GEORGE STRAIT Biography - Musicians


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Name: George Strait                                                                 
Birth name: George Harvey Strait                                                   
Born: 18 May 1952 Poteet, Texas, United States                                     
George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), nicknamed " King George" is an           
American country music singer. The native Texan is known for his honky tonk         
country western sound. Strait is sometimes referred to as the "King of Country"     
and some critics call Strait a living legend (Bego, 2001). He is well known for     
his unique style of western swing music, barroom ballads, honky-tonk style, and     
fresh yet traditional country western music.                                       
George won CMA Entertainer of the year in 1989 & 1990. And ACM Entertainer of       
the year in 1990. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Strait has been       
nominated for more CMA awards than any other artist. He holds the record for       
most Number 1 songs on Billboard Country Music charts and second on all charts     
behind Conway Twitty.                                                               
Strait has had more albums certified gold or platinum in the United States than     
any other country artist and only Elvis Presley and The Beatles have more