The Hit Song That George Strait Passed On

George Strait has had more hits than misses in his recording career. But there was one song that he was pitched that he just didn’t get…

By Patrick Knight on February 21, 2017

George Strait has had more hits than misses in his recording career. But there was one song that he was pitched that he just didn’t get.

During a Facebook Live chat before a recent performance in Las Vegas, he said that “Tennessee Whiskey” was pitched to him in the ’80s by his friend and frequent co-writer¬†Dean Dillon…..but he passed on the song!

“It was a record for — George Jones cut it. A lot of people cut that record. And Chris Stapleton just nailed it.”

Here is Stapleton’s version…

David Allan Coe also cut the song, and Meghan Linsey sang “Tennessee Whiskey” in the semi-finals on The Voice in 2015.

 

(Photo credit: Larry McCormack/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK)

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