It's been one year since the passing of Kent Finlay, who left us on Texas Independence Day 2015. Finlay helped launch the careers for many, including Stevie Ray Vaughan and George Strait. He was a songwriting mentor to so many Texans, having co-written songs with Randy Rogers, William Clark Gre…
Today Texas turns a sprightly 180 years young. It was on March 2, 1836, with the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence, settlers in Mexican Texas officially broke ties with Mexico and formed the most bad ass state in the union.
The iconic George Strait is in the midst of a renaissance after the release of his most recent record Cold Beer Conversation and the announcement he will be taking the stage again next year at the Las Vegas Arena, prompting fans to show up in a big way.
It’s the song that started it all for George Strait. Believe it or not, it actually took a few tries before the King would nab his first No. 1 on the country charts. 59 others would follow during a 33-year (and counting) career. Do you remember which song hit the top of the charts first?