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Infobox musical artist|name = George Strait|image = George Strait on stage.jpg|background = solo_singer|birth_name = George Harvey Strait|birth_date = birth date and age|1952|05|18|origin = Pearsall, Texas |instrument = Vocals, Guitar , Piano |genre = Country music|Country |occupation = Singer , record producer , Actor |years_active = 1975�present|label = MCA Records|MCA ( Universal Music Group Nashville|MCA Nashville )|associated_acts = Ace in the Hole (band)|Ace in the Hole
Dean Dillon |website = http://www.georgestrait.com/ www.georgestrait.com
George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an United States|American country music singer, actor, and music producer. Strait is referred to as the " King of Country ," and critics call Strait a living legend.Bego, Mark. ''George Strait: The Story of Country's Living Legend . New York: Citadel Press, 2001. He is known for his unique style of western swing music, bar-room ballad s, honky-tonk style, and fresh yet traditional Country music. George Strait holds the world record for more number-one hit singles than any other artist in the history of music on any chart or in any genre, having recorded 58 number-one hit singles as of 2011.

Strait rocketed to success after his first single " Unwound (song)|Unwound " was a hit in 1981 . While contributing to the neo-traditional movement of the 1980s, he amassed seven number one albums in the decade with his most popular hits including " Fool Hearted Memory " and " Ocean Front Property (song)|Ocean Front Property ". By the 1990s, Strait had influenced a new breed of performers while continuing his own successes, having charted upwards of 20 number-one hits including " Heartland (song)|Heartland " and " Blue Clear Sky ". In the 2000s, Strait was named Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music , was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame , and won his first Grammy award for his hit album Troubadour (George Strait album)|Troubadour . Strait continued his previous successes throughout the decade, producing a more contemporary sound with moderate cross-over hits including " She'll Leave You with a Smile " and " You'll Be There ".

Strait was named Country Music Association Awards|CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1989 and 1990, and Academy of Country Music|ACM Entertainer of the Year in 1990. He has been nominated for more Country Music Association Awards|CMA and Academy of Country Music|ACM awards and has more wins in both categories than any other artist. As of 2011, he holds the record for the most number-one hits on the Billboard (magazine)|Billboard Hot Country Songs charts with 44 number one singles. Counting all other music charts, Strait has amassed a total of 58 number-one hits overall, breaking a record previously set by Conway Twitty .

Strait has sold more than 68.5 million albums in the United States and his certifications from the RIAA include 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum, and 38 gold albums. His best-selling album is Pure Country (album)|Pure Country (1992), which sold 6 million (6& times; RIAA certification|Multi-platinum ). His highest certified album is Strait Out of the Box (1995), which sold 2 million copies (8& times; Multi-Platinum due to being a box set with four CDs). According to the RIAA, Strait is the 12th best-selling album recording artist in the United States overall.

Early life


George Harvey Strait was born May 18, 1952 in Poteet, Texas , just south of San Antonio , to John Byron Strait and Doris Couser Strait. He grew up in the nearby town of Pearsall, Texas|Pearsall . His father was a junior high school mathematics teacher, who owned a two-thousand acre (8& nbsp;km�) cattle ranch outside of Big Wells, Texas . The family worked at the ranch on the weekends and in the summers. When George was in the fourth grade, his father and mother were divorced, and his mother moved away with his sister, Pency. George and his brother John Jr. were raised by their father. http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/strait_george/bio.jhtml George Strait Biography, CMT .

