- Served in the Army from 1971-75.
- First No. 1 country song was 1982's "Fool Hearted Memory." As of 2007, he has a total of 54 chart-toppers from his winning mix of honky-tonk and Western swing.
- Member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
- In 1986, his 13-year-old daughter Jenifer was killed in a motorcycle crash. He dedicated his CMA Male Vocalist of the Year award that year to her memory.
- Made People's most beautiful list in 1990.
- Acted in a handful of projects, including 1992's Pure Country in which he played a troubled country singer.
- As of 2007, he has received 16 CMA Awards — including two as Entertainer of the Year and five for Male Vocalist of the Year — and 15 Academy of Country Music® Awards.
- Received the National Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush in 2003.
- Inducted into the County Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
- 2007, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
- 2009, CMT Music Awards — CMT Performance of the Year: Winner
- 2005, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Nominee
- 2008, Grammy — Best Country Album: Winner
- Norma Strait — Wife
- Jenifer Strait — Daughter
- Buddy Strait — Brother
- Anna — Stepmother
- George "Bubba" Strait Jr. — Son
- John Strait — Father
- Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University)
- Graduated Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University)
- Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX (BS in Agriculture, 1979)
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