Today, George Strait wished all of his followers a Happy Thanksgiving via Twitter. He posted a charming photo along with the caption “Happy Thanksgiving Everyone” for all of his fans. The photo seemed to be from his younger years, but he wore the same cowboy hat and smile that he has worn for his entire career.
The photo shows off some of George Strait’s ageless charm that could have come from any point in his career. In fact, his entire career was somewhat built around the nostalgic aspect of his music. Unlike most popular country that bleeds in the common tropes of modern pop, George Strait’s Honky Tonk Cowboy style of country music resembles the classic country of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and Merle Haggard.
Musicians Give Thanks to George Strait
There are many reasons to be thankful for George Strait. Many consider him one of the most influential country artists of all time, he uses his influence to support the music industry and community. According to a tweet he posted on Monday, Strait will release a collection of limited edition signed art just in time for the holiday season. The art pieces come from coloring and shaping the sound waves of his hit song, “Amarillo by Morning.”
He also mentioned that the proceeds would go to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund aims to aid musicians in need. So many musicians– and also industry workers– have suffered greatly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Live music his been all but cancelled since March, which cuts the main source of income from musicians and industry workers alike. If there ever was a time musicians were in need, it would be now. The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund aims to provide the help that the music industry needs.