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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
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:
John Strait - Father
George 'Bubba' Strait Jr. - Son
Norma Strait - Wife
Jenifer Strait - Daughter
Buddy Strait - Brother
Anna - Stepmother
George Strait Awards:
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
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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