Young George Strait Shoots Toward Stardom With First #1 ‘Fool Hearted Memory’

A strapping young lad with a smooth voice and endless Southern charm quickly got noticed once folks were hearing his new song playing on nearly every country station across the nation.

First released in 1982, George Strait notched the very first of what would become a series of more than 60 No. 1 country hits. The song, “Fool Hearted Memory” was the first single from his album, Strait from the Heart and just his fourth single to chart.

Now known worldwide as “The King of Country”, Strait is highly regarded as one of the most-successful country artists and one of best-selling music artists of all time. With four Top 10 singles from the same album, and two No. 1 hits, it’s clear how he immediately went platinum with this beloved piece of country music history.

“Fool Hearted Memory” received much fanfare and critical acclaim with industry experts praising the song for Strait’s ability to embody all the emotions in the lyrics. Since it struck the very top of the charts, this song has easily become a radio favorite and a true staple to any country music collection.

Watch a very young George Strait pour every ounce of himself into this delightful performance of “Fool Hearted Memory” in the video below.