George Strait is one of the world’s most beloved country music singers. He’s got a career that spans three decades. He also happens to have the most #1 singles of any artist, period, including Elvis.
Take a walk down memory lane with some of Strait’s biggest hits with this YouTube video. It shows off some of his best songs as well as his career highlights — a must for any Strait fan.
Strait has sold nearly 69 million records in his lifetime. He’s also amassed 33 different platinum and multi-platinum records. That means he’s the third in all musical genres behind Elvis and The Beatles in terms of the most platinum RIAA certifications.
Perhaps one of Strait’s biggest hits was “Check Yes or No,” which had a distinct classroom music video. It was about asking a crush to disclose if they like you in a note.
Strait also did a rousing rendition of “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” which always seems to get the crowd going.
George Strait has a storied history in country music
George Strait was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame back in 20016. As a result, he also managed to stay his entire life on MCA Records Nashville, having never changed record labels.
Strait continues to be one of the biggest names in country music, and he’s still making music today. If you feel like celebrating his music, listen to Twang, his album that actually came out on the same date today in 2009.
If you’re unfamiliar with his music, right now is a great time to start learning. It’s never too late to study the greats, after all. You just may discover that you’re a huge George Strait fan after going through his catalog. That tends to happen when it comes to country legends. You’ll never know which song you resonate with the most.