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George Strait

George Strait is known as an American country music singer. He is most famous for being the “King of Country Music".

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Background

George Strait was born on May 18, 1952, in Texas. His father, John Byron Strait, owned a 2000 acre ranch in Texas that had been in the family for over 100 years. His dad was also a junior high school mathematics teacher. As a child, George's mother and father divorced and his mother left the family, taking only her daughter and leaving George and his brother alone with their father.

George and his younger brother John Jr. were raised by their father, where they spent their childhood in town during the week and stayed on the ranch on weekends. He was a student at Pearsall High School, where his music interest began. After high school, he enrolled at Southwest Texas State University where he studied agriculture and graduated in 1979. George played in various garage bands and was a fan of The Beatles and other bands that were popular in that era.

Marriage, Wife, and Children

In 1971, George Strait enlisted in the Army and married his girlfriend, Norma. They were married on December 4. 1971 in Mexico. Their daughter Jennifer was born on October 6, 1972. George Strait lost his daughter, Jennifer in a car accident when she was thirteen years old. He dedicated his song, "You'll Be There" to her. Strait is a religious person and he believes he will be with her in heaven someday. The family created a foundation in her honor, which is a fundraiser for charities that work in child care, education, and health.


Quick Facts
Birth Date: 18 May, 1952
Age: 67 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Poteet
Education: Texas State University
Gender: Male
Description: American country music singer, actor and music producer
Twitter Id: GeorgeStrait
Net Worth 2020: 300 million
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Last Modified: Jun 26 2020
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