Strait began his musical interest while attending Pearsall High School, playing in a rock and roll garage band . His musical preference soon turned to country with singers Hank Thompson , Lefty Frizzell , Merle Haggard , George Jones , Bob Wills , Hank Williams and Frank Sinatra influencing his style. Strait didn't tune to the country music radio often as a youth, usually listening to the news and the farmer's report. His introduction to country music came mostly by way of live performances, which, according to Strait, could be heard in every town in Texas.McCafferty, Dennis. http://www.usaweekend.com/07_issues/070121/070121strait.html Strait talk, USA Weekend , 2007-01-21. He eloped with his high school sweetheart, Norma. The couple initially married in Mexico on December 4, 1971 but repeated their vows in a church in Pearsall, Texas a few weeks later. Citation needed|date=June 2009 In 1971, Strait enlisted in the United States Army|US Army . While stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii as a part of the 25th Infantry division (light), he began performing with an Army-sponsored band, "Rambling Country", which played off-base under the name "Santee". On October 6, 1972, while still in Hawaii, George and Norma welcomed their first child, Jenifer. http://www.tv.com/george-strait/person/154496/trivia.html George Strait: Blurbs, TV.com .
After Strait was honorably discharged from the army in 1975, he enrolled at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas , and received a degree in Agriculture. During his college years, he joined the country band Stoney Ridge, answering a flyer the band posted around campus looking for a new vocalist. Strait renamed the group the Ace in the Hole (band)|Ace in the Hole and quickly became the lead, they began to perform at different honky tonks and bars around south and central Texas, traveling as far east as Huntsville, Texas|Huntsville and Houston, Texas|Houston .Cite journal |last =Kingsley |first =Paul |title = George Strait |place=Liner Notes for Strait Out of the Box |publisher = MCA Records |year = 1995 |location =|url = They gained a regional following and opened for national acts such as The Texas Playboys . Soon, his band was given the opportunity to record several Strait-penned singles including "That Don't Change The Way I Feel About You", http://www.nme.com/artists/george-strait George Strait biography, NME.com. for the Houston-based D label. However, the songs never achieved wide recognition, and Strait continued to manage his family cattle ranch during the day in order to make some extra cash.

While he continued to play with his band without any real connections to the music industry, Strait became friends with Erv Woolsey , who operated one of the bars in which the Ace in the Hole band played, and who had previously worked for the major label MCA Records . Woolsey convinced some of his Music Row connections to come to Texas and to listen to Strait and his band play. Impressed with the performance, MCA quickly signed Strait to a recording contract in February 1981. Billboard magazine|Billboard , September 26, 1981 The Ace in the Hole remained with Strait, performing as the backup and touring band for the now solo act.cite news|last =Erlewine |first =Stephen Thomas |coauthors = |title = George Strait Bio |work = |pages = |language = |publisher = Allmusic |year = 2006 |url = http://www.livedaily.com/artists/bio/103.html |accessdate = 2007-03-15 |archiveurl = http://www.livedaily.com/artists/bio/103.html |archivedate = 2006-11-11

Music career


1980s


In the spring of 1981, Strait released his first single for MCA Records, entitled "Unwound", which climbed into the top ten of the Hot Country Songs chart that year, and was included on his debut album Strait Country . The record featured two more singles including "Down and Out," a #16 hit for Strait, and " If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger (There's One Coming Home) ", which reached number three early in 1982, sparking a string of Top Ten hits that ran well into the '90s.Allmusic|class=artist|id=p1829/biography|pure_url=yes George Strait biography at Allmusic (retrieved March 22, 2008) Strait Country was hailed by critics as a traditionalist breakthrough that broke the trend of pop-influenced country prevalent at the time.Erlewine, Stephen. Allmusic|class=album|id=r94273|pure_url=yes Strait Country, Allmusic . The year 1982 also saw the release of Strait's second album, the critically acclaimed Strait from the Heart , which featured the first number one of his career, " Fool Hearted Memory " and the top five " Amarillo by Morning (song)|Amarillo by Morning ", regarded by many as one of the greatest country songs of all-time. http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2003-09-15-newyork_x.htm "'New York' tops place songs" - Development Counselors International - USA Today - 9/15/2003 http://www.cmt.com/shows/dyn/greatest_series/76600/episode_countdown.jhtml Countdown: The Greatest: 100 Greatest Songs - Show 1 (songs 100-76) - CMT.com In 1983, Strait made his first appearance at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo when the headlining star, Eddie Rabbitt came down sick with the flu. Strait has since become a mainstay throughout his career, making more than twenty appearances at the Rodeo, and playing to a total of more than one million fans.
Strait recorded 17 subsequent #1's in the decade, including a string of five that lasted from 1983-84 http://www.lpdiscography.cz/elpe.htm GEORGE STRAIT SINGLES, LP Discography. from his next two albums Right or Wrong (George Strait album)|Right or Wrong , his first number one album and the CMA award winning Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind . The next year, he won the CMA award for top male vocalist, and released his first Greatest Hits (George Strait album)|Greatest Hits compilation , which featured songs from his first three albums. Also in 1985, Strait released Something Special (George Strait album)|Something Special , the third straight number-one album of his career, featuring the number-one single " The Chair (song)|The Chair ".Erlewine, Stephen. Allmusic|class=album|id=r94279|pure_url=yes Something Special, Allmusic . In 1986, Strait repeated as the CMA vocalist of the year and released his fourth #1 album 7 (George Strait album)|#7 . Strait and his family were struck with tragedy when his 13-year-old daughter, Jenifer, was killed in an one-car non-alcohol related accident. She was riding in a Ford Mustang driven by Gregory Wilson Allen, 18, of Staples, Texas. He was subsequently charged with a Class A misdemeanor for vehicular homicide. Mike Cox, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin said "The responding trooper determined the cause of accident to be excessive speed and that the car did not negotiate the turn properly. Jenifer was riding in the front passengers seat and none of the four occupants were wearing seat belts at the time. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1986-06-27/news/8606280942_1_george-strait-allen-san-marcos When the vehicle flipped over onto its passengers side, Jenifer was partially ejected causing her to be dead upon impact. The incident did not hinder Strait's performance, as he went on to release 11 straight #1 hits, starting with " Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her " in 1986 and ending with " Ace in the Hole (George Strait song)|Ace in the Hole " in 1989. The singles spanned four albums, including #7 , Ocean Front Property in 1987, '' If You Ain't Lovin' You Ain't Livin' '' in 1988 and 1989's Beyond the Blue Neon , all of which reached the number one spot on country album charts. Ocean Front Property was the first Country Album to ever debut at #1 on the charts by any artist. The streak included such songs as "Ocean Front Property", " All My Ex's Live in Texas ", " Famous Last Words of a Fool " and " Baby Blue (George Strait song)|Baby Blue ", which is rumored to have been dedicated to his daughter. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php? id=8164 Baby Blue by George Strait, Song Facts. Strait finished the decade by winning the CMA entertainer of the year award in 1989. A year later, he won the award again.

