Taken from George Strait’s set at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, CO on June 24 2023
Start Time: 8:10pm
George Strait is known as ‘The King Of Country‘ for a reason.
Not only can the Texas icon boast sixty No. 1 singles in his armoury, but Strait also knows how to put on a spectacular, unforgettable live show. The charming troubadour infuses his sets with a captivating combination of sing-a-long anthems and affectingly personal moments, such as when he delivers his tear-jerking send-off to the crowd, ‘I'll Always Remember You’ and the introspective ‘I Saw God Today’.
Of course, Strait leaves plenty of room for his most recognisable anthems, from the swaggering, tongue-in-cheek ‘All My Ex's Live in Texas’ and ‘Ocean Front Property’, to irresistible ballads such as ‘Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her’ and ‘I Can Still Make Cheyenne’.
Despite possessing one of the most coveted back catalogues in country music history, George Strait is not afraid to try his hand at a few crowd-pleasing covers during his live shows. In 2023, The King has been performing tracks such as Willie and Merle's ‘Pancho & Lefty’, Johnny's ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ and Waylon's ‘Waymore's Blues’.
Other fan-favourite offerings that have been making their way into George Strait's 2023 setlist include ‘The Chair’, ‘Check Yes Or No’, ‘Give It Away’ and the unabashedly jaunty yet heartbroken hit that launched his career back in 1981, ‘Unwound’.
In addition, the country titan continues to serenade fans with an array of newer material, such as ‘Codigo’ (named after Strait's brand of Tequila), ‘The Weight of the Badge’ and ‘Every Little Honky Tonk Bar’.
With a series of blockbuster stadium shows lined up throughout 2023, featuring appearances from Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town, fans will have ample opportunity to see The King remind everyone why he still sits on the country music throne.
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