George Strait Has Big Plans to Mark 25th Anniversary of ‘Pure Country’

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Remember country star George Strait's 1992 film 'Pure Country?' Believe it or not, it turns 25-years-old this year!

Country music icon George Strait has something big in the works to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film ‘Pure Country,’ his first and only starring movie role. The movie’s multi-platinum soundtrack also titled Pure Country will be released on vinyl and is set to drop on September 15th— 25 years to the day that it hit store shelves back in 1989. The tracks “I Cross My Heart” and “Heartland” went on to become No. 1 hits for the star. The record also remains the Texan’s highest-selling single album, certified six-times platinum by the RIAA.

Pure Country Track Listing

“Heartland” (Steve Dorff, John Bettis) – 2:16
“Baby Your Baby” (Phil Thomas, Hal Newman) – 2:42
“I Cross My Heart” (Dorff, Eric Kaz) – 3:30
“When Did You Stop Loving Me” (Donny Kees, Monty Holmes) – 2:48
“She Lays It All on the Line” (Clay Blaker) – 2:30
“Overnight Male” (Richard Fagan, Kim Williams, Ron Harbin) – 2:36
“Last in Love” (J. D. Souther, Glenn Frey) – 3:35
“Thoughts of a Fool” (Mel Tillis, Wayne P. Walker) – 2:12
“The King of Broken Hearts” (Jim Lauderdale) – 3:08
“Where the Sidewalk Ends” (Lauderdale, John Leventhal) – 3:08
“Heartland (Main Title Sequence)” (Dorff, Bettis) – 2:42
featuring George Strait, Jr. (Aka. Bubba Strait)

In addition to the vinyl release, Strait will also perform two special shows at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on September 1st and 2nd. A limited amount of tickets for the two shows are still available for purchase here. We certainly hope Strait treats his audience to selections from the album and shares insights related to his movie role and the creation of the film’s soundtrack.

To celebrate ‘Pure Country,’ enjoy George (aka Wyatt “Dusty” Chandler) performing “Heartland” in the official music video below!

“Heartland” Lyrics

When you hear twin fiddles and a steel guitar
You’re listenin’ to the sound of the American heart
And opry music on a Saturday night
Brings a smile to your face and a tear to your eye

Sing a song about the Heartland
The only place I feel at home
Sing about the way a good man
Works until the daylight’s gone
Sing the rain on the roof on a summer night
Where they still know wrong from right
Sing a song about the Heartland
Sing a song about my life

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