How the ‘King of Country’ became the King of Country music

Posted at 8:27 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 21:44:01-04
Country Artist George Strait who is considered the “King of Country” music. (Courtesy: Official George Strait Facebook page)


Coming up Sunday, country music artist George Strait, who is considered the “King of Country,” will take the stage for the 30th time in RodeoHouston’s history.

But before that concert happens, CNN affiliate KTRK in Houston takes a look back when George Strait took the stage in 1983.

KTRK reports that Strait wasn’t scheduled to perform that night. Another country singer (Eddie Rabbitt ) got sick and Strait received a phone call.

Jim Bloodworth, former chairman and president of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, told KTRK, “We didn’t have cell phones. Well, George wasn’t there, he was out looking for his dog. He lost his dog, about an hour later, he calls back and we said, ‘We’d like you to come to our show, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.’ He said, ‘What’s the date?’ We said, ‘Son, you don’t understand. We’re talking about tonight. We need you tonight.'”

Strait took the stage and the rest is history.



If you want to read more about that fateful night Strait performed, click here.