It is hard to believe that the George Strait Pure Country movie hit theaters 30 years ago. Country star George Strait made his acting debut playing “Dusty” in the film “Pure Country” that was released in 1992. Despite George Strait’s popularity in the country music world, Pure Country only grossed just over $15 million at the box office. However, the soundtrack album from the movie became the best-selling album of George Strait’s career. “Pure Country” made its Nashville premiere on October 20, 1992 and was attended by Garth Brooks, Joe Diffie and Randy Travis, plus the movie’s star, George Strait.
Watch the music video for Heartland from “Pure Country” and see George’s PSA announcement for the movie below.
George Strait Pure Country: Heartland Music Video
George Strait Pure Country: Don’t Talk PSA for the 25th Anniversary of the Movie
In order to mark the 25th anniversary of ‘Pure Country back in 2017,’ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema hosted interactive movie parties at some of its nationwide locations. As a friendly etiquette reminder, country music legend George Strait himself filmed a PSA-like video to remind audience members to refrain from talking and texting during the movie.
In the clip, Strait introduces himself— while standing next to a wooden Codigo tequila box and a Vegas promotional poster— and welcomes guests to Alamo Drafthouse. His comments are soon interrupted when his cellphone starts ringing. The star looks sheepish as he silences his cell, stating to the camera, “Sorry about that. Hey, don’t be that guy.”
The video then displays the text overlay: “You talk. You text. You disappoint George Strait. Don’t be that guy.”
Enjoy the entertaining spot below!
George Strait’s Pure Country PSA Video
Besides ‘Pure Country’ being shown in select theaters, the movie’s multi-platinum soundtrack also titled Pure Country will be released on vinyl this 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)
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