1990s


Strait began the decade with the release of his tenth studio album, '' Livin' It Up (album)|Livin' It Up '', which featured two #1 hits including " Love Without End, Amen ", his first multi-week hit, and " I've Come to Expect It From You ". Both songs remained #1 for five weeks in 1990. Chill of an Early Fall shortly followed in 1991, and received positive reviews. Entertainment Weekly noted that the album marked a shift for Strait from "repeating himself" in his previous works to producing different material.Nash, Alanna. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,313934,00.html Chill of an Early Fall, Entertainment Weekly , 1991. It produced the #1's " If I Know Me " and " You Know Me Better Than That ", but ended his streak of 31 straight top ten hits with the cover of " Lovesick Blues ", which peaked at #24. The record blocked his run of eight top charting albums with its peak of #4. In the spring of 1992, Holding My Own was released. It did not produce any #1s but did include two top five songs including "So Much Like My Dad".
Later in 1992, Strait played the main character in the movie Pure Country , and released the film's soundtrack. It was his most successful studio album, producing such hits as "Heartland," " I Cross My Heart " and "When Did You Stop Loving Me," and peaked at #1 and #6 respectively on the country and Billboard 200 album charts. The success continued with his next album, Easy Come, Easy Go (George Strait album)|Easy Come, Easy Go in 1993, which reached the top five on the Billboard 200 and featured the hits "I'd Like to Have That One Back", "The Man in Love with You", and the #1 title track. His next four albums�including Lead On in 1994, Blue Clear Sky in 1996, Carrying Your Love with Me in 1997 and 1998's One Step at a Time (George Strait album)|One Step at a Time --all charted at #1, with Blue Clear Sky claiming the spot on its debut week, and Carrying Your Love with Me peaking at #1 on the Billboard 200 for the first time in Strait's career. This series of albums produced eight number one singles for Strait, including " You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody " " Carried Away (George Strait song)|Carried Away ", " One Night at a Time ", and " I Just Want to Dance with You ". During this period, Strait also released a four-disc box set career retrospective, Strait Out of the Box in 1995, which became the second best selling box set ever with shipments of 8 million in the United States. He also was named as the CMA's Top Male Vocalist in 1997 and 1998. Starting in '97, and continuing until the first year of the 21st century, Strait headlined the George Strait Country Music Festival, which included artists such has Tim McGraw , Faith Hill , Kenny Chesney , Alan Jackson and others. In an effort to introduce these acts to as many fans as possible, the festival promised not to visit any market more than twice. It played only a small number of dates, usually no more than twenty a year, but still managed to be the ninth biggest-grossing tour of 1998. In 2009 the George Strait Country Music Festival was voted the most important tour in the history of country music and the best selling country music tour in the 90s .cite news|last =Tafoya |first =Richard |coauthors = |title = George Strait Festival To Phase Out Return Engagements |work = |pages = |language = |publisher = LiveDaily |date = May 12, 1999 |url = http://www.livedaily.com/news/George_Strait_Festival_To_Phase_Out_Return_Engagements-138.html |accessdate = 2007-03-15

