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.

George Strait Welcomes New Granddaughter
George Strait is a grandfather once again. The country singer shared the news that his granddaughter was born on Sept. 10, confirming reports that he'd shared the news during a show in Las Vegas that day.
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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