Watch George Strait Read a Children’s Book

George Strait is one of country music’s most celebrated entertainers, but who knew he was also a seasoned storybook reader?…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 6, 2020


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George Strait is one of country music’s most celebrated entertainers, but who knew he was also a seasoned storybook reader?

The legendary performer recently took part in the Stars of Texas Storytime program, which is organized by Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott. Strait appeared on the series to read Gareth Edwards’ Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner. Wearing his iconic cowboy hat and flashing his signature smile, Strait read the children’s book from what appeared to be his home. He even added a bit of cute commentary while reading, making for a more personal storytime experience.

Click below to watch.

George Strait is spending time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The superstar’s next scheduled tour date is slated for August 15, 2020 at Notre Dame Stadium. At this time, the show is still scheduled to go on as planned, however, it is unclear if it will later be postponed due to social distancing guidelines.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.