Strait completed the decade with the album Always Never the Same (George Strait album)|Always Never the Same in 1999, which peaked at #2 on country charts and matched the cross-over success of Pure Country by reaching #6 on the Billboard 200. The record produced the hits " What Do You Say to That ", " Meanwhile (song)|Meanwhile " and the #1 " Write This Down ". Reviews of the album's material were generally moderate, but Entertainment Weekly observed that at this point in his career, Strait could record the "most lightweight" material and "make it soar" on the radio with his "grace".Nash, Alanna. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,274615,00.html Always Never the Same, Entertainment Weekly . All in all, Strait scored 17 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country airplay charts in the decade, and carried his successes into the next century. http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/strait_george/bio.jhtml George Strait biography at CMT.com

2000 & ndash; present: Career today



On October 3, 2006, Strait marked his 30th year in the music industry with the release of a new album titled It Just Comes Natural . It featured fifteen new songs. Strait's long-time friend and songwriter, Dean Dillon co-wrote two of the songs on the album. It received generally positive reviews from critics. People (magazine)|People , in their four-star review, remarked that "If ever there was a natural in country music, it's Strait," while USA Today raved that "he continues to make such consistent quality look easy."cite news|last=|first = |coauthors = |title = George Strait's New Tour |work = |pages = |language = |publisher = Nashville Hype& #33; |date = November 2, 2006 |url = http://www.nashvillehype.com/archives/george_straits_new_tour_000500.htm |accessdate = 2007-03-15 |archiveurl = http://www.nashvillehype.com/archives/george_straits_new_tour_000500.htm |archivedate = 2006-11-27 The first single off the album, " Give It Away (George Strait song)|Give It Away " reached #1 and the title track, " It Just Comes Natural (song)|It Just Comes Natural " became his 42nd Billboard #1. In 2007, " Wrapped (George Strait song)|Wrapped " reached No. 1 on the Mediabase 24/7 country music charts, giving Strait his 55th overall number-one single. From January through April of that year, Strait headlined a twenty-three date arena tour with country music legend Ronnie Milsap and newcomer Taylor Swift . He released a new album titled Troubadour (George Strait album)|Troubadour on April 1, 2008. The CD contained 12 tracks, including a duet with Patty Loveless and another with long-time songwriter Dean Dillon . The lead single off the album, " I Saw God Today ", debuted at #19 on the Radio and Records and Billboard charts. It is the highest debut ever for a single from Strait and the fourth highest debut for a song in country music history. Troubadour debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album charts, selling over 160,000 copies in its first week of release. " River of Love " the 3rd single from the album became his 57th number-one song in 2009.Citation needed|date=September 2011
In April 2009, George Strait was honored by the Academy of Country Music with the Artist of the Decade Award. The artist of the decade award was presented to George Strait by the previous ACM Artist of the Decade Garth Brooks. In June of that year he headlined the first event at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas . Strait's single, " Living for the Night " was released on May 28, 2009, and was written by Strait, his son Bubba, and Dean Dillon. The song was the lead single off of his album Twang (album)|Twang , released on August 11, 2009. Twang has been certified gold status, for selling over 500,000 copies. In 2010, Billboard ranked Strait #1 in the top 25 country artists of the past 25 years. http://www.billboard.com/news/george-strait-tops-billboard-s-list-of-top-1004095949.story#/news/george-strait-tops-billboard-s-list-of-top-1004095949.story Never one to rest, Strait's newest album, Here for a Good Time (album)|Here for a Good Time , was released on September 6, 2011. The title track became his 58th #1 hit to date.

