Everyone knows that George Strait is the King of Country, he might also be the King of Throwback Pictures. He took to Instagram once again. Ahead of the long, Labor Day Weekend Strait posted a photo to get fans ready to take on the weekend. There isn’t a moment you will catch him without a cowboy hat on and this photo is no different.
With all those classic throwback hits and songs, Strait knows what fans need heading into Labor Day. There is just so much nostalgia in his songs and this weekend is a great time to reminisce about the past and listen to some great tunes. With just a simple caption, “Hats off to Labor Day weekend,” the country music legend gave fans a wonderful pic and message as Friday turns to Saturday.
The photo is great and shows Strait performing on stage with fans throwing their hats up to him. It looks almost like a George Strait look-a-like contest if you just look at the hats. However, it also looks like a great time.
This isn’t the only time that George Strait has shared some old photos with fans on social media. In fact, it has become a large part of his online persona. Recently, Strait shared a clip of a classic performance. On stage with Vince Gill, the two performed Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind. Just one of the quintessential songs from his long and illustrious career.
George Strait Honors Charley Pride
Recently, the best in country music came together to honor the late, great Charley Pride. As one of the most influential and important figures in country music, Pride was adored by millions of fans as well as his many peers in the industry. Multiple artists paid tribute as part of a CMT Giants series dedicated to the late singer. George Strait was one of those artists.
Strait performed one of Pride’s many hits. Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone, is a song about a lonely traveler making his way. Much like many other country songs, but at a level, not many others ever approached. The opening lyrics to the song sets the mood, immediately. Wet, cold, and lonesome.
Rain drippin’ off the brim of my hat/It sure is cold today/And here I am walkin’ down 66/Wish she hadn’t done me that way.
There is a feeling that goes down the spine as those lyrics come out. With a lonely steel guitar in the back, George Strait absolutely rocked the song. Charley Pride would have been proud to watch these performances and Strait’s was one of the best. There is no doubt that Pride is missed and will be missed for quite some time.