* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Amarillo by Morning" is often cited as one of his best.
** "Amarillo by Morning" was originally recorded by Terry Stafford, who took it to #31 several years before Strait made it into his SignatureSong.
** "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.
** "I Just Want to Dance with You" is a cover of Daniel O'Donnell, but co-writer John Prine cut it first.
** "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 Music/MerleHaggard (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 5 hit for Music/DiamondRio four years after Strait recorded it.
** "Stars on the Water", written (and originally recorded) by Rodney Crowell, and made famous by ''Music/JimmyBuffett''.
** "Trains Make Me Lonesome", written and originally recorded by its writers Paul Overstreet and Thom Schuyler (as two-thirds of S-K-O), and then covered by Merle Haggard's son Marty before George Strait did his version.
* HeReallyCanAct: While ''Film/PureCountry'' was largely met with negative reviews, most critics noted that Strait was at least a convincing leading man in it.
* MisattributedSong: No, that's not him singing "A Little More Country Than That." That would be Easton Corbin.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: ''Finally'' winning his first Grammy, for Best Country Album (''Troubadour'') in 2008.