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YMMV: George Strait
  • Awesome Music: "Amarillo by Morning" is often cited as one of his best.
  • Covered Up:
    • "Amarillo by Morning" was originally recorded by Terry Stafford, who took it to #31 several years before Strait made it into his Signature Song.
    • "Famous Last Words of a Fool" and "Nobody in his Right Mind Would've Left Her" were originally minor chart hits for their co-writer, Dean Dillon.
    • Keith Whitley recorded "Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her" a year before Strait's version was released.
    • "Drinking Champagne" is a cover of Cal Smith.
    • "Today My World Slipped Away" was originally a Top Ten for Vern Gosdin.
    • "What Do You Say to That" was originally recorded by David Ball.
    • "Desperately" and "Wrapped" were originally recorded by Bruce Robison, and the latter had been recorded by several other artists before George covered it.
    • "The Seashores of Old Mexico" had been recorded by several artists, including Merle Haggard (who wrote it). Hank Snow also had a Top 10 hit with it in Canada in 1971.
    • "Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa" was originally recorded by Merle's son, Noel.
    • This also went the other way with "Oh Me, Oh My, Sweet Baby," which was a Top Five hit for Diamond Rio four years after Strait recorded it.
    • "Stars on the Water", written (and originally recorded) by Rodney Crowell, and made famous by Jimmy Buffett.
  • Misattributed Song: No, that's not him singing "A Little More Country Than That." That would be Easton Corbin.
  • Moment Of Awesome: Finally winning his first Grammy, for Best Country Album (Troubadour) in 2008.

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