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61 Famous Quotes By George Strait, The Man Who Rules The Hearts And Charts

Famous As: One of the Most Influential and Popular Recording Artists of All Time
Born On: May 18, 1952
Born In: Poteet, Texas, United States
Age: 72 Years
George Harvey Strait is an American actor, country singer, songwriter and producer, regarded as one of the greatest exponents of country music. He has earned the epithet ‘King of Country’ for his mastery of the craft. In a career spanning approximately four decades, Strait has produced some of the best country music songs. His popularity as a country music legend has also made him one of the most popular live performers. Other than his career as a singer, Strait is a keen golfer, fishing enthusiast and skier. However, Strait is not as outspoken as many of his contemporaries and likes to keep his deepest beliefs under wraps. We have tried to unearth quotes and words of wisdom that have come from the renowned artist through his writings, songs, interviews, work and life. Take a look at the collection of some of George Strait’s most profound quotes and thoughts which are sure to strike the right chord.
Life is not the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away.

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

George Strait
Life is not breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

Life is not breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

George Strait
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.

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.

George Strait
I've had great fans, and they've been so loyal over the years.

I've had great fans, and they've been so loyal over the years.

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

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

George Strait
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.

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.

George Strait
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.

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.

George Strait
You don't have to be a cheater to sing a cheatin' song, that's what I'm saying.

You don't have to be a cheater to sing a cheatin' song, that's what I'm saying.

George Strait

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.

George Strait
I want to reach the point where people hear my name and immediately think of real country music.

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

George Strait
It's been a long hard ride. See you on the other side

It's been a long hard ride. See you on the other side

George Strait
Life's not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

Life's not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

George Strait
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.

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.

George Strait
I like people who are loyal to me, and I like to be loyal, too.

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

George Strait
You know, traditional country music is something that's going to be around forever.

You know, traditional country music is something that's going to be around forever.

George Strait

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.

George Strait
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.

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.

George Strait

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.

George Strait

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 sung a song in Spanish before. Then I got the translation and saw what a really cool song it was.

George Strait
I've always liked Frank Sinata and Big Band music.

I've always liked Frank Sinata and Big Band music.

George Strait
Life's not the breath you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

Life's not the breath you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

George Strait
Baby fall into my kiss
It should just happen like this...
....drink up this love....

Baby fall into my kiss It should just happen like this... ....drink up this love....

George Strait

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.

George Strait
I think that all my albums are different enough where I don't feel like I did this the last time.

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

George Strait
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.

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.

George Strait
Of all the songs I've recorded, 'Amarillo By Morning' always sticks out in my mind.

Of all the songs I've recorded, 'Amarillo By Morning' always sticks out in my mind.

George Strait
Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it's not my whole life.

Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it's not my whole life.

George Strait
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys are simply the best band that ever was.

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

George Strait
Life isn't about the breathes you take, it's the moments that take your breathe away.

Life isn't about the breathes you take, it's the moments that take your breathe away.

George Strait

I'm just not going to tour. One point I want to get across to everybody is 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.

George Strait