If you’re a true George Strait fan, you’ve seen Pure Country. If you’re the kind of George Strait fans that we are, you know every song and possible every line of the country classic.
Before we get started on the filming locations and fun facts about the film, can we talk about the scene where George is drunk as a skunk? Even when completely obliterated, that man is 100% adorable. Am I right or AM I RIGHT?
Pure Country was released in 1992 and while profitable it was not considered a success. However, the soundtrack is Strait’s best selling album. This is interesting because of the four times we saw George Strait play over the last year, never once did he perform a song from Pure Country!
Texas Filming Locations for Pure Country
Filmed in 1991 throughout Texas, most of the locations are south of the Dallas / Ft. Worth area.
- Downtown Maypearl, Texas, is where Dusty got his hair cut and a shave.
- The graveyard scene was shot at Cresson Cemetery in Cresson, Texas.
- Western Kountry Klub was turned into the Prairie Rose Dance Hall to film several of the movie scenes inside and one in the parking lot (the aforementioned drunk as a skunk scene). The club – aka klub – is located between Midlothian and Mansfield, Texas.
- The roping scenes were shot at Tucker Ranch. It is located in Cresson as well.
- The barrel racing competition and the concert sequences were filmed at concert venues in Fort Worth, including North Side Coliseum and Will Rogers Coliseum.
Though none of the film was shot in Austin, the Broken Spoke features a museum (lovingly called “The Tourist Trap”) that includes some George Strait artifacts as well as a bathroom that is Strait up awesome. George has given the Spoke a shout-our every time we’ve seen him play in Austin. In fact, here’s one of those shout outs right here.
We recently attended the iHeart Country Festival in Austin, Texas and we asked country fans to tell us which film is better: Country Strong or Pure Country. Here’s how it went down.
One more fun fact about the film, that’s George Strait Jr, aka Bubba, singing “Heartland” at the beginning of the film. He’s now a country songwriter and a rodeo cowboy. Learn more about him here.