I’ve been loving all of the loose zara trousers, so much so that I decided to refashion a pair for myself from a thrifted pair of, what I would call, frumpy granny pants. Even though I tend to have a bigger tush in them, I still love how they flow and fit. Lay a pair of loose fitting pants over the ones to be altered. I would makes sure to cut the crotch part longer than you think because you don’t want any pulling in that area. Strait prefers to give his audience as few distractions as possible: he likes to play on a stage in the center of the arena floor, with four microphones arranged like compass points; every two songs, he moves, counterclockwise, to the next microphone, so that people in each quadrant of the crowd can feel as if he were singing just to them.Because he was playing in the round, there was no backdrop, and nothing in the way of pyrotechnics, with the important exception of that smile.Strait doesn’t believe in disappointing paying customers, so he endeavors to play every song that anyone wants to hear.
Like Sinatra, Strait is chiefly an interpreter, not a songwriter, and he is committed to the old-fashioned idea that an entertainer’s job is to entertain, and not necessarily to bare his soul.
“If you leave me, I won’t miss you,” he declares, at the start of “Ocean Front Property,” followed by a chorus made up of declarations that are, likewise, lies.
“I’ve got some oceanfront property in Arizona / From my front porch, you can see the sea,” he sings.
“Honey,” he said, “I was just in there, and I didn’t see him.”He is, by some measures, the most popular country-music singer of all time and, by any measure, the most consistent.
Since 1981, when he made his début, he has placed eighty-six singles on Top 10 country chart, and more than half of them have gone to No. Everywhere that there is a country radio station, there are generations of listeners who regard Strait’s music as part of the landscape; they are intimately connected to these songs, even if they can’t quite say that they are intimately connected to the man who sings them.
Chris Le Doux, a real-life rodeo champion who also built a do-it-yourself career as a country act, cut a version a few years later, which found its way to Strait, who made the song his own.