In this rare, 1982 interview, a young George Strait discusses serving in the military, and his overflowing passion for singing and performing. At 30-years-old, George already had five consecutive number one songs, and he was rising to fame fast.
Fans interviewed in the clip couldn’t help but notice his undeniable charm as a country artist newcomer, “Well he sings pretty songs, and he’s good lookin’ too, that’s what it is.“
George Strait humbly noted about how he turned his dream into a successful career for himself:
“I was in the service and I just, for some reason, got it in me that I could sing. I thought that I could possibly make a career out of singing, so I went and bought a guitar,” Strait said. “I was in the Army at the time and I was stationed in Hawaii. I went and bought a guitar and I started learning songs. I learned enough where I could get a band together. And, I did that, and the last year I was in the service that’s what I did for the Army. I sang country music.”
The clip shows hundreds of fans swooning over George Strait as he takes the stage and sings “Honky Tonk Crazy” live in concert. The rare interview captures a young, bright-eyed George Strait, performing, singing, and talking about his future goals, all the while, following his dreams.
We’re lucky George Strait decided to pursue his passions and become the King Of Country we’ve grown so fond of. Check out the uncovered interview below, and see for yourself one of George Strait’s earliest interviews.
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