George Strait


George Harvey Strait is an American country music singer, actor, and music producer. Strait is referred to as the "King of Country," and critics call Strait a living legend. He is known for his unique style of western swing music, bar-room ballads, honky-tonk style, and fresh yet traditional Country music.… Read More

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1952 Birth George Harvey Strait was born on May 18, 1952, in Poteet, Texas, to John Byron Strait, Sr. (January 11, 1922 – June 4, 2013), and Doris Couser (June 26, 1930 – January 30, 2010). … Read More


1971 19 Years Old 1 More Event
The couple initially married in Mexico on December 4, 1971. … Read More


1975 23 Years Old After Strait was honorably discharged from the Army in 1975, he enrolled at Texas State University in San Marcos and graduated with a degree in agriculture. … Read More
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…  Not long afterward, MCA signed Strait to a recording contract in February 1981. … Read More


1982 30 Years Old 1 More Event
The record featured two more singles including "Down and Out", a No. 16 hit for Strait, and "If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger (There's One Coming Home)", which reached number three early in 1982, sparking a string of Top Ten hits that ran well into the 1990s. … Read More
1983 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1983, Strait made his first appearance at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo when the headlining star, Eddie Rabbitt, came down sick with the flu. … Read More
1985 33 Years Old Also in 1985, Strait released Something Special, the third straight number-one album of his career, featuring the number-one single "The Chair".
1986 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986, Strait repeated as the CMA vocalist of the year and released his fourth No. 1 album #7. … Read More


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1997 45 Years Old He also was named as the CMA's Top Male Vocalist in 1997 and 1998. … Read More
1999 47 Years Old Strait completed the decade with the album Always Never the Same in 1999, which peaked at No. 2 on country charts and matched the cross-over success of Pure Country by reaching No. 6 on the Billboard 200. … Read More
2000 48 Years Old Strait released a self-named album in 2000, which despite a No. 1 and No. 7 showing on the country and Billboard 200 album charts, produced no No. 1 singles, and was the first studio album of his career to not be certified as platinum. … Read More


2003 51 Years Old Strait released two records in 2003. … Read More
2004 52 Years Old 1 More Event
His 2004 performance at Reliant Stadium set a new Rodeo attendance record, with 68,679 spectators. … Read More
2006 54 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 3, 2006, Strait marked his 30th year in the music industry with the release of a new album titled It Just Comes Natural. … Read More
2007 55 Years Old In 2007, "Wrapped" reached No. 1 on the Mediabase 24/7 country music charts, giving Strait his 55th overall number-one single. … Read More
2008 56 Years Old He released a new album titled Troubadour on April 1, 2008. … Read More
Troubadour debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album charts, selling over 160,000 copies in its first week of release. "River of Love" the 3rd single from the album became his 57th number-one song in 2009.
2010 58 Years Old In 2010, Billboard ranked Strait No. 1 in the top 25 country artists of the past 25 years.
2011 59 Years Old On September 6, 2011, Strait released the album, Here for a Good Time, which yielded two No. 1 singles—"Here for a Good Time" and "Love's Gonna Make It Alright"—bringing Strait's No. 1 singles total to 59. … Read More


…  In February 2012, Strait became a grandfather, as his son George Strait, Jr., and his wife, Tamara, had their first child, a son. … Read More
Strait won the 2013 CMA Entertainer of the Year award.
On January 9, 2014, Strait initiated the second leg of the tour, which featured the opening performers Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Lee Ann Womack, Merle Haggard, Chris Young, Ronnie Dunn, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, and Asleep at the Wheel. … Read More
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