George Harvey Strait on May 18, 1952 in Poteet, Texas the current
"King" of western swing and honky tonk was raised in
Pearsall, Texas and began playing with a rock band while just
enlisting in the military, he joined an Army sponsored band called
Rambling Country. Following an honorable discharge, George began
attending Southwest Texas State University in the mid-70's and
during his college years became lead singer for the Ace in Hole
Band which regularly played at local bars and honky tonks.
years later, he was discovered by MCA Records who signed him on
as a solo act, with Ace in the Hole serving as his backup touring
band. It wasn't long before Strait had his first Top Ten hit in
"If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger (There's One Coming
Home)" kicking off a string of hits throughout the 80's and
a perennial winner at the Country
Music Association Awards almost year after year.
of the most popular touring acts throughout the 90's, Strait released
continued to release such hit albums as Strait Out of the Box
(1995), Clear Blue Sky (1996), Carrying Your Love with Me (1997)
and One Step at a Time (1998) with a total of 17 No.. 1 hits on
the country charts including "One Night at a Time,"
"I Just Want to Dance With You" and "Write This
Strait continued to release more chartbuster
albums such as The Road Less Traveled, Honkytonkville, Somewhere
Down in Texas and It Just Comes Natural. His next
album, Troubador, debuted in April 2008 at No. 1 on the Billboard
In 2009, a
major nationwide television appearance featured top country stars
performing in tribute to the King of Country in "George Strait:
ACM Artist of the Decade All-Star Concert which aired on CBS.
Strait's next album, Here for a Good Time, was released on September 6, 2011, spinning off two No. 1 singles including the title track and "Love's Gonna Make It Alright".
The country's singer's latest album, Love is Everything, was released in 2013.
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