Before we proceed to today's portion of the George Strait countdown - catch up with Nos. 20-16 and 15-11 - here are a few interesting tidbits about King George. It is "fact-finding Friday," after all.
Strait has been a spokesperson for Resistol hats, Justin boots, Wrangler jeans, Chevy trucks and Central/South Texas farm-and-ranch outfitter Tractor Supply Co... Bubba Strait, who co-wrote several songs on his dad's new album Here For a Good Time, competed in team roping at the 2006 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo shortly before George Sr. performed as the evening's entertainment... The lyrics "I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time" from Strait's most recent single, "Here for a Good Time," are also the catchphrase of ex-WWE wrestler and Sirius/XM Outlaw Country weekend DJ Hillbilly Jim.
"Here for a Good Time" is currently No. 9 on the Billboard country singles chart. Now, on with the countdown. Today we've got some of Strait's finest balladry, a lively if geographically misguided Cajun jam and his answer to the liberal sexual mores of the late '70s.