George Strait Reliving His First CMA Win Is The Cutest Thing You’ll See All Day


Country music legend George Strait gets nostalgic about his first Country Music Association award for “Male Vocalist of the Year” back in 1985 on a CMA “Men of Honor” special. 

“Do I look nervous?” asks a young George Strait. “I really appreciate this very much…I’ll never forget this night as long as I live.”

And he didn’t. Over three decades since Strait first won his CMA, he met up with the Country Music Association to discuss what it felt like to win the award for the first time. 

“Well you know it’s always a surprise to win. I don’t care what you’re up for…I mean I never think I’m gonna win,” says the artist who has proven himself deserving of that win time and time again. “It was a surprise, especially back then to win [male vocalist]…That’s a pretty special award to win.”

“The King of Country,” now 64, holds the record for most No.1 albums, singles, gold albums, platinum albums, and multi-platinum albums in country music history. Strait is also third for most gold and platinum albums in the history of music behind Elvis Presley and The Beatles

The video later goes on to show Blake Shelton win the “Male Vocalist of the Year” for the first time 25 years after George won his. Shelton shares similar feelings of disbelief over the win as Strait but because he won the award so far into his career for the first time that he had thought his chance had passed. Of course time has proven since otherwise. 

You can watch the video below but be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!

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