Listen to a playlist of 70 great George Strait hits to celebrate his milestone birthday; then, dig into the C&I archives for past interviews.
Here at C&I we feel a deep kinship with George Strait. Our readers are his listeners, and vice versa. We look forward every year to his Las Vegas concerts during Wrangler National Finals Rodeo — new shows for Dec. 2 and 3 have just been announced. We keep tabs on his involvement in the business of premium tequila. And, obviously, we listen to his four decades of music as much as humanly possible.
When we realized that May 18th will mark the King of Country's 70th birthday, it was time to hit play again and to celebrate him with a special Spotify playlist. While it'd be tough to pull together 70 stellar selections from most artists, the difficult part of doing it for Strait is actually limiting the playlist to 70 songs. Fire up our playlist below to hear highlights from every era of a legendary career:
Check out a few more Strait highlights from the C&I archives:
STRAIT TEQUILA TALK — A short 2021 chat with the country king about his hand-selected Código 1530 "Origen" edition.
STRAIT RETURNS TO HIS ROOTS — We were on the scene in 2016 when the artist played a very special intimate concert at Texas' Gruene Hall.