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George Strait

Background information
Birth name George Harvey Strait
Also known as King George
Born May 18, 1952 (1952-05-18) (age 55)
Origin Poteet, Texas, Flag of the United States USA
Genre(s) Country music
Occupation(s) singer, record producer
Years active 1981-present
Label(s) MCA Nashville Records
(1981-present)
Website www.georgestrait.com

George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. The native Texan is known for his honky tonk country western sound. Strait is sometimes referred to as the "King of Country" and some critics call Strait a living legend (Bego, 2001). He is well known for his unique style of western swing music, barroom ballads, honky-tonk style, and fresh yet traditional country western music. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links George_strait_2005_cropped. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Poteet is a city in Atascosa County, Texas. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... See also: 1980 in country music, 1981 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... MCA Nashville Records is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... See also: 1980 in country music, 1981 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None Area 696,241 km² (2nd)  - Land 678,907 km²  - Water 17,333 km² (2. ... Honky tonk was originally the name of a type of bar common throughout the southern United States, also Honkatonk or Honkey-tonk. ... Country music, once known as Country and Western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ...


A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Strait has been nominated for more CMA awards than any other artist. He holds the record for most Number 1 songs on Billboard Country Music charts, and has had more albums certified gold or platinum in the United States than any other country artist and only Elvis Presley and The Beatles have more overall. Elvis redirects here. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...

Contents

Early Years

Strait was born in Poteet, Texas and grew up in Pearsall, Texas. His father, John Byron Strait, was a junior high school mathematics teacher. The Straits would often leave Pearsall on the weekends and in the summers to work at the family's 2,000 acre (8 km²) cattle ranch outside of Big Wells, Texas. Strait's parents divorced when he was in third grade, after his mother left, taking her daughter with her. Strait and his brother remained behind with their dad. Poteet is a city in Atascosa County, Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Pearsall is a city located in Frio County, Texas. ... Middle school and junior high school cover a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education and serve as a bridge between them. ... For other meanings of mathematics or uses of math and maths, see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation). ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... Ranching is the raising of cattle or sheep on rangeland, although one might also speak of ranching with regard to less common livestock such as elk, bison or emu. ... Big Wells is a city in Dimmit County, Texas, United States. ...


Strait began playing with a rock band in high school, but his preference turned to country music. He counts country singers Merle Haggard, George Jones, Bob Wills and Hank Williams as his primary country music influences. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... For other persons named George Jones, see George Jones (disambiguation). ... James Robert (Bob) Wills (March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975) was an American country musician, songwriter, and big band leader. ... For other persons named Hank Williams, see Hank Williams (disambiguation). ...


After graduating from high school, Strait enrolled in college, but dropped out and eloped with his high school sweetheart, Norma. They initially married in Mexico but repeated their vows in a church in Texas a few weeks later. College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... To elope, most literally, merely means to run away. ...


In 1971, Strait enlisted in the US Army. While stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii as a part of the 25th Infantry division (light), he began performing with an Army-sponsored band, Rambling Country, which played off-base under the name Santee. On October 6, 1972, while still in Hawaii, George and Norma welcomed their first child, Jenifer. Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Strait was honorably discharged from the army in 1975. He chose to return to his studies, enrolling at Southwest Texas State University (SWT), now Texas State University, in San Marcos, Texas. He graduated in 1979 with a degree in agriculture. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Texas State University–San Marcos (often referred to as Texas State) is a doctoral granting university located in San Marcos, Texas, United States. ... Image:Marcos. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Music career

Gaining a Recording Contract

While attending SWT, Strait joined the Ace in the Hole Band, who had been advertising for a new lead singer. Beginning October 14, 1975, the band played honky tonks and bars around south and central Texas and as far east as Huntsville and Houston.[1] They gained a regional following and opened for national acts such as The Texas Playboys. Honky tonk was originally the name of a type of bar common throughout the southern United States, also Honkatonk or Honkey-tonk. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... Central Texas (a part of which is Texas Hill Country), is a region in the U.S. state of Texas. ... 66 Foot Tall Statue of Sam Houston in Huntsville, Texas. ... Houston redirects here. ... The Texas Playboys were a Western Swing band, long led by Bob Wills, and considered by many to be the definitive progenitor of that musical genre. ...


