George Strait is one of the most accomplished American country musician, singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer. He is known for his traditional country music. Strait grew his musical interest while he was in high School. There he played in a rock and roll garage band.
- 1 Quick Biography
- 2 Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
- 3 Education, School/College University
- 4 Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views
- 5 Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children
- 6 Professional Life and Career
- 7 Awards & Nominations
- 8 George Strait Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2022
- 9 Rumors and Controversy/Scandal
- 10 Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
George Harvey Strait Sr. or as the world knows him by the name of George Strait was born on May 18, 1952, in Poteet, Texas. In 1973, he joined his first country music band, at his army post. He left the army in 1975 and he resumed his study which he completed in 1975.
|Full Name/Real Name:||George Strait|
|Age:||70 years old|
|Birth Date:||May 18, 1952|
|Birth Place:||Poteet, Texas|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Parents:||Father: John Byron Strait
Mother: Doris Jean Couser
|Children:||Jenifer Strait, George Strait Jr.|
|Height:||5 ft 9 inche|
|Profession:||Singer, Music Producer, Record producer, Actor, Musician, Composer|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$350 Million|
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
George is 70 years old with a height of 5 ft 9 inches. Apart from this nothing much is known about his body measurements.
Education, School/College University
George attended Pearsall High school where he played music in a rock and roll garage band. As he grew up, his interest shifted to country music which was often performed live in Texas. Later he joined the Southwest Texas State University, where he had done his degree in Agriculture.
Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views
George Strait was born in Texas to a school teacher John Strait and his wife Doris Couser. He had two siblings. His parents divorced when he was still a child. His mother moved away with his sister, leaving behind George and his brother to be raised by their father.
Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children
George married his high school girlfriend Norma in 1971. They have two children, a daughter, and son. His daughter died in an accident when she was 13. In the memory of their daughter, the couple founded a foundation named ‘Lynn Strait Foundation.’
|marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced):||Married|
|When did he get married? (married date):||December 4, 1971|
|Does he have any relationship affair?||No|
|Is George Strait Gay?||No|
|Wife/Spouse? (name):||Norma Strait|
|Kids:||Jenifer Strait, George Strait Jr.|
Professional Life and Career
While George was in the army, at Hawaii, he began performing with an army sponsored band “Rambling Country” which also performed off-base under the name of “Santee.” George’s career started when he signed a deal with MCA Records in 1981. In the same year, his first single ‘Unwound’ released, which topped at number 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs.
In 1982, he released his second album ‘Strait from the Heart’ which ranked 18 on Billboard Top Country Albums. Other popular albums are ‘Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind’ (1984), ‘Something Special’ (1985), ‘Ocean Front Property’ (1987), and ‘Beyond the Blue Neon’ (1989). In 1992, his acting debut with ‘Pure country’, a musical western film directed by Christopher Cain.
In 2000, he released a self-titled album ‘George Strait’ and followed it with the critically acclaimed ‘The Road Less Traveled’ in 2001. His 2008 album ‘Troubadour’ is considered to be one of his best works as his album gained the Grammy Award for Best Country Album.
Awards & Nominations
George holds the record for the most of No.1 albums and singles, gold albums, platinum albums and multi-platinum albums in the history of country music. Strait is third only to Elvis Presley and The Beatles with the most gold and platinum albums in the history of music.
Strait has been certified as the 12th-best selling artist in American history. Strait was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Strait is also titled with Merle Haggard for the most male vocalist-of-the-year awards. In 2009 he won the Grammy Awards for Best Country Album for 2008 Troubadour album.
George Strait Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2022
George is one of the highest-paid country music singers in the world. Apart from this, he earns a huge amount of money through his music sales, tours and concerts. He has a net worth of $350 million as of August 2022.
Rumors and Controversy/Scandal
Not much information is known about controversy against George Strait.
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
Yes, he has an official Facebook page with a fan likes of 6.9M people. A twitter account with 392K followers and an Instagram account with 4.41 M followers.
“King of Country” as he is addressed by his fans, George developed his own unique style of bar-room ballads, western swing and honky-tonk style music in country music. He has sold more than 70 million albums in the US till today and holds the world record for having the maximum number-one hit singles in the history of music.