George Strait Posts Throwback ACM Awards Performance of ‘I Got a Car’

by Charles Craighill
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Seven years ago today, George Strait released the song “I Got a Car” in 2013. This was the third single off of the album Love is Everything. To commemorate that release, Strait shared a 50-second video clip from his performance at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards.

The country music legend stays busy even in his retirement from live performances. He released an album last year and continues to produce music. He even managed to win the ACM award for Top Country Tour despite his retirement from touring back in 2012. This just speaks to how beloved he is among country music fans.

George Strait recorded “I Got a Car” in 2013, but it was originally written by Tom Douglas and Keith Gattis. The song was well received with a decent review from Taste of Country. Strait’s son, Bubba, pitched him the song. The album Love is Everything landed well amongst the country world, too. Billboard said, “it definitely ranks as Strait’s best album since 2008’s Troubadour.”

George Strait Music Career

George Strait began his successful music career with his 1981 hit single, “Unwound.” Throughout the ’80s, seven of his albums reached the top of the country music charts. After the release of his 2008 album, Troubadour, George Strait won the artist of the decade by the Academy of Country Music. The Academy later inducted him into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Strait became famous for his neo-traditional country style, which brought country music back to its roots. Considered the “King of Country Music,” Straight has been a constant favorite over his 40-year career. Even at 68-years-old, he still releases new music constantly. His most recent album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, was released in 2019. This album continues Strait’s return to the country music roots that diverge from new-age pop.

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