George Strait Confirms Name of New Grandson
George Strait has opened up about life as a grandfather — and about the new little boy’s name. In an interview with Country Countdown USA‘s Lon Helton, Strait confirmed rumors that the family name would be carried on for decades to come.
“He’s a ‘third,’” Strait told Helton. “Just saw him yesterday, he’s really growing, and I think they’re gonna call him Harvey. It’s kind of sticking. That’s my middle name and that’s what we’re calling him. George Harvey Strait III.” The country singer co-hosted the syndicated countdown show last weekend.
It was rumored that the son of George “Bubba” Strait Jr. and his wife Tamara had chosen to honor his famous father and it seems that is the case. The baby was born on Feb. 2, and Strait let fans know about it during a show in Phoenix a few days later. Appropriately, he broke the news after singing ‘I Saw God Today.’
“Fortunately I wasn’t on the road when the baby came,” Strait said during the interview. “I was able to be there at the hospital, and what a miracle that is to see the little kid. And today the ultra sound pictures are amazing. You almost know what they’re gonna look like before they come out. But to finally see that little miracle come out, it’s like seeing God.”
Strait is close to reaching the top of the Billboard country charts once again. ‘Loves Gonna Make It Alright,’ his newest single from ‘Here for a Good Time,’ is currently inside the Top 5.