On Saturday afternoon, country icon George Strait went full-on cowboy in a new picture posted to his official Twitter account.
The legendary country singer shared a recent photo of himself leaning against a tree. He’s wearing blue jeans and a blue button-down collared shirt. Additionally, he completes the cowboy ensemble with two important accessories: a large belt buckle and black cowboy hat.
The musician seems to be in good spirits this weekend. In addition to the photo, Strait posted lyrics from one of his dozens of No. 1 country singles. He borrowed the lyrics from his early 2000 song “The Best Day” for his post.
“‘I’m the luckiest man alive. This is the best day of my life.’ #TheBestDay,” Strait captioned the Twitter photo.
“The Best Day” released as the first single off Strait’s Latest Greatest Straitest Hits compilation album from 20 years ago. The single spent 29 weeks on Billboard‘s country singles chart. Furthermore, the song reached No. 1, which made “The Best Day” Strait’s 36th Billboard No. 1 country hit.
According to Strait’s official website, the album also earned a rather unique honor. In fact, we can assume it’s one-of-a-kind.
“You may even call George a space cowboy. Col. Paul Lockhart, a pilot of the space shuttle Endeavor making his first space flight, took an autographed copy of the CD and a belt buckle of George’s with him into space,” the website recalls.
Strait Asks Fans to Donate on ‘Giving Tuesday’
As the nation continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, many industries are still struggling, including the live music industry. Road crews and other behind-the-scenes employees have been out of work for months with no firm return in sight.
Earlier this week, Strait called on fans to help out by supporting the music community through donations. On “Giving Tuesday,” the country star asked those that can to give back through ACM’s Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund.
“Join the Country Music community in support of the road crews, drivers, venue staff and more. Donate $1 today to keep LIVE music ALIVE in 2021,” Strait tweeted to his fans.
Strait called for his followers to donate just $1, or more if they can, to help those in need within the live music community. Likewise, fellow country star Chris Stapleton shared a similar message for the same charity. Hopefully, the two country singers helped spread the message and fans stepped up for a good cause this holiday season.