Watch Dapper George Strait Perform ‘All My Exes Live in Texas’ in 1990

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Is there a more iconic, light-hearted song with Texas in the chorus than George Strait’s smash hit, “All My Exes Live in Texas”? I would reckon not.

Recorded in 1986 and released in April 1987 on Strait’s Ocean Front Property album, the song was actually written by Sanger J. Shafer and Linda Shafer. However, it’s Strait’s performance of the list-style hit that drives the point home beautifully.

Strait’s voice does all of the leg-work in making this song a hit, and you can basically envision him sitting around his buddies, beer in hand, telling them just why he won’t be moving back to Texas anytime soon.

In terms of fun country songs, “All My Exes Live in Texas” pretty much tops any list you could put together and is a great advertisement for the excellent state of Texas. Even if George can’t live here anymore. However, he can still play the heck out of this song, so kick back, relax, and watch him below.

(As a side note, the song’s lyrics actually use the word “Ex’s” instead of “Exes”, but Exes is the plural of Ex, so if I didn’t correct it, my fourth grade teacher would be ashamed. You’re welcome, Mr. McClain.)