80+ Best George Strait Quotes: Exclusive Selection

George Harvey Strait Sr. is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer. George Strait is known as the “King of Country” and is considered one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time. Profoundly inspirational George Strait quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous George Strait Quotes

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

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. – George Strait

Life’s not 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. – 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. – George Strait

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

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

Sinatra, in my opinion, is possibly the greatest male singer of all time. – George Strait

I like the part where you walk up on the stage and you’re up there for the show. I like that part. – George Strait

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. – George Strait

I listen to Mark Chestnutt and think he’s a great singer – and he really does good material. – George Strait

I don’t think my music’s as traditional as people make it out. – George Strait

Swing is my favorite kind of music. – George Strait

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. – George Strait

I always enjoy it when I walk on stage. There were sometimes when 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. – George Strait

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. – George Strait

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

I think ‘Beyond the Blue Neon’ is the best I’ve ever done. – George Strait

All my ex’s live in Texas, And Texas is the place I’d dearly love to be, but all my ex’s live in Texas, Therefore I reside in Tennessee – George Strait

I need someone like me. – 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. – George Strait

I’m the luckiest man alive, this is the best day of my life. – George Strait

Do you love me, do you wanna be my friend? – George Strait

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. – 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. – George Strait

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. – George Strait

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

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

I’m glad He had the never while staring into space, to give this universe a time and place. – George Strait

The almighty dollar and the lust for worldwide fame, slowly killed tradition, and for that someone should hang. – George Strait

I loved making Pure Country. It was a great learning experience for me, seeing another part of the entertainment industry. – George Strait

On the Richter scale of love and romance, you’ve hit a twelve. – George Strait

Let me tell you a secret about a father’s love,/A secret that my daddy said was just between us.”/He said, “Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then./It’s a love without end, amen, it’s a love without end, amen. – George Strait

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. – George Strait

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

I remember old Elvis when he forgot to remember to forget. – George Strait

You’ve got to keep the stage world and your real world separated or you’re headed for trouble. – George Strait

I discovered in college that country music could be fun adding some swing to it. – George Strait

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

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. – George Strait

I should have checked the price tag before I gave them my last name. – George Strait

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. – George Strait

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. – George Strait

From here on after let’s stay the way we are right now. And share all the love and laughter that a lifetime will allow. – George Strait

You can lead a heart to love, but you can’t make it fall. – George Strait

In all the world you’ll never find a love as true as mine. – George Strait

I’m not the hero who will always save the day, don’t always wear a white hat, don’t always know the way. I may not even be the dream you wanted to come true, but I’ll always be the man in love with you. – George Strait

I ain’t rich, but Lord I’m free. Amarillo by morning, Amarillo is where I’ll be. – George Strait

You’re the only one and only My heart’s beating for I love you, need I say more – 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. – George Strait

I was a young troubadour when I rode in on a song. And, I’ll be an old troubadour when I’m gone. – George Strait

I got ex’s all across the country and I owe everybody in town. I got bill collectors a callin’ me up, and lawyers trying to track me down. – George Strait

I’m not here for a long time. I’m here for a short time – George Strait

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

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

My weakness for beautiful women is my most expensive vice, I still believe in matrimony, but I can’t afford another try. – George Strait

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

All my Ex’s live in Texas, and that’s why I hang my hat in Tennessee. – George Strait

I’m a religious person. I honestly believe we will see each other in heaven someday. – George Strait

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 – 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. – 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’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 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. – George Strait

We work hard when we’re in the studio, but then when we take our breaks, we walk outside and look around. – George Strait

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. – George Strait

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. – George Strait

Always singing for the great state, for sure, … But, you know, you don’t want to do a song just because it’s got Texas in it. Sometimes that can get a little hokey. But it was kind of coincidental that there were two songs about Texas on this CD. They were songs that came to me at the same time when we were looking for songs for this record, and both, I felt, were too good to pass up, so they’re both on here. – George Strait

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

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. – George Strait

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, that will be it for touring. – George Strait

I love to fish. You can go hours without anything happening, and all of a sudden a big blue marlin comes into the spread and it’s cockpit chaos. My dream is to catch a grander, a 1,000 pounder. – 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

If twang isn’t what I do, I don’t know what is. – 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

If 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. – George Strait

Country music and just music in general really lost a great friend today, – George Strait

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. – George Strait