George Strait

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  • Birth Name: George Strait
  • Birth Place: Poteet, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/18/1952, Taurus
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; actor; record producer
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George Strait Fast Facts:
  • 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.
  • George Strait Relationships:
  • Buddy Strait - Brother
  • Anna - Stepmother
  • Norma Strait - Wife
  • Jenifer Strait - Daughter
  • George "Bubba" Strait Jr. - Son
  • John Strait - Father
  • George Strait Awards:
  • 2007 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2005 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2009 CMT Music Awards: CMT Performance of the Year - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Country Album - Winner
  • College:
  • 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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