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George Strait Shares His One Career Regret

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With 60 No. 1 singles — more than any other artist in history — and over 70 million albums sold, it may seem that George Strait has done everything right. But while the King of Country appreciates his success, he does wish he had done one thing differently.

“If I have one regret in my career — which has been great and it’s hard to come up with one — but, if I have one [it's] that I kind of quit writing for years,” Strait admits to CMT. “Because starting out, I loved to write and wrote a lot and then I just kind of got away from it.”

Strait wrote a few songs early in his career, including ‘I Can’t See Texas From Here,’ from his ‘Strait From the Heart’ album, before he left the the songwriting to other, more established writers for most of his legendary career.

“I found great songs from great writers in Nashville,” he explains. “But now I’m getting back into it more, so I’m enjoying that a lot.”

Strait has written or co-written 13 songs from his last three albums, ‘Twang,’ ‘Love is Everything’ and ‘Here For a Good Time,’ including his latest single, ‘I Believe.’

The Texan recently announced the dates and opening acts for the final leg of his farewell The Cowboy Rides Away tour. Lee Ann Womack, Jason Aldean, Martina McBride, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and several others will all take turns joining him for the trek, which kicks off Jan. 9 in Bossier City, La. See all of his upcoming shows here.

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