Personal life


In 1981, Strait and Norma welcomed son George Strait, Jr., known as "Bubba." Their daughter Jenifer was killed in an automobile accident in San Marcos, Texas, on June 25, 1986, at the age of 13. The family set up a foundation, The Jenifer Lynn Strait Foundation, which donates money to children's charities in the San Antonio, Texas area.cite web|last = |first = |coauthors = |title = Jenifer Strait |work = |pages = |language = |publisher = RachelJoyScott.net |date = |url = http://www.racheljoyscott.net/jenifer_strait/index.htm |accessdate = 2007-03-15
Bubba, who is a graduate of Texas A& M University , is pursuing a career as a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) team roping competitor.cite web |title = Strait Heir |url = http://sportybabe1.homestead.com/straitheir.html |accessdate = 2007-01-24 Strait was able to watch his son compete at the Houston Rodeo in 2006 shortly before taking the stage for his own performance.

Strait enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing, playing golf, and riding motorcycles. Along with his son, he is a member of the PRCA and partners in team roping competitions. George and his elder brother Buddy, who died in April 2009, hosted the annual George Strait Team Roping Classic , in which they competed against some of the best team ropers in the world. Strait has also said that he very seldom picks up a guitar when not in the studio or touring. He and his wife live in far north-west San Antonio in the wealthy gated community The Dominion as well as on a ranch near Cotulla, Texas , some 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of San Antonio. He is also a big fan of the National Basketball Association|NBA 's San Antonio Spurs and can be seen court-side at many of the Spurs' home basketball games.

Strait also is known for driving Chevrolet s, as he is the spokesman for a local Texas Chevrolet dealership, and often refers to Chevys in his songs.

Strait recently said in an interview that he will become a grandfather in February 2012 as his son George Strait Jr. and his wife are expecting their 1st child.

Discography


Main|George Strait albums discography|George Strait singles discographyIn Strait's more than 30 years of recording, all of which have been spent with MCA Records, he has garnered 58 No. 1 songs on all country charts (including Mediabase 24/7 , the former Radio & Records charts, and the now-defunct Gavin Report charts), and has more #1 hits than any other artist in any genre. His 44 Billboard magazine country No. 1's (to date) are a record, at the moment four more than previous record-holder Conway Twitty, who racked up 40, including several duets with Loretta Lynn . Additionally, Strait is also the first artist in the history of Billboard magazine to have at least one single enter the Top 10 of any given Billboard chart for 30 consecutive years, starting in 1981 when his debut single, "Unwound," peaked at #6 on the Hot Country Singles chart. (All of his Top 10 singles have been on that chart.)cite web|url= http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1636146/george-strait-first-to-achieve-30-consecutive-years-of-top-10-hits.jhtml|title=George Strait First to Achieve 30 Consecutive Years of Top 10 Hits. he also is second all time in top ten hits in the history of music currently 8 away from breaking the all time lead eddy arnold who had 92 in his historic caerer|publisher=CMT News|date=2010-04-14|accessdate=2010-05-23

Strait has sold more than 68.5 million albums in the United States http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php? table=tblTopArt Top Selling Artists (only with the albums) and his certifications from the RIAA include 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum and 38 gold albums. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php? table=tblArtTal Top Awarded Artists

Main albums


  • Here for a Good Time (album)|Here for a Good Time (2011)

  • Twang (album)|Twang (2009)

  • Troubadour (George Strait album)|Troubadour (2008)

  • It Just Comes Natural (2006)

  • Somewhere Down in Texas (2005)

  • Honkytonkville (2003)

  • The Road Less Traveled (George Strait album)|The Road Less Traveled (2001)

  • George Strait (album)|George Strait (2000)

  • Always Never the Same (George Strait album)|Always Never the Same (1999)

  • One Step at a Time (George Strait album)|One Step at a Time (1998)

  • Carrying Your Love with Me (1997)

  • Blue Clear Sky (1996)

  • Lead On (1994)

  • Easy Come, Easy Go (George Strait album)|Easy Come, Easy Go (1993)

  • Holding My Own (1992)

  • Chill of an Early Fall (1991)

  • '' Livin' It Up (album)|Livin' It Up (1990)

  • Beyond the Blue Neon (1989)

  • '' If You Ain't Lovin' You Ain't Livin' (1988)

  • Ocean Front Property (1987)

  • 7 (George Strait album)|#7 (1986)

  • Something Special (George Strait album)|Something Special (1985)

  • Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind (1984)

  • Right or Wrong (George Strait album)|Right or Wrong (1983)

  • Strait from the Heart (1982)

  • Strait Country (1981)


  • Filmography


    Strait has acted in several films. He had a bit part in The Soldier (film)|The Soldier (1982) and starred in Pure Country (film)|Pure Country (1992). He also appeared as himself in Grand Champion (2002).

