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George Strait

American singer
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Net worth 2018: $300 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Poteet, Texas
Country: United States
BirthDay: 18 May 1952
Sigh: Gemini
Height: 1.78 m
Education: Southwest Texas State University

George Strait was bornon 18 May 1952 in Poteet, Texas, American, is American singer. George Harvey Strait is an American country music singer who is popularly referred to as the “King of Country” by his fans. In addition to being a singer, he is also an actor and music producer whose talents are recognized by followers and critics alike. He is famous for being true to traditional country music while developing his own unique style of bar-room ballads, western swing and honky-tonk style music. He discovered his interest in rock and roll music while still in high school when he started a garage band. He would attend live performances of country music that were often held in Texan towns and soon his interest turned to this genre. He lists Lefty Frizzel, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, and George Jones as his biggest influences. His music career began when he was serving in the US army. While he was stationed in Hawaii, he started performing with an army-sponsored band called “Rambling Country” which played under the name of “Santee” while performing off-base. After his army days he joined the country band “Stoney Ridge” which he renamed as “Ace in the Hole” when he became the lead. His band performed at several honky-tonks and bars around Texas and soon gained an impressive fan following. As on today, he has sold more than 70 million albums in the US and holds the world record for having the maximum number-one hit singles in the history of music.


$300 Million


His 2008 album ‘Troubadour’ is considered to be one of his best works as he earned the Grammy Award for Best Country Album for it


The year 2006 marked Strait’s 30th year in the music industry which he celebrated with the release of a new album titled ‘It Just Comes natural’ which featured 15 new songs


In 2000, he released a self titled album ‘George Strait’ and followed it with the critically acclaimed ‘The Road Less Traveled’ in 2001


"‘Strait Out of the Box’ (1995) is his highest certified multi-platinum album which sold more than eight million copies


He released many other noteworthy albums in the decade including ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ (1993), ‘Blue Clear Sky’ (1996), ‘Carrying Your Love With Me’ (1997), and ‘One Step At a Time’ (1998)


The album ‘Pure Country’, the soundtrack of the 1992 movie ‘Pure Country’ is Strait’s biggest commercial success till date, having sold over six million copies


He followed with ‘Chill of an Early Fall’ in 1991 and ‘Holding My Own’ in 1992


His tenth studio album ‘Livin' It Up’ was released in 1990, and featured two number one hits


His 1987 Album ‘Ocean Front Property’ is a multi-platinum album


1’s including ‘Strait from the Heart’ (1982), ‘Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind’ (1984), ‘Something Special’ (1985), ‘Ocean Front Property’ (1987), and ‘Beyond the Blue Neon’ (1989)


His debut album ‘Strait Country’ (1981) featuring the hit single ‘Unwound’ which catapulted him to overnight fame was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)


It is a box-set that includes many of his hit singles dating from 1976 to 1995


He married his high school sweetheart Norma in 1971

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