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.


  • 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
  • 2007, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee


  • George "Bubba" Strait Jr. — Son
  • John Strait — Father
  • Norma Strait — Wife
  • Jenifer Strait — Daughter
  • Buddy Strait — Brother
  • Anna — Stepmother


  • 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)


  • Birth Name: George Strait
  • Birth Place: Poteet, TX
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Record producer

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