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George Strait

George Strait

George Strait

George Strait played country music in high school, but didn’t become serious about it until serving in the U.S. Army in the early ’70s. The native Texan performed with an Army-sponsored band, and after being honorably discharged went to college to study Agriculture. Music kept calling, and Strait fell in with a band that would become the Ace in the Hole Band. He signed his first record deal at age 29 and released ‘Unwound’ as his first single in 1981. Nearly 100 singles later, he holds the record for most No. 1 singles — in fact, only two have failed to crack the Top 20. Strait was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and began his retirement from the road in 2013.

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The Showdown: George Strait vs. Lee Brice

George Strait fans won't let his new single go. He just won his fourth straight Showdown victory, and will now square off with Lee Brice to compete for the Hall of Fame.

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The Showdown: George Strait vs. Zac Brown Band

The latest single from George Strait is a Showdown hit. The King knocked off his third straight challenger over the weekend. "Let It Go" handily topped Kid Rock's "First Kiss," setting up a battle with Zac Brown Band to kick off the week.

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The Showdown: George Strait vs. Kid Rock

George Strait has just won his second Showdown in a row, and will now move on to face a challenge from none other than Kid Rock.

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The Showdown: George Strait vs. Brett Eldredge

George Strait has still got it. The country legend may have retired from active touring, but he still trounced Dan + Shay in a head-to-head Showdown with his new single, "Let It Go," taking nearly 85 percent of the total vote. Now he faces a challenge from Brett Eldredge.

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‘The Voice’ Singer Corey Kent White Puts Own Spin on George Strait’s ‘Unwound’

On Monday night's (April 20) episode of The Voice, one contender kicked it old school. Team Blake's Corey Kent White put his spin on version of a classic George Strait tune, "Unwound."

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The Showdown: George Strait vs. Dan + Shay

Two of the standout performances from the 2015 ACM Awards were George Strait's mini-medley and Dan + Shay's collaboration with Nick Jonas. Fans of one may not have liked the other, so putting the two against each other for today's Showdown made perfect sense.

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The Boldest Moments During the 2015 ACM Awards

The 2015 ACM Awards delivered with one of the best country awards shows in recent memory. The bigger stage and extra half hour helped, but it was performances, appearances and speeches by five people that put the show over the top. Here are the five most courageous moments from the 2015 ACMs!

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George Strait Performs New Song at 2015 ACM Awards, Receives Prestigious Milestone Award

Country legend George Strait took the stage with confidence at the 50th Annual ACM Awards after a stellar introduction from hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, who noted his numerous ACM Awards over the last four decades and called him the ‘Dick Clark of Country Music.’

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Stars Who’ve Suffered Unthinkable Tragedies

It may seem like it's always glitz and glam for country music's biggest stars, but they didn't all come by their storytelling ability naturally. Sadly, many singers have encountered great tragedies in their lives, or have overcome sharp odds to get where they are today.

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George Strait, ‘Let It Go’ [Listen]

If you were hoping George Strait’s "Let It Go" was a Disney cover, you’re in for a disappointment — although the singer’s airy new single relies on a similar message as the Frozen hit.

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