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George Strait

George Strait is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer from the United States. George Strait dubbed the "King of Country," is one of the most influential and well-known music artists of all time.

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He is known for being one of the first and most prominent country artists to bring country music back to its roots and away from the pop country era in the 1980s.

Background

George Strait was born on May 18, 1952, in Texas. His father, John Byron Strait, a junior high school maths teacher, owned a 2000 acre ranch in Texas that had been in the family for over 100 years. During George's childhood, his parents divorced, and his mother took her daughter with her, leaving George with custody of him and his brother.

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 popular bands 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, 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
Net Worth 2021: 300 million
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Last Modified: Jun 28 2021
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