In the late 1970s, while Strait continued to manage a cattle ranch during the day,[1] the band recorded several singles in a Houston studio that were released under the Dallas, Texas based "D" record label, but they never achieved wide recognition.[2] A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... For the illustrated magazine, see Studio Magazine. ... Dallas redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ...


Strait became friends with Erv Woolsey, who operated one of the bars in which the band played, and who had previously worked for MCA Records. Woolsey convinced some of his Music Row connections to come to Texas and listen to Strait and Ace in the Hole play. Impressed with his performance, MCA quickly signed Strait. The Ace in the Hole Band continued to play with Strait, but now as his backup/touring band.[2] MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ...


Recordings

Strait's first single, "Unwound", quickly became a Top Ten hit. This was followed by "Down and Out" and then a whole series of #1 singles, beginning with "Fool Hearted Memory" in 1982. Strait was one of the best-selling country singers of the 1980s, and one of the few from that decade who survived the influx of rock-country singers such as Garth Brooks in the early 1990s.[2] Country music singer George Straits first number one single, written by Byron Hill and Blake Mevis. ... See also: 1981 in country music, 1982 in music, other events of 1982, 1983 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) January 9 – Fourteen Carat Mind – Gene Watson January... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ...


His long-time producer Tony Brown, who has collaborated with Strait on more than 15 albums, attributes Strait's success to his understanding of what types of music work best for his voice and his fans, and his insistence on remaining true to his own style of music without trying to constantly reinvent himself.[3] His signature style consists primarily of hardcore honky-tonk and Western swing.[2]


In 1995, Strait released a four-disc boxed set career retrospective. "Strait out of the Box" became the 2nd best selling box set ever with shipments of 8 million in the United States.[2]


On October 3, 2006, Strait marked his 30th year in the music industry with the release of a new album titled It Just Comes Natural. It contains 15 newly recorded songs using Strait's longtime friend and songwriter, Dean Dillon. The album received positive reviews from critics. People Magazine, in their four-star review, remarked that "If ever there was a natural in country music, it's Strait," while USAToday raved that "He continues to make such consistent quality look easy."[4] The first single off the album, "give it away" reached #1 and the title track, "It Just Comes Natural (song)" became his 42nd Billboard #1. In 2007, "wrapped" reached No. 1 on the Mediabase 24/7 country music charts, giving Strait his 55th overall number-one single. is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dean Dillon (born March 26, 1955) is an American country music singer-songwriter, primarily known for his songwriting successes. ... People, a weekly magazine of celebrity and popular culture news, debuted on February 27, 1974. ... USA TODAY is a national American newspaper published by the Gannett Corporation. ... It Just Comes Natural is a single by American country music singer George Strait that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. ... Wrapped is a single by country music singer George Strait that reached #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. ... Mediabase is a division of Premiere Radio Networks. ...


Records Held

In Strait's more than twenty-five years of recording, all of which have been spent with MCA Records, he has garnered 55 No. 1 songs on all country charts (including Mediabase 24/7, the old Radio & Records charts, and the now-defunct Gavin Report charts),and has more no. 1s than anyone in any genre. His 42 Billboard magazine country No. 1's have set a record, two more than previous record-holder Conway Twitty.[3] Mediabase is a division of Premiere Radio Networks. ... Radio and Records (R&R) is a weekly trade magazine that tracks radio airplay from the various genres including Pop, Country, R&B and many others. ... Conway Twitty (September 1, 1933 - June 5, 1993), born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, was one of the United States most successful country music artists of the 20th century. ...


