George Strait Releases New Playlist Celebrating Upcoming 2020 CMA Awards

by Kayla Zadel
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George Strait’s gearing up for the 2020 CMA Awards in true country music fashion.

George Strait posted on his Instagram that he’s preparing a playlist to get in the mood for country music’s biggest night. You might ask, what’s on this playlist? Well, it’s full of George Strait classics of course.

We get a throwback photo of the King of Country winning a CMA award. Plus a caption that reads, “The 54th CMA Awards are less than [a] week away, and to celebrate, we put together a playlist of George’s CMA Classics. Click the link in bio to listen on @youtube.”

The list includes many of Strait’s most popular songs.

Taking a Look at George Strait’s Playlist

If you’ve ever wanted to know what George Strait might have on his playlist, well now’s your chance. The iconic county music singer’s sharing 25 of his biggest hits on a Youtube created playlist. Below are the top five songs that kick-off the soundtrack.

1. Troubadour

“Troubador” was the 86th chart single of Strait’s career. The song was nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Fun fact: Vince Gill sings background vocals on the single.

2. I Saw God Today

“I Saw God Today” became the country star’s 43rd number one hit on the “Billboard” Hot Country Songs chart. The song is about different ways you can see God in everyday life.

3. River of Love

This upbeat song uses a river as a metaphor for love. This single also topped the “Billboard” Hot Country Songs chart in 2008.

4. Honk if You Honky Tonk

“Honk if You Honky Tonk” has the perfect beat for two-stepping. This song’s about having a good time.

5. Give It Away

This twangy hit is Strait’s 41st No. 1 single on the “Billboard” Hot Country Songs chart, setting a new record for most No. 1 singles on that chart. This song, although it’s catchy tempo, is about a couple that’s breaking up and giving away their once shared belongings.

The playlist continues on with more classics from Strait, like “How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls,” “Carrying Your Love With Me,” and “Check Yes or No.”

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