Every country music lover has a special memory or place they are taken back to when a George Strait song is played on the radio. Women and men, all over the world have enjoyed decades of the famous country signer’s voice and beautiful ability to tell a story in his songs. As an American country music star, George is also an actor and a great music producer – he is also referred to and well-known by music fans as the “King of Country”.
George is one of, if not the most influential recording artists and entertainer of all time. George Harvey Straight, born May 18, 1952, is known for his cowboy look and downhome roots.
George Strait went to college. Once he was honorably discharged from the service back in 1975, George then went to attend college and then earned his degree in agriculture – from then Southwest Texas State University – now the college is called Texas State.
George used to be in a rock band. Before settling in with country music fans, George once tried his hand at rock music. Fortunately for us, he found the error of his ways and moved over to the right side with country.
“You’ll Be There”, a hit song for George in the mid 2000’s, oftentimes makes the singer think of his daughter, Jennifer, who passed away in a car accident when she was just 13 years old.
George is the only music artist in history to reach a top-10 hit song each and every year for more than 30 years straight.
George Strait’s favorite hobbies consist of hunting, skiing, fishing, golfing, and riding motorcycles. He loves spending time with family and his grandkids, doing the things good country men love to do.
George Strait has been a spokesperson for the Wrangler National Patriot program — a movement intended to raise awareness and money for fallen and injured military veterans, as well as their families.
George was raised in the Baptist Church and is thought to be Republican, although he never discusses any political issues or beliefs with anyone.
George has reaped sixty No. 1 hits throughout all country charts and holds more hits than any other artist in any other genre of music.
A live CD was released from George’s last and final concert in TX – called ‘The Cowboy Rides Away.’ George had been quoted to state he wanted to retire when other folks his age retired.
George has acted in more than just ‘Pure Country’, he also has a part in the 1982 movie ‘The Soldier’ and then of course the movie ‘Pure Country’ in 1992.
George also holds the record for the most top-five songs in history of any genre of music and is the one artist to have had a top-ten hit for three decades.
In the summer of 2010, George was named country music’s top artist over a twenty-five year period as stated by Billboard magazine.
George has received more nominations than any other country music artist and currently holds the record for ‘album of the year’ nominations.
Strait is a straight shooter and is not shy at all, although he appears to be shy by media as he has been quoted as hating to give interviews.
George is one of the few country music legends to be listened to by four generations of mothers and daughters, sons and fathers. Country music fans from as far back as ones who were born in the late 40’s and 50’s are huge followers of “The King Of Country”