George Strait Celebrates 16-Year Anniversary of ‘Somewhere Down in Texas’ Album With Special Post

by Samantha Whidden
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Happy anniversary, George Strait’s “Somewhere Down in Texas.” The country legend took to his Instagram to celebrate the album’s 16-year anniversary on Monday.

“You have to go somewhere down in Texas to enjoy today’s album anniversary!” George Strait writes in the post’s caption, which features the album’s cover. 

George Strait notably recorded the album in 2004. It was certified platinum and peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200. Singles on the hit album include “You’ll Be There.” and “She Let Herself Go.”

Strait Also Celebrates Two Year Anniversary of ‘George’s Honky Tonk Hangout’ Facebook Group 

George Strait’s celebratory post for “Somewhere Down in Texas” comes just days after the country singer announced the two-year anniversary of his “George’s Honky Tonk Hangout,” a Facebook group that’s dedicated to George’s music.

The Facebook group shares the same name as Strait’s latest album, “Honky Tonk Time Machine” and managed by his official page. The group is a place where fans can show their love for George, as well as stay up-to-date with the country singer’s music developments. It now has nearly 40,000 Strait fanatics. 

George celebrated the Facebook group’s anniversary by tweeting, “George’s Honky Tonk Hangout on Facebook turned two this week!”

George also recently announced its latest project, which was a five-song compilation to emergency responders. His Twitter account reads, “For those of you who carry the weight of the badge, George put together a complication of songs to celebrate and honor all of your hard work and sacrifice.”

Strait Prepares For 2021/2022 Tour 

George Strait is now prepping for his 2021 tour. The first show will be on August 13th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Other 2021 dates include Austin City Limits Music Festival (10/08/21-10/10/21) and the U.S. Bank Stadium (11/13/21).

Ticket for George’s 2022 concert-only performance at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo reportedly sold out within minutes. According to Click2Houston, around 53,000 of Strait’s fans took to the concert’s website and standard tickets were sold out in 10 minutes. 

Those who are not able to get George’s show tickets are reacting on Twitter. “So disappointed in how @axs handled the @GeorgeStrait ticket sale this morning. Between system glitches, freezes, and tickets being sold out from under you, there are a lot of angry people other than me,” one Twitter user writes. “I was not able to get tickets because the website sold the tickets I just checked out for. The same tickets that were on sale for $75 are bought and resold for $300+. And listed on sale on Axs website for sale by other vendors/third parties.

“I didn’t think King George would want to be affiliated with a company that is alright with almost scamming people for tickets to see him. DO BETTER!”

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