Why George Strait’s First Win At The CMT Music Awards Was “Really Special” For Him

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On Monday night (April 11), George Strait won the CMT Performance of the Year award at the 2022 CMT Music Awards. He won the award for his performance of Charley Pride‘s “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone” during the CMT Giants special in Pride’s honor.

This award win was HUGE for Strait, since it was his first time ever winning a CMT Music Award.

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Strait couldn’t attend the ceremony in person, so he filmed an acceptance speech that played during the broadcast. He thanked the fans who voted for him to win the award, saying:

Wow, I can’t believe I won. I’m sorry I’m not there tonight, but I wanna say thank you to all the fans who voted for me. I really appreciate that.”

This win was extra special for Strait, and not just because it was his first at the CMT Music Awards. As he explained:

This was really special for me because it was a tribute song to the late Charley Pride, my friend. And I want to say ‘hi’ to Charley’s family out there. Thank you very much.”

Watch Strait’s acceptance speech below.

We’re so happy for Strait following his big win at the CMT Music Awards. Check out the video below to watch his award-winning performance of “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone.”

Pride would be proud of Strait’s performance and his win.

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