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Fact Sheet

OccupationSinger  
Musical genre:Country  
Birthday18 May 1952 (62)
SignTaurus
Birthplace  Poteet, Texas, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)
George Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country singer from Texas. He began playing music in high school, then in a band, Rambling Country (also Santee), in Hawaii during a stint in the army. After leaving the army in 1975, Strait studied at Texas State University-San Marcos while playing in a band called Ace in the Hole.

Ace in the Hole worked with D Records in the late 1970s, but the band ultimately failed (though they do still play as George Strait's band under the same name). George Strait decided to try a solo career, and signed with MCA Records in 1980. "Unwound" was his first single and his first hit, which was followed by 'Down and Out" and then a whole series of #1 singles, beginning with "Fool Hearted Memory" in 1982. He was one of the best-selling country singers of the 1980s, and one of the few from that decade who survived the influx of pop-country singers like Garth Brooks in the early 1990s. As at the beginning of 2003, George had made 38 # 1 singles, 2 less than Conway Twitty who is the only country music singer to exceed that total.

His 2003 albums are: For the Last Time: Live From the Astrodome and Honkytonkville.


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