    The film Pure Country featured George Strait in the lead role as Dusty Chandler, a famous country singer who strays too far from his country roots and traditional sound. It provided the opportunity for Strait to branch out from his own traditional country sound for a more rock-and-roll approach. The film saw little success at the box office, taking in only $15 million, but the soundtrack, also called Pure Country , produced several hit singles for Strait, and has become his best-selling album to date. Strait will have a limited role in the sequel to Pure Country , Pure Country 2: The Gift , which began filming in 2009.cite web
    |url = http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1625971/george-strait-will-have-limited-role-in-new-film-a-pure-country-gift.jhtml
    |title = George Strait Will Have Limited Role in New Film, A Pure Country Gift
    |publisher = MTV Networks
    |author = CMT News
    |accessdate = 2010-03-15

    Year !! Movie !! Role
    1982
    1992
    1998
    2002
    2003
    2011


    Awards


    Strait holds the record for most number one albums, gold albums, and platinum albums in the history of country music and is 11th in the most number one albums in all other genres. Strait is third only to Elvis Presley and The Beatles with the most gold and platinum albums in the history of music. He is also the ninth best selling artist in American music history,Citation needed|date=September 2009 and has recorded the most number one songs in the history of any genre. Strait is the only artist in the history of music to have a top ten hit every year for thirty years. He also is second all-time in top ten hits in the history of music currently ten away from breaking the all time record held by Eddy Arnold who had 92 in his historic career. Strait has also won 22 CMA Awards , including consecutive Entertainer of the Year honors in 1989 and 1990, and holds the career record for CMA nominations and as of 2008 holds the record for the most CMA awards. Strait also holds those same records for wins and nominations for the ACM Awards . Strait was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006, performing his then-latest No. 1 hit "Give it Away" right before accepting his replica Hall of Fame plaque at the 40th CMA Awards. He was only the second artist (after Eddy Arnold in 1966) to be inducted into the Hall of Fame while still actively recording and producing chart-topping hits and albums.

    As of June 8, 2010 George Strait was named the top country music artist of the past 25 years according to Billboard magazine . In October 2008, the Academy of Country Music Awards announced that they named Strait their Artist of the Decade for the 2000s. He was presented the award by the previous winner Garth Brooks. Past winners of the award are Marty Robbins (1960s), Loretta Lynn (1970s), Alabama (band)|Alabama (1980s) and Garth Brooks (1990s).
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    See also


    Commons|George Strait
  • George Strait Country Music Festival

  • List of best-selling music artists

  • List of best-selling music artists in the United States

  • Inductees of the Country Music Hall of Fame ( 2006 in country music|2006 Inductee)


  • Notes


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    References


  • Bego, Mark (2001). ''George Strait: the Story of Country's Living Legend . Citadel Press. ISBN 978-0-8065-2258-6

  • Dickinson, Chris. (1998). "George Strait". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music . Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp.& nbsp;513�4.

  • "Discography". http://www.georgestrait.com/discography.asp George Strait's Official Web Site. Retrieved August 27, 2004.

  • "Awards". http://www.georgestrait.com/awards.asp George Strait's Official Web Site. Retrieved August 27, 2004.

  • cite web

  • |last =Billboard Magazine
    |first =
    |title =George Strait
    |url = http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/bio/index.jsp? pid=2521& aid=91293
    |accessdate = 2007-01-24
  • cite web

  • |last =Universal Music Group Nashville
    |first =
    |title =George Strait - MCA
    |url = http://www.umgnashville.com/artist.aspx? ob=ros& src=lb& aid=8
    |accessdate = 2007-01-24

    Further reading


  • Cite book|last=Cantwell|first=David|last2=Marsh|first2=Dave|last3=Strait|first3=George|title=George Strait|publisher=Penguin Group USA|year=1996|isbn=9781572971219


  • External links


  • http://www.georgestrait.com/ George Strait Online

  • http://www.georgestrait.us/ George Strait - biography, discography, lyrics, photos, videos

  • http://www.umgnashville.com/georgestrait Official UMG Nashville Artist Page

  • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0833180 George Strait at the Internet Movie Database

  • http://www.countrymusichalloffame.org/full-list-of-inductees/view/george-strait Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

  • http://www.gstrc.com/ George Strait Team Roping Classic (GSTRC) homepage

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