On May 18th, 1952, in the tiny town of Poteet, Texas, a future king was born. George Strait, one of the most celebrated recording artists of all time, has released 28 studio albums with one theme tied throughout: pure country. He has sold more than 69 million LPs, charted 60 Number One hits and won 23 CMA awards. And though the 63-year-old entertainer has now retired from touring, he’s still making music — he has at least five more albums coming, per his MCA Records deal, and in April released a new single, “Let It Go.” To celebrate the undisputed King of Country Music’s birthday, we asked Rolling Stone Country readers to vote on their favorite songs from his unparalleled catalog. Here are your top 10 picks.
[This list was originally published in 2015.]