On Sunday night, George Strait was one of Ireland’s most popular entertainers.
His songs were so well-received, he even got a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 2009.
However, the 70-year-old singer is no longer a household name.
In a recent interview, Strait admitted that he had not written the best songs of his career.
“I’ve been a writer for a long time,” he said.
“But I don’t know how to write a good song.
I’m not sure if I can.”
The songwriter also revealed that his last album was written while he was under investigation for child sexual abuse, and that he did not write much of anything afterwards.
“My last album, the first one, was just really stupid,” he told the Irish Times.
“It was not very good.”
The singer’s admission that he didn’t write much music after the first album has led some to believe that he is still in trouble, but he says that he does not blame himself.
“I did not do much writing.
I can tell you that I had nothing to do with the music that was out,” he explained.
“I think I’m in the best shape of my life.”
The Irish Times contacted the Irish National Press Club for comment on the singer’s claims.
A representative from the club confirmed that Strait had spoken to them on the phone.
“He told us that he has not written any music since he left prison and that there is nothing to substantiate the allegations.
He also confirmed that he will not be appearing on any new albums,” the representative said.
A spokesperson for the National Press Council said the statement did not confirm or deny the allegations made by Strait, but would not comment further.