strait is back performing.