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‘King George’ gets the royal treatment on San Antonio mural

Posted at 4:56 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 17:56:04-04

Iconic Texas singer George Strait is known as “King George” to his fans everywhere.

A San Antonio artist has taken that concept into high art form as he has painted a mural in San Antonio depicting Strait in all his regal glory.

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Had an awesome time painting on the home turf! Here’s south Texas native and country legend “King George”- N. St. Mary’s, San Antonio Texas 2019. Great group of people doing great thing in this one of a kind city. I’m so happy to be apart of @sanantoniostreetart! Big thanks to @gravelmouthgallery for putting together an awesome event #sanantonioart #realcountrymusic #texasart #matttumlinson #kinggeorge. @georgestrait @spratx

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Artist Matt Tumlinson has drawn the mural on the side of a building in the St. Mary’s Strip, just north of downtown San Antonio.

Texas Monthly reports the location is even more meaningful considering it’s only about 30 miles away from his birthplace in nearby Poteet.

And although most fans would recognize him in his familiar starched Wranglers and cowboy hat, Tomlinson added a kingly look by picturing Strait with a crown, scepter and cape.

It’s not Tumlinson’s first artistic rodeo — so to speak. He’s also pictured Willie Nelson as a saint on one of his murals and drawn Matthew McConaughey as his character from “Dazed and Confused.”

But the new picture of Strait pays homage to a certifiable Texas legend. And provides just another must-see attraction in San Antonio along with The Alamo, Sea World, the Spurs at the AT&T Center and Henry’s Puffy Tacos.