Strait has sold more than 62 million recordings and his certifications from the RIAA include 13 multi-platinum, 32 platinum and 35 gold albums. His overall certification numbers are third of all musicians, behind Elvis Presley and The Beatles.[3][1] The RIAA Logo. ... Elvis redirects here. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


Strait has won 16 CMA Awards, including consecutive entertainer of the year honors in 1989 and 1990, and holds the career record for CMA nominations with seventy-three. Strait was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Strait performed his No. 1 hit "Give it Away" right before accepting his replica Hall of Fame plaque at the 40th CMA Awards. He was only the second artist (after Eddy Arnold in 1966) to be inducted into the Hall of Fame while still actively recording and producing chart-topping hits. The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ... Eddy Arnold (May 15, 1918) is an American country music singer. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


Touring

One of the top touring country acts of the 1990s, Strait's concerts have set attendance records at more than twenty venues around the United States.[4] His 2006 tour, which included only 18 performances, grossed over $15 million. Strait attributes his success as a performer to the fact that he and his band, who are "musically very tight," have a large pool of songs to draw from, and perform those songs very similar to how they sound on the albums.[3]


From 1997 through 2001 Strait headlined the George Strait Country Music Festival which included artists such has Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson and many more. In an effort to introduce these acts to as many fans as possible, the festival promised not to visit any market more than twice. The festival played only a small number of dates, usually no more than 20, but still managed to be the ninth biggest-grossing tour of 1998.[5] The George Strait Chevy Truck Country Music Festival was a touring Country Music festival that featured many top country acts and was headlined by George Strait. ... For the song by Taylor Swift, see Tim McGraw (song). ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, known professionally by her first married name Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to fellow country singer Tim McGraw. ... Kenny Chesney (born Kenneth Arnold Chesney, March 26, 1968 in Knoxville, Tennessee[1] ) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... For other persons named Alan Jackson, see Alan Jackson (disambiguation). ...


Since 1983, Strait has often appeared at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, recording his album For the Last Time: Live From the Astrodome during the final show at the Astrodome in 2002. The event set the record for paid attendance at the Astrodome with 68,266 people, breaking Latin superstar Selena's previous record of approximately 67,000 in 1993. The following year the Rodeo moved to Reliant Stadium. Strait's 2004 performance at Reliant Stadium set a new Rodeo attendance record, with 68,679 people attending his performance. In his more than twenty appearances at the Houston Rodeo, Strait has played to a total of more than 1 million fans. Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, also called RodeoHouston, with attendance approaching over two and a half million visitors per year, is the worlds largest livestock exhibition as well as the worlds largest rodeo event, requiring the support of sixteen thousand volunteers. ... Reliant Astrodome, also known as the Houston Astrodome or simply the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium, the first of its kind, located in Houston, Texas. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Reliant Stadium is a football stadium in Houston, Texas. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From January through April 2007 Strait headlined a twenty-three date arena tour with Ronnie Milsap and newcomer Taylor Swift. The tour, originally scheduled to end in early March with back-to-back shows at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, was postponed until the end of April after Strait came down with laryngitis.[3] April 2007 is the fourth month of the year. ... Ronnie Milsap (born Ronnie Lee Milsap January 16, 1943 in Robbinsville, North Carolina) is an American Country/Pop Singer and Musician. ... This article is about the musician. ...


Filmography

Strait has acted in multiple feature films. He had a bit part in The Soldier (1982) and Mystery, Alaska and starred in Pure Country (1992). He also appeared as himself in The Horse Whisperer (1998) and Grand Champion (2002). This article is about motion pictures. ... A bit part is a supporting acting role with at least one line of dialogue. ... Mystery, Alaska is a 1999 movie directed by Jay Roach. ... Pure Country is a 1992 film released by Warner Bros. ... The Horse Whisperer (1998) is the most boring movie of all time. ... The Grand Champion, starring Jacob Fisher, George Strait, Emma Roberts and Nataile Maines, is about a young boy who wants his calf Hokey to grow up to be the Grand Champion. ...


Pure Country featured George Strait in the lead role as "Dusty", a famous country singer who strays too far from his country roots and traditional sound. The movie provided the opportunity for Strait to branch out from his own traditional country sound for a more rock-and-roll approach. The soundtrack to the album, also called Pure Country, produced several hit singles for Strait.

