George Harvey Strait is an American actor, country singer, songwriter, and producer, regarded as one of the greatest exponents of country music. George Harvey Strait Sr. was born May 18, 1952. He is known as a pioneer of the neotraditionalist country style and movement, cowboy look, and being one of the first and most prominent country artists to bring country music back to its roots and away from the pop country era in the 1980s.

He eloped with his high school sweetheart, Norma Voss. The couple initially married in Mexico on December 4, 1971. That same year, he enlisted in the United States Army as an infantryman. While stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii as a part of the 25th Infantry Division, Strait began performing with an Army-sponsored band, “Rambling Country”, which also played off-base under the name “Santee”.

During his college years, Strait joined the country band, Stoney Ridge, answering a flyer the band posted around campus looking for a new vocalist. Strait renamed the group the Ace in the Hole Band, and quickly became the lead; they began to perform at different honky-tonks and bars around the south and central Texas, traveling as far east as Huntsville and Houston. They gained a regional following and opened for national acts such as The Texas Playboys. Here We covered all George Strait Quotes, George strait love quotes, George strait song quotes, best George strait quotes, George strait quotes about life.

70 Best George Strait Quotes

1. “Live’s not the breathes you take, but the moments that take your breath away.”

2. “I’ve been blessed with the ability to sing, and that has taken me so many places I never would have gone otherwise.”

3. “Of all the songs I’ve recorded, ‘Amarillo by Morning’ always sticks out in my mind.”

4. “When I think about putting together an album, the process of listening to hundreds of songs each time and picking out the best 10 or so that will go on the record, it really sinks in as to just how many songs I’ve listened to all these years.”

5. “I didn’t want to be 40 or 50 years old and still playing clubs, I didn’t feel like I was making any progress, and I actually gave the band notice at one point. I began to have doubts about my abilities.”

6. “I just continue to look for different material, great material, as good as I can find, and try to go in there and do as good a job as I can do in making it a record. That’s all you can expect. That’s all that you can do.”

7.” I’m just not going to tour. I want to get across to everybody that I’m still going to make records and I may still do some events. It’s not the last time I’m onstage. It’s been a part of my life for too long to quit everything. I have done it since the ’80s, and I think it’s time now to maybe see if I can live without that part.”

8. “In the beginning, I wanted to be successful. I wanted to make and have hit records.”

9. “My son had toyed with the idea of writing and trying to write a little bit, so that kind of gave me the bug to write also.”

10. “I’d say three years ago we played in my hometown of San Antonio for 55,000 people at the Alamodome and walking out there with a crowd like that is just, you’re excited, you’re scared. There are just so many emotions going on. I still get nervous for things like that until after I sing about the first one or two songs, then I settle down.”

11. “I’m the luckiest man alive, this is the best day of my life.”

12. “I’m not here for a long time. I’m here for a short time”

13. “I’ve just tried for all of these years to find the best records, the best songs that I could find that fit me, and I’ve had great people to work with all these years.”

14. “I listen to Mark Chestnutt and think he’s a great singer – and he really does good material.”

15. “We work hard when we’re in the studio, but then when we take our breaks, we walk outside and look around.”

16. “I was a young troubadour when I rode in on a song. And, I’ll be an old troubadour when I’m gone.”

17. “I ain’t rich, but Lord I’m free. Amarillo by morning, Amarillo is where I’ll be.”

18. “Sinatra, in my opinion, is possibly the greatest male singer of all time.”

19. “I love to fish offshore for billfish, and have fished all over for them from the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico to the Texas gulf. I haven’t made it to Australia yet, but someday I’m going.”

20. “Cause I’m carryin’ your love with me From West Virginia down to Tennessee I’ll be movin’ with the good lord speed, carryin’ your love with me It’s my strength for holdin’ on Every minute that I have to be gone I’ll have everything I’ll ever need Carryin’ your love with me”

21. “I get asked sometimes ‘What’s the highlight of my career?’ because I’ve been doing it for so long, and I always have a hard time coming up with something, because so many good things have happened.”

22. “Even though I’ve been doing it for so long, I still feel fresh. Even when I walk out on stage, I still feel pretty much the same as I’ve always felt.”

23. “Life’s not the breath you take, but the moments that take your breath away.”

24. “I always enjoy it when I walk on stage. Sometimes, I was working so much in the ’80s, and I felt really burnt-out. But I’d be up there singing and not be 10,000 million miles away, you know, just opening my mouth and the words coming out.”

25. “I love to fish. You can go hours without anything happening, and suddenly, a big blue marlin comes into the spread and its cockpit chaos. My dream is to catch a grander, a 1,000 pounder.”

26. “The almighty dollar and the lust for world wide fame, slowly killed tradition, and for that someone should hang.”

27. “I’ve been fortunate.”

28. “I like people who are loyal to me, and I like to be loyal, too.”

