George Strait is a popular country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer from the United States. George Strait is regarded as the “King of Country” and one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
George Strait was born on May 18, 1952, in Poteet, Texas, United States, and his age is 70 years old as of the year 2022. His real birth name is George Harvey Strait Sr.
George Harvey Strait Sr. was the son of John Byron Strait Sr. and Doris Jean Couser. His father was a junior high school mathematics teacher who also owned a 2,000-acre (810 ha) cattle ranch near Big Wells, Texas.
His father and mother divorced when he was in fourth grade, and his mother moved away with his sister, Penny. Their father raised George and his brother John Jr. He is an American by nationality and belongs to the Christianity religion, and his zodiac sign is Taurus.
Talking about George Strait’s formal education, George Strait grew up in Poteet, Texas, and went to Pearsall High School.
Strait enrolled at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in San Marcos after being honorably discharged from the Army in 1975 and earning a degree in agriculture.
In a private ceremony on May 26, 2006, Strait was also awarded an honorary doctorate by his alma mater, Texas State University in San Marcos.
Career and Professional Life
George Strait’s success began in 1981, when his first single “Unwound” became a hit, heralding the mainstream ascension of the neotraditional movement. Seven of his albums reached number one on the country charts in the 1980s.
Strait was named Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music in the 2000s, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and received his first Grammy award for the album Troubadour.
By 2009, he had surpassed Conway Twitty’s previous record of 40 number-one singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with 44 number-one singles. Strait has had 60 number-one singles.
“Give It All We Got Tonight” reached number one in 2013, breaking Twitty’s previous record. Strait currently holds the record for the number-one songs by an artist in any genre of music.
Moreover, Strait is also known for his touring career, which included the development of a 360-degree configuration and the introduction of festival-style tours. Strait Tours, for example, earned $99 million in three years.
In June 2014, his final Cowboy Rides Away Tour concert at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, drew 104,793 people, setting a new record for the largest indoor concert in North America.
Strait has not endorsed any brand till now. Also, George is not promoting anything till now and is not collaborating with any brands. No information is available regarding the other brands George has cooperated with or not.
Awards and Nomination
Strait has won 22 CMA Awards, including Entertainer of the Year honors in 1989 and 1990, and most recently in 2013. He also holds the career record for CMA nominations and the most consecutively of any artist. Strait also holds the Academy of Country Music Awards wins and nominations records.
According to Billboard, Strait is the top country-music artist of the last 25 years as of June 8, 2010. Strait was named Artist of the Decade for the 2000s by the Academy of Country Music Awards in October 2008. Garth Brooks, the previous winner, presented him with the award.
Strait has an estimated net worth of approximately around $300 million. Most of George’s income sources are from his music career. Additionally, George has worked very hard since his childhood to achieve this fame.
Strait married his high school sweetheart, Norma Voss, in an elopement. On December 4, 1971, the couple got married for the first time in Mexico.
Jenifer was born on October 6, 1972, while George and Norma were still in Hawaii. Strait Jr., also known as “Bubba,” was born in 1981. Jenifer was killed in an automobile accident on June 25, 1986, in San Marcos, at age 13.
However, Strait became a grandfather in February 2012, when his son, George Harvey Strait III, was born to George Strait Jr. and Tamara.
George Strait hasn’t been associated with any sort of rumors or controversies that would hamper his career. Also, George avoids the media and avoids engaging in contentious behavior or situations that can damage his reputation.
George Strait stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 73 kilograms. But George’s exact body measurements are not available.
Similarly, George Strait has beautiful brown eyes and hair but his dress size and shoe size are not available.
George Strait is very popular on social media and his fans love him for the positive influence he has on them. Similarly, George is very active on Instagram, where he likes to post snaps of his latest photoshoots with his lovely family and friends.
George Strait has 1.5m followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @georgestrait. His Twitter handle is @GeorgeStrait with 651.3k followers. His Facebook account is George Strait and has 8.3m followers. Similarly, he has a George Strait YouTube channel with 1M subscribers.