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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.

Songs Inspired By Tragedy
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10 Country Songs Inspired by World Tragedy

When tragedies happen, we often to turn to music to help us understand and cope with the emotional aftermath.

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George Strait Named Musician of the Year in Home State of Texas

George Strait has been awarded one of the Lone Star State’s biggest honors: the official musician of the year.

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Live Like a King: See George Strait Through the Years

George Strait isn't known as the "King of Country" for no reason. The influential, iconic and legendary hitmaker has had such an impressive career, and even at 65 years old, he's still going strong.

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20 Best George Strait Songs

George Strait's songs have turned into more No. 1 hits in each of the three full decades he's worked than most artists would dream of having in their career.

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Happy Birthday George Strait! From Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker + More

Country stars like Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Chris Young jumped at the chance to wish George Strait a Happy Birthday!

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George Strait Officially Launches Tequila Line in Nashville

When you associate liquor with George Strait, you probably think of a glass of whiskey.

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George Strait Looking Forward to ‘2 Nights of Number 1’s’ Shows in Las Vegas

Due to overwhelming fan reaction, George Strait has added two more nights to his latest live experiment, 2 Nights of Number 1s.

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George Strait Meets Teen Who Will Soon Go Deaf Due to Birth Defect

Chase Pair, a young man from Little Rock, Ark., who's in the process of losing his hearing, recently had a special wish granted by George Strait.

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George Strait Once Helped Mend a Fight Between Miranda Lambert and Her Dad

George Strait may be the king of country music, but he's also a master of settling arguments with comedy, and Miranda Lambert has the story to prove it.

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Who Is Already in the Country Music Hall of Fame?

The Country Music Hall of Fame has been a beloved and highly revered institution in the country music world since its establishment in 1961.

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