It was announced a few days ago that George Strait will retire from touring and embark on a farewell tour the next few years called "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour".  With that announcement I decided to feature him in this weeks edition of Flashback Friday. We go back to 1991 for one of his 59 #1 hits "If I Know Me".

From his 1991 Album "Chill Of An Early Fall", "If I know Me" was released in March of that year and would do what most George Strait songs have done and that is go straight up to #1 on the Charts. This was also one of the few songs in George's very long career that was accompanied by a video. I assume George just liked to let the music speak for itself.

It's sad to hear that George is retiring from the road, but I am glad to say that I have seen him in concert the 2 times that he made it to the Times Union Center. He's not jumping all around the stage, not over theatrical. He just stands there with his guitar and sings. He's George Freakin' Strait, that's all he has to do. I hope that his final tour does make a stop up here in Albany, because I know for a fact there are many George Strait fans up here! I am certainly one of them!