In order to mark the 25th anniversary of ‘Pure Country,’ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has been hosting 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!
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)
The icon is also set to perform two special shows at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on September 1st and 2nd. We certainly hope Strait treats his audience to selections from the album and shares insights related to his only leading movie role and the creation of the film’s soundtrack.
Be sure to share King George’s smile-inducing PSA with others!