George Strait Performs ‘Troubadour’ for Matthew McConaughey’s Texas Concert
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At a recent virtual benefit concert hosted by Matthew McConaughey, the King of Country George Strait resurfaced from his touring retirement to perform Troubadour. The We’re Texas event benefits those who were affected by the devastating winter storm last month and it featured cameos & performances from country musicians like Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Don Henley, Miranda Lambert, Gary Clark Jr., and more.
And as for George Strait, he enlisted the help of his Ace in the Hole Band. The stripped down and soulful version of Troubadour is nothing short of beautiful. Watch it at the 1:10:38 mark.
Matthew McConaughey introduced him by saying, “Up now is a Texan who, number one, sent me to go get my own cowboy hat. He really needs no introduction. He is a man who is a testimonial to the Texas gentleman.”
Troubadour was penned by Leslie Satcher and Monty Holmes. It was eventually certified gold by the RIAA.
Although it’s been years since Strait stopped retired from touring in 2014, he has remained active in the music scene. Aside from performing regularly in Las Vegas, he also played at festivals and stadium shows. In fact, he also released his thirtieth studio album in 2019 titled Honky Tonk Time Machine.