George Strait Gets Texas-Sized Mural That’s Fit For A King
Twitter/San Antonio Informer, Lauren Hanson
The King is Back, baby! And now, he’s bigger than ever! (But, they say everything is bigger in Texas.)
George Strait himself already is known for being a “king-sized” leader in country music and has amassed an incredible amount of No. 1 hits and chart-topping albums in his more than 40 years on the charts.
True to that form, he recently dropped his first album in several years, Honky Tonk Time Machine, and has already had people raving about the songs all across social media. The album was truly a family affair, with songs co-written by his son Bubba, and one song featured his grandson Harvey on vocals.
In his home state of Texas, George Strait is much more than an icon – he’s a hero! Truly, Texas loves George so much that they’ve gone and done something that nobody has ever seen before – all to honor the man known worldwide as “The King” of Country Music.
Reported by News 4 San Antonio, a wild new art project popped up on a brick wall along the St. Mary’s Strip in San Antonio recently thanks to a local artist.
The painter, Matt Tumlinson, took a literal meaning to George Strait’s nickname and depicted him in the way nobody else had ever done.
“Had an awesome time painting on the home turf!” he wrote on Instagram. “Here’s South Texas native and country legend ‘King George’.”
The mural was painted as part of a local event by the San Antonio Street Art Initiative and hopefully helps achieve their goal of “establishing a city where street art is abundant and accessible for all residents and visitors to enjoy.”
With the rising popularity of this mural on social media, we think that there will be a lot more visitors to come and enjoy “King George” than they expected!
Check out the full mural in several photos and watch George Strait’s latest music video featuring his stunning wife Norma below!