16 Years Ago: George Strait Hits #1 With “I Saw God Today”

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This heavenly moment with the King of Country shows his deep connection to God and leaves the audience weeping from emotion.

NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 24: George Strait performs onstage during Skyville Live Presents a Tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis on August 24, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Skyville)

One of his seemingly endless number-one hits, George Strait’s 2008 release of “I Saw God Today” became an instant classic from the moment it hit the radio waves and stole the hearts of listeners all over the world.

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The powerful and inspiring song became Strait’s 56th number-one hit and succeeded a record previously set by fellow country legend, Conway Twitty. In addition to iconic chart progress, this song also earned Single of The Year at the CMA Awards and was nominated for a Dove Award for Country Recorded Song of the Year.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Singer-songwriter George Strait attends MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Tom Petty at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 10, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

Critics praised Strait’s dazzling vocals on the song, and fans snapped up copies of the single and the album like wildfire. This is yet another shining example of why he’s continually heralded as the ‘King of Country” and continues to sell out shows in a matter of minutes.

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During this performance for the world and his peers on his birthday, you can hear the emotion through his voice and see his eyes well up singing about the Lord in a performance that will surely bring you to your knees!

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Watch this heavenly live performance below.

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