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George Strait

Birth Name: 
George Harvey Strait
Music Category: 
Best Known For: 

"Amarillo By Morning"
"Check Yes or No"
"All My Ex's Live in Texas"

Short bio: 

George Strait (born May 18, 1952) is a singer, actor, and music producer known as the "King of Country" and one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time. He is known for his neotraditionalist country style, cowboy look, and being one of the first and main country artists to bring country music back to its roots and away from the pop country era in the 1980s.

Strait's success began when his first single "Unwound" was a hit in 1981. During the 1980s, seven of his albums reached number one on the country charts. In the 2000s, Strait was named Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music, was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and won his first Grammy award for the album Troubadour. Strait was named CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1989, 1990 and 2013, and ACM Entertainer of the Year in 1990 and 2014. He has been nominated for more CMA and ACM awards and has more wins in both categories than any other artist. In 2009, he broke Conway Twitty's previous record for the most number-one hits on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart when his 44 number one singles surpassed Twitty's 40. Counting all music charts, Strait has amassed a total of 60 number-one hits, breaking a record also previously set by Twitty, and giving him more number one songs than any other artist.

Strait has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. His certifications from the RIAA include 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum, and 38 gold albums. His best-selling album is Pure Country (1992), which sold 6 million (6× platinum). His highest certified album is Strait Out of the Box (1995), which sold 2 million copies (8× Platinum due to being a box set with four CDs). According to the RIAA, Strait is the 12th best-selling album recording artist in the United States overall.


George Strait
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Submitted by John veron strait (not verified) on

Hi my name is John Vernon Strait my dad name James r strait and my grandfather name is James r strait he was born in Arkansas I was hoping to find out if we are relate d my family was telling about you and I lost my last year to cancer I live here in Cameron Texas I don't know if you will read this but you will. All I want is to know about my family and hope to know you more thank and god bless you

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Submitted by Gail Bynum (not verified) on

Hey Boy,

Hello, I know you & Norma are relaxing now days. If you guys are ever in Tyler, shoot me a text. I have a couple of new songs that I'm pretty sure you will like. Swing by and let's go to Stanley's barbecue for lunch.

Gail Bynum

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Submitted by Ryan (not verified) on

Mr. Strait

As a iconic star as you are I wanted to melt your heart a little. We live in a small country town in MISSISSIPPI. My daughter, who is now six has been a fan since birth. To explain this this is pretty cool. As a newborn my daughter did not sleep well, the only song my wife knew from heart was Amarillo by morning. She would sing this song to my daughter Zoey every night to get her to go to sleep. To this day all we have to do is sing Amarillo by morning and before the song hands she would be asleep. We could play it on YouTube or we could sing it just by ourselves and she would be asleep before the end of the tune. Thank you so much for what you have done for country music. My daughter will never forget your name.

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Submitted by Taylor (not verified) on

My name is Taylor Bradley.. my dad who is Richard Bradley, is such a huge fan!! He has pretty much every cd of George. My dad has stage 4 prostate cancer which has spread to his bones and he isn't doing so good. My family and I would really like for him to meet George Strait before he get any worse.

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Submitted by Lynn Moeller (not verified) on

Dear George Strait!
My husband gave me tickets for your show in Vegas in December for my 60th Birthday!
I was so happy!! It would have been my 3rd time seeing you, and plans were to join my friend Marilyn Boykin and her husband, from Comanche, Tx in Vegas for your show.
However, I broke my ankle in 2 spots running my dog in the park:(
I am non weight bearing for 6 weeks, and not sure I will make the event, all the way from Buffalo. Our tickets are not handicap accessible, and not sure how the arena will assist, if at all.
Anyway, I am so sorry I may not make the Friday show, but will be sending you a picture of you, that I bought at the last Buffalo concert.
Can you PLEASE sign and return to me? I will include post paid envelope, I hope it will take away some of this sad situation if I cannot get to see you :(.
( My husband and I laugh when I tell him you are my boyfriend:) haha ! )

Lynn Moeller

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Submitted by Travis Lucas (not verified) on

March 28, 1999 was my birthday and I got tickets from my wife to see George Strait at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. It was an all day show with multiple acts. My wife was 9 months pregnant and we was there all day long. Finally my favorite singer of all time King George took the stage. Just as he started his 2nd song my wife started having contractions and we had to leave. My daughter wasn’t born for 3 more days. So her whole life I’ve teased her that she owes me a George Strait concert. Being she was so young when he quit touring I knew I’d never get those tickets from her but I loved teasing her about it and never seriously expected to get them in the first place. This past Christmas to my complete surprise she saved her money and bought 2 tickets to see George in New Orleans this May. I was blown away!! We now live in NY so this coming May me and my 19 year old daughter are flying to New Orleans to see George!! It would mean the world to us if I could buy a meet and greet to have our picture made with him. Please let me know if that is possible. Thank you so much, Travis Lucas

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