Troubadour (song)

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Single by George Strait
from the album Troubadour
Released June 2, 2008
Format CD Single
Genre Country
Length 2:56
Label MCA Nashville
Writer(s) Leslie Satcher
Monty Holmes
Producer(s) Tony Brown
George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"I Saw God Today"
"River of Love"
Music video
"Troubadour" at

"Troubadour" is the title of a song written by Leslie Satcher and Monty Holmes, and recorded by American country singer George Strait. It was released in June 2008 as the second single and title track from his album Troubadour. The song was the 86th chart single of his career. It has become his 79th Top Ten single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

The song is part of the tracklist for Now That's What I Call Country Volume 2.


The song is a ballad in which the narrator reflects on his life as a troubadour, feeling that he is content with what he has accomplished ("I was a young troubadour when I rode in on a song / I'll be an old troubadour when I'm gone").[1]

Music video[edit]

In August 2008, Strait released a music video for the song. Directed by Trey Fanjoy, and edited by Scott Mele, the song's video alternates between footage of him singing, and shots of archived photos from various points in his career. This is his first music video since 2006's "The Seashores of Old Mexico", which Fanjoy also directed.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 54
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 74

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 34


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