Country music star George Strait showed off his cowboy personality in an old-school photo he posted to social media on Thursday afternoon.
“The Cowboy Rides Away” artist posted a photo of himself from back in the day walking with his horse. Strait is sporting a cowboy hat, a light-colored button-up shirt, and jeans along with one of his signature belt buckles.
“Just a man and his horse,” Strait wrote on Twitter.
George Strait fans on Twitter quickly replied to the country star’s throwback photo. A couple of fans even sent him a “corrected caption” for his picture, with one of them calling Strait “The man.”
“Correction ‘The man and his horse,'” the fan wrote.
Correction “The man and his horse”
— AJStanley (@AWPajstanley) November 12, 2020
Another fan even took correcting the caption of Strait’s photo a step further.
“Correction THE KING and his horse. (lol let’s be real),” they said.
Correction THE KING 👑 and his horse 🐴. (lol 😂 let’s be real)
— Karylle Allick (@Karylle8836) November 12, 2020
George Strait Gives Thanks on Veteran’s Day
Strait is a U.S. veteran himself. Yesterday, he was honoring his fellow ‘brave men and women who have served our country’ on Veteran’s Day with a social media tribute.
Lifelong fans of country icon & legend George Strait know he himself is a U.S. Military Veteran. Serving in the United States Army from 1971 to 1975, Strait rose to the rank of Corporal before starting his music career.
As a result, Veteran’s Day is very important to the country star.
“Happy Veterans Day to all of the brave men and women who have served our country and gave the ultimate sacrifice,” Strait posts in his tribute across all social media platforms.
Happy Veterans Day to all of the brave men and women who have served our country and gave the ultimate sacrifice. 🇺🇲 pic.twitter.com/YhyYGMIXFs
— George Strait (@GeorgeStrait) November 11, 2020
As mentioned, George Strait Served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1975 and achieved the rank of Corporal. He spent his final two years of active duty in Hawaii at Schofield Barracks. He was part of the famed 25th Infantry Division, nicknamed “Tropic Lightning”.
While in the military, Strait would perform country music within the Army-sponsored band, Rambling Country. At the time, Strait would also perform with country group Santee while off-duty.
Strait was honorably discharged in 1975.
After this, Strait attended college at Texas State, which was then known as Southwest Texas State University.