🔒 POLL: What’s your favorite George Strait song?

We tip our hat to the undisputed King of Country

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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will return on Feb. 28 for its 90th anniversary with three weeks worth of entertainment.

The event, which runs through March 20, will feature a diverse lineup. Nine performers will take their first spin around the rotating stage inside NRG Stadium, including Ricky Martin and rock band Journey. Several fan-favorites will also make a return. Among them, the indefatigable George Strait, who will close out the event’s 90th year.

This will mark the Texas native’s 31st RodeoHouston performance. He made his debut, quite by chance, 39 years ago. When country music star Eddie Rabbitt was unable to perform due to an illness, RodeoHouston organizers scrambled to fill the gap in their lineup. Several names were tossed around. Among them, a promising up-and-comer. During his impromptu rodeo debut, Strait stole the show when he rode around the Astrodome arena on a horse, waving his hat and shaking hands with the audience.

Strait has been part of the rodeo through several of its milestone celebrations. He was the last rodeo entertainer at the Astrodome, where he set the all-time attendance record. He was the first rodeo performer to appear in NRG Stadium, and his 2019 performance currently holds the venue’s all-time attendance record.

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In anticipation of Strait’s imminent return to the rodeo, we’re polling our Insiders to determine their favorite songs from his massive catalog. He’s released 30 studio albums, three live albums, and 11 compilation albums and has more No. 1 hits than any other performer in history.

Once the poll closes, we will assemble a list of the songs that amassed the most votes. Below, we listed 36 of Strait’s most popular songs, from honky-tonk hits and barroom bangers to breakup ballads and western weepers. Don’t see your favorite song listed? Share it with us in the comment section.

Since retiring from touring in 2014, Strait has only played a handful of shows. Individual tickets for Strait’s RodeoHouston performance are on sale here.


About the Author:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team in 2019. When she’s not hard at work in the KPRC 2 newsroom, you can find Bri drinking away her hard earned wages at JuiceLand, running around Hermann Park, listening to crime podcasts or ransacking the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble.