George Strait Reveals His One Career Regret

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George Strait (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

George Strait (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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He’s had sixty number one singles and over 70 million albums sold, so it’s a little hard to believe George Strait has had any regrets when it comes to the career choices he’s made, but he revealed he does have one.

“If I have one regret in my career — which has been great and it’s hard to come up with one — but, if I have one [it's] that I kind of quit writing for years,” admitted Strait to CMT. “Because starting out, I loved to write and wrote a lot and then I just kind of got away from it.”

Early into his career, Strait penned a few songs, such as “I Can’t See Texas From Here” but then he turned his songwriting over to more established writers.

“I found great songs from great writers in Nashville,” he explained. “But now I’m getting back into it more, so I’m enjoying that a lot.”

For Strait’s last three albums, he has written or co-written 13 songs, including “Twang,” “Love is Everything,” and “I Believe.”

And as he prepares to kick off the last part of his Cowboy Rides Away tour in 2014, Lee Ann Womack, Jason Aldean, Martina McBride, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert among others plan to join him for the remainder of his journey. To see where he is headed on tour, click here.


-Ashley Quadros, KNCI/Sacramento

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