GEORGE STRAIT EXPERIENCE:
Members: George Strait
Genre: Country Music
Hometown: Poteet, Texas
Awards: 16 CMA Awards, 4 AMAs, 10 ACM Awards, plus many more
Albums: Strait Country, Strait From The Heart, Right Or Wrong, Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind, Greatest Hits, Beyond the Blue Neon, Pure Strait, Always Never the Same, It Just Comes Natural, plus many more (34 total)
Hits: "Heartland”, “True”, “She’ll Leave You with a Smile”
Other: Has second most number one hit songs among any artist in any genre in history, totaling 53 number one hit songs
George Strait is a truly legendary country western singer from Pearsall, Texas. George Strait is well known for playing honky-tonk style country music, along with ballads, and western swing. After a stint in the army, Strait attended school in San Marcos, Texas and sang in a regional country band. A bar owner at one of the clubs his band played regularly helped set him up with an MCA recording contract. George Strait has spent much of his career touring and playing to his adoring fans. His tours regularly set attendance records and generate huge sums of money. In 2006 with only 18 concerts, George Strait’s tour earned over $15 million. George Strait and his band are considered one of the best in country music, and are able to draw songs from a massive repertoire of originals and country western standards. George Strait has made a tradition of playing the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and has twice set attendance records with more than 68,000 fans turning out to see him play.
George Strait has been inducted into Country Music’s Hall of Fame. He has more Country Music Awards nominations than any other artist. George Strait has the most No. 1 songs on Country Music’s Billboard charts. No other country musician has had more albums go gold or platinum in the US. In fact, only Elvis Presley and the Beatles have more gold and platinum albums overall. George Strait has also gained fame in his small but successful movie career, playing himself in various films, but also starring in Pure Country, about a country singer returning to his roots. He also recorded the soundtrack for the film, which produced several hit singles. Buy George Strait tickets and witness a living country music legend and one of the best performers in history!