29. “Life’s not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.”

30. “I can only say thank you and thanks also to all of the great songwriters who wrote those wonderful songs that became number ones.”

31. “In the beginning, I wanted to be successful. I wanted to make and have hit records. And I wanted everything that went along with it.”

32. “I’m always looking for great songs, and not being much of a songwriter, I depend on great songwriters to send them to me. I go through tons of stuff, and sometimes you just find material that kind of fits and becomes something special.”

33. “f you start out trying to achieve a specific thing – like doing stadium shows or going into the studio and doing an album – the end result is what counts.”

34. “On the Richter scale of love and romance, you’ve hit a twelve.”

35. “I think ‘Beyond the Blue Neon’ is the best I’ve ever done.”

36. “I don’t think my music’s as traditional as people make it out.”

37. “You know, traditional country music is something that’s going to be around forever.”

38. “I don’t mind traveling that much when I can go somewhere and stay there for a while, but touring is different. You rarely see anything. You get there early in the morning and you’re resting all day, and you go in and do a sound check, and you do the show, and then bam you’re gone.”

39. “Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it’s not my whole life… I like to be outdoors, I like to hunt, I like to fish, I like to play golf.”

40. “I remember that in ’81, country radio was pretty pop, and everybody wanted a crossover record – and all of a sudden it came back to traditional. Now it’s kind of swung the other way a little bit, but it always comes back.”

41. “You’ve got to keep the stage world and your real world separated or you’re headed for trouble.”

42. “I love the song ‘El Rey.’ And for years, I never knew what the song was totally about. It was something new for me. I’d never sang a song in Spanish before. Then I got the translation and saw what a really cool song it was.”

43. “I’m going to write, and after two years, when I’ve quit touring, if a special event comes up that I want to do, by all means I will do it, but as far as a structured tour goes, at the last date of 2014 goes, and that will be it for touring.”

44. “You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete. And as long as there is breath in me, I’ll make yours just as sweet.”

45. “You can lead a heart to love, but you can’t make it fall.”

46. “I’ve always thought that whether I’m writing or not, I’ve gotta pick the best songs, whether or not they’re mine. I’m not gonna sing them just because I wrote them. I’ve gotta find the best songs to make the best record I can.”

47. “This is the kind of problem you want to have! Country radio has been great to me my whole career. I can’t thank those folks enough.”

48. “Life is not the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away.”

49. “Life isn’t about the breathes you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.”

50. “Country music and just music in general really lost a great friend today,”

51. “I remember old Elvis when he forgot to remember to forget.”

52. “If it’s a good song and it fits me, that’s what I’m going to do, I’m not out there trying to change the world. I’m just out there trying to sing country music the best way I can.”

53. “I used to do a lot of interviews in the early ’80s, when my career started, but it came to a point when I decided I didn’t want to talk anymore, and people kind of understood that and left me alone.”

54. “You know, legends are people like Haggard and Jones and Wills and Sinatra. Those people are legends. I’m just a young buck out here trying to keep in that same circle with the rest of ’em.”

55. “I think that all my albums are different enough where I don’t feel like I did this the last time.”

56. “As we look into the future, it’s as far as we can see. So let’s make each tomorrow be the best that it can be.”

57. “You know, traditional country music is something that’s going to be around forever… I’m not worried about it.”

58. “She’s a devil, she’s an angel, she’s a woman, she’s a child. She’s a heartache when she leaves you, but she’ll leave you with a smile.”

59. “Baby fall into my kiss it should just happen like this… ….drink up this love….”

60. “I’m glad He had the never while staring into space, to give this universe a time and place.”

61. “I want to reach the point where people hear my name and immediately think of real country music.”

62. “Swing is my favorite kind of music.”

63. “You’re the only one and only my heart’s beating for I love you, need I say more”

64. “I loved making Pure Country. It was a great learning experience for me, seeing another part of the entertainment industry.”

65. “You don’t have to be a cheater to sing a cheatin’ song, that’s what I’m saying.”

66. “I spend most of hunting season at the ranch. We all love to hunt whitetails, and we have a pretty good supply in South Texas. I also love to hunt elk in Arizona, mule deer in Utah, and I’ve been to Canada to hunt caribou.”

67. “In all the world you’ll never find a love as true as mine.”

68. “It’s been a long hard ride. See you on the other side.”

69. “Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys are simply the best band that ever was.”

70.” I discovered in college that country music could be fun adding some swing to it.”

71. “I think the melody is the first time I hear in a song and if I like the melody, then I’ll pay closer attention to the lyrics.”

72. “If twang isn’t what I do, I don’t know what is.”

73. “I’m a country singer. I love all kinds of music, but country is where my loyalty lies. That’s just me and what I do, and I’m not going to change it.”

74. “I’ve always liked Frank Sinata and Big Band music.”

75. “I’ve had great fans, and they’ve been so loyal over the years.”


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