At the Academy of Country Music Last Rodeo, George Strait was called out to perform and was asked what music he listens to, and he replied “No one else but Brooks and Dunn.” With great respect and admiration to Brooks and Dunn, George Strait sang the band’s hit music “Boot Scootin’ Boogie, ” and the crowd went wild.
George Harvey Strait is an American Country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer. Strait is known as the “King of Country” and is considered as one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time.
His success began when his first single “Unwound” became a hit in 1981. During the 80’s, his albums reached number one on the country charts. In the 2000s, He was named Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music. Strait was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame and won his first Grammy award for the album Troubadour. He was named Country Music Association – Entertainer of the Year in 1989, 1990 and 2013, and Academy of Country Music – Entertainer of the Year in 1990 and 2014. George Strait has been nominated for more CMA and ACM awards and has won more in both categories than any other artist.
“Boot Scootin’ Boogie” is the fourth single by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. Its success was quoted as having started a renewed interest in line dancing throughout the United States. The song was also their first crossover hit as it reached #50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. A dance mix of “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” can be found on Brooks & Dunn’s 1993 album Hard Workin’ Man.
When George Strait started to sing, the crowd began to loosen up and feel the ambiance brought by the song. Boot Scootin’ Boogie can be referred to as the party-anthem of country music. Having an upbeat sound and good vibrations, it is sure to brighten up the mood of the people. Be sure to add “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” to your playlist for your next party.
In summary, what is the best thing for you to do to give respect to your idols? The answer is to sing their songs and let the crowd go wild.