George Strait has been entertaining fans around the world since his first single, "Unwound", hit radio airwaves in 1981. Over the last three decades Strait has racked up hit after hit, with over fifty of them going to #1 on the country charts. This has earned Strait the title of "King George".
Part of Strait's consistency on the music charts is probably due to his change of styles. Over the years, Strait has released everything from uptempo songs to ballads; always seeming to release the right type of song at just the right time to the listening audience.
In addition, though Strait's voice is usually very recognizable, often times a song will sound nothing like a "typical" George Strait tune. In other words, variety is Strait's key to success; he's like a music chameleon.
Strait's latest hit, "Drinkin' Man" is a ballad about the life of a man who's been drinking since his early teens. Though there are hints of the "George Strait" sound in the vocal delivery; the song also has a bit of a different sound and feel to it than Strait's usual offerings.
Written by Strait, his son, Bubba, and Dean Dillon, the tale is a haunting one, with a straightforward delivery. It tells of a man growing up drinking and the effects it's had on his life through the years. It's definitely another hit for Strait to notch on his belt.