The Ultimate George Strait Texas Road Trip Playlist

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When you think about touring parts of your favorite state (Texas, duh!) your memories often lean toward laughter, great food, quirky moments, and, last but not least, music. Memories tied to music can be some of the more powerful, invoking thoughts of great times, emotions, and magic moments all had to the soundtrack of your favorite music. That being said, if you want to plan the ultimate Texas road trip playlist, you need to have the ultimate Texas troubadour as your lead singer. Here is the ultimate George Strait Texas Road Trip playlist to get you into the groove!

1. Brothers of the Highway

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Released on the “Troubadour” album in 2008, “Brothers of the Highway” is a completely upbeat driving song focused on those who tour the highways behind the wheel of a big rig. How this could not be on the ultimate George Strait Texas road trip playlist is beyond us!

2. Cowboys Like Us

George Strait in 2013

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Starting out with the lyrics, “I take off time to time with those crazy friends of mine. Head out on steel horses with wheels and we ride. We burn up that road…” the song “Cowboys Like Us” was made for a Texas road trip. Released on the “Honkytonkville” album in 2003, you need to add this to your ultimate George Strait playlist for jamming-on down the highway.

3. Amarillo by Morning

George Strait in 2014

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“Amarillo by Morning” was one of the first songs that secured George Strait a place in our hearts. Released on his “Strait From the Heart” album in the early ‘80s, it began an almost five-decade run of career hits now. If you don’t know the lyrics or the tune as a Texan, we’d have to question your true ardor for the man. Truly, this should be on your ultimate Texas road trip playlist. It speaks of a rodeo man making his treks for the very thing that he loves, and that’s exactly what you’re setting out to do when you plan to tour the Lone Star State.

4. The Seashores of Old Mexico

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Released as the final single from his 2005 album entitled “Somewhere Down in Texas,” the song “The Seashores of Old Mexico” actually describes the escape of a young man running from the law. Leaving Texas isn’t something we’d generally promote, but due to the fact that George Strait is singing about it, and that it’s from an album that bears the name of the great state of Texas, we can overlook it in this case. This is just simply a fantastic song. It speaks of getting away and leaving everything behind, which is often synonymous with road trips.

5. The Cowboy Rides Away

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Released as the second single from his ’85 album “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind,” the song “The Cowboy Rides Away” would make a great addition to the ultimate George Strait Texas road trip playlist. Using it to wrap up his wildly popular final touring program, his fans embraced everything about the song, his career, and the experience of having him to cheer for as a Texas artist. Including this on your road trip playlist can either speak to your good taste, your style of music, or simply your desire to have nothing but the best on your tour of Texas!