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He’s not only the King of Country, but one of the biggest cowboy heartthrobs to ever grace the genre. Singing one of his earliest hits, 29-year-old George Strait will leave you blushing in one of his most flirty performances ever.
Performing the song atop a boat back in 1981, the country crooner left fans weak in the knees with an alluring delivery of his hit country song, “Down and Out.” Donning a black cowboy hat matched with a dapper blue button up, Strait showed off his sultry vocals with his performance.
Since breaking out onto the country music scene in the early ’80s, Strait has accumulated 60 number one hits, shattering the record perviously held by Conway Twitty. The King of Country has been widely credited for bringing the genre back to its roots which were beginning to sway more in the pop direction prior to his arrival on the music scene.
“Down and Out” was the followup to his debut single by MCA Records, “Unwound.” The song is featured on his breakout album, Strait Country, and hit No.16 on the country charts.
You can watch his performance of “Down and Out” below.