He holds just about every country record there is, with more than 40 no. His stripped-down arrangements left room for traditional calling cards like pedal steel and fiddle; yet, they were presented with such restraint, and accompanied by such a smooth, warm voice, that the effect was more timeless than retro. His music sounds like it might have been recorded in or yesterday — and garnered the exact same larger-than-life response. Instead, it almost fits in with the adult alternative sound of the early 00s, both with its loose, rock-ish production and non-narrative lyrics. Expansive and impressionistic, the song is about a mood — specifically, longing — more than a witty turn of phrase.
"I Hate Everything" (2004)
George Harvey Strait Sr. George Strait is known as the " King of Country "  and is considered one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time. Strait's success began when his first single " Unwound " was a hit in During the s, seven of his albums reached number one on the country charts. By , he broke Conway Twitty 's previous record for the most number-one hits on Billboard ' s Hot Country Songs chart when his 44 number one singles surpassed Twitty's Strait is also known for his touring career when he designed a degree configuration and introduced festival style tours. Strait has sold more than million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. George and his brother John Jr. Strait began his musical interest while attending Pearsall High School, where he played in a rock and roll garage band.
"Cold Beer Conversation"
George Strait 's songs have turned into more No. As the record holder for chart toppers across all genres, Strait has had such a huge number of No. The country icon has offered up many different styles over the decades, from traditional country to more contemporary fare, from love songs to darker material and everything in between, creating one of the greatest careers in the history of country music. It's like taking a walk back through your own life, with each one reminding you of a different place and time that was important to you. That's what has made Strait one of the most beloved artists of all time! The title song and second single from Strait's 29th studio album is a rumination on the nature of life and the passage of time, and songwriters Al Anderson, Ben Hayslip and Jimmy Yeary masterfully present those ideas in the form of a conversation between old friends. The love song comes in the middle of a three-year period that produced four of the songs on this list, however. It's difficult to call the late '90s Strait's "prime" because he never seemed to back away long enough to determine a peak. If you're not a parent, you may wonder how this song ended up on our list of the top George Strait songs. But fathers will especially appreciate this sweet tale about the advice a boy gets throughout his life.
Since releasing his first single, "Unwound," in , George Strait has become one of country music's most iconic artists. Over the course of his incredible career, he's racked up 60 No. He's started his own tequila brand, acted in and created the soundtrack for the fan favorite film Pure Country and become an influence for multiple generations of new country artists. It may be hard to believe, but "Amarillo By Morning," "Adalida" and "The Fireman" all fell short of earning the top spot on the country charts. Below, take a look back at Strait's 60 iconic songs that landed at No. Each has made a permanent mark on country music that is sure to stand the test of time. This single finds Strait unloading his frustrations about what he's facing in life to a wise bartender, who helps him put it all in perspective. The perfect song for healing heartbreak at the honky0tonk, "Here For a Good Time" was actually written by Strait himself, his longtime collaborator Dean Dillon and Strait's son, Bubba. This clever ballad from may seem like the story of two people finding each other at a bar, but is really about a couple giving their relationship a second chance.