Modern country music doesn't come better than George Strait, the grand old traditionalist who performed at the Valley Forge Music Fair Saturday.
There's a reason the '80s is referred to as "The Strait Decade." With three greatest-hits collections under his massive silver belt-buckle, Strait, 35, is the most consistent hitmaker since Conway Twitty and Buck Owens.
Strait, with an eight-piece band as sharp as a well-honed bowie knife, barnstormed through faithful renditions of 30 blue-chip hits with an effortless and unmannered croon. He pulled no surprises out of his trademark Stetson, but he did show there's a lot of highway to be explored down the ''middle of the road."