Scotty McCreery’s “Damn Strait” alludes to iconic country singer George Strait

Scotty McCreery

‘American Idol’ country golden boy Scotty McCreery features another instant hit with his song “Damn Strait.” With a retro black and white music video, it’s hard not to love this song.

George Strait

The video begins with a bit of background history on the origins of country legend George Strait and his band Ace in the Hole. We watch McCreery enter the famous Gruene Hall.

Inside one of Texas’ most famous music venues, McCreery begins to sing about a girl he should have never walked away from. The camera pans to various pictures of George Strait lining the walls.

Scotty McCreery

McCreery curses Strait because he loves the legend’s music, but he can’t listen to it without thinking of that girl. Using the song’s title as a double entendre, he also swears he would take her back.

The simplicity of this music video emphasizes the emotions of the song. Its simple black and white filming and pictures of George Strait in his youth fill you with nostalgia.

Scotty McCreery

McCreery’s loneliness is highlighted not just in the song’s words but also in the emptiness of the music hall. This man certainly has an eye and an ear for true art.

Scotty McCreery’s ability to capture the essence of heartbreak in his song “Damn Strait” is astounding. This is one country music song you’ll be listening to on repeat for a while.

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Scotty McCreery’s “Damn Strait” alludes to iconic country singer George Strait