Year Movie Role
1982 The Soldier Codename: The Soldier
1992 Pure Country Dusty Wyatt Chandler
1998 The Horse Whisperer Soundtrack Only
2002 Grand Champion Himself
2003 King of the Hill Voice of Cornell

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Personal Information

On May 14, 1981, Strait and Norma welcomed their second child, son George Strait, Jr., known as "Bubba." Their daughter Jenifer was killed in an automobile accident in San Marcos, Tx in 1986, at the age of thirteen. The family set up a foundation, The Jenifer Lynn Strait Foundation, which donates money to children's charities in the San Antonio, Texas area.[6] Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... San Antonio redirects here. ...


Bubba, who is a graduate of Texas A&M University, is pursuing a career as a PRCA team roping competitor.[7] Strait was able to watch his son compete at the Houston Rodeo in 2006 shortly before taking the stage for his own performance. Texas A&M University redirects here. ... The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) is an organization whose members compete in rodeos around the United States. ...


As pastimes, Strait enjoys fishing, playing golf, and riding motorcycles. George is a member of the PRCA and partners with his son Bubba in team roping competitions. Strait and his older brother Buddy host the annual George Strait Team Roping Classic, in which they compete against some of the best team ropers in the world. Strait has also said that he very seldom picks up a guitar when not in the studio or touring. For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ... The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) is an organization whose members compete in rodeos around the United States. ...


Strait and his wife live in far northwest San Antonio in the wealthy gated community The Dominion as well on a ranch near Cotulla, Texas some 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of San Antonio. He is also a big fan of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs and can be seen courtside at many of the Spurs' home basketball games. Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... Cotulla is a city located in La Salle County, Texas. ... NBA redirects here. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Discography

Albums

For a complete album discography, see George Strait discography.

A George Strait discography. ...

Singles

For a complete singles discography, see George Strait Singles.

A George Strait discography. ...

Awards

Year Awards Award
2007 Country Music Association Album of the Year - "It Just Comes Natural" (Two Trophies: Artist, and Producer)
2007 Country Music Association Song of the Year - "Give It Away" (Awarded to Songwriters)
2007 Academy of Country Music Single of the Year - "Give It Away" (Two Trophies: Artist, and Producer)
2007 Academy of Country Music Song of the Year - "Give It Away"
2006 Country Music Hall of Fame Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
2006 Honorary Doctoral Degree Doctor of Humane Letters presented by Texas State University – San Marcos
2005 Country Music Association Musical Event of the Year - "Good News, Bad News" (with Lee Ann Womack)
2003 Academy of Country Music Career Achievement
2003 CMT 40 Greatest Men of Country Music Ranked #9
2002 Country Weekly Favorite Collaborative Song - "Designated Drinker" (with Alan Jackson)
2001 Country Music Association Song of the Year - "Murder On Music Row"
2000 Country Music Association Vocal Event of the Year - "Murder On Music Row" (with Alan Jackson)
2000 Country Weekly / TNN/CMT Music Awards Album of the Year - Always Never The Same
2000 Country Weekly / TNN/CMT Music Awards    Entertainer of the Year
2000 Country Weekly / TNN/CMT Music Awards Male Artist of the Year
2000 Country Weekly / TNN/CMT Music Awards Single of the Year - "Write This Down"
2000 Country Weekly / TNN/CMT Music Awards Impact Artist of the Year
1999 Country Weekly / TNN/CMT Music Awards Album of the Year - One Step At A Time
1999 Country Weekly Golden Pick Awards Favorite Enteratiner
1999 Country Weekly Golden Pick Awards Favorite Male Artist
1999 Country Weekly Golden Pick Awards Favorite Video Enteratiner
1999 Country Weekly Golden Pick Awards Favorite Line Dance Song - "I Just Want To Dance With You"
1999 Country Weekly Golden Pick Awards Favorite Song - "I Just Want To Dance With You"
1998 American Music Awards Favorite Album - Carrying Your Love With Me
1988 American Music Awards Favorite Male Artist
1988 Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year
1997 Academy of Country Music Album of the Year - Carrying Your Love With Me
1997 Academy of Country Music Top Male Vocalist
1997 American Music Awards Favorite Album - Blue Clear Sky
1997 Country Music Association Album of the Year - Carrying Your Love With Me
1997 Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year
1997 TNN/Music City News Album of the Year - Blue Clear Sky
1996 Academy of Country Music Album of the Year - Blue Clear Sky
1996 Academy of Country Music Top