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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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George Strait, Kacey Musgraves Shine on Opening Night of Las Vegas Run [Pictures]

George Strait and Kacey Musgraves gave their fans in Las Vegas a show to remember on Friday night (April 22), and Taste of Country was on hand to snap some exclusive photos of that memorable gig.

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George Strait Pays Tribute to Merle Haggard at Las Vegas Opening

George Strait paid musical homage to one of his own heroes during the opening night of his Las Vegas run on Friday night (April 22), playing a medley in honor of Merle Haggard.

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George Strait Tributes Merle Haggard: ‘I Wanted to Be Like the Hag’

George Strait is one of the biggest names in country music history, but he's a fan, too. In the wake of Merle Haggard's death on Wednesday (April 6), Strait shared that Haggard was his inspiration for wanting to pursue a career in country music.

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Kids Singing Country Songs: George Strait Medley

Everyone loves George Strait, but this 4-year-old boy may be Strait's No. 1 fan. This tiny country crooner dresses up, wears a guitar and hits stages to open for local bands. He wows them with his renditions of Strait songs and he's just too cute for words.

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Texas Teen Asks Girlfriend to Prom … With Help From George Strait

Two teens in Texas are going to prom together, thanks to George Strait. The King didn't know he was lending Jake Koppelman a hand last weekend as he rolled out his plan to invite Cheyenne Cavanaugh to prom. But without his help ... who knows?

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George Strait Pops Up at SXSW 2016 [Watch]

George Strait surprised the crowd at SXSW 2016, showing up to give an unannounced performance at a birthday bash for Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson.

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Every George Strait Album Ranked

A bad review on one of George Strait's albums typically begins with something like "George Strait has never made a bad album, but ..." and ends with effusive praise of the singer's timeless style. His smooth, easy delivery on each of his studio albums is universally adored by fans of country. Ranking every George Strait album meant picking a bad berry out of pristine patch.

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10 Biggest Surprises of 2015

What a crazy year! 2015 has proven the truth of the old adage, "Anything can happen — and it usually does."

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George Strait’s Music Helps Vanderbilt Basketball Player Learn English

Music is known for its healing power, but for some, it can also teach them a new language.

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George Strait on Winning CMA Entertainer of the Year: ‘It Means a Whole, Whole Lot’

George Strait says being named CMA Entertainer of the Year in 2013 was a very special honor in his long and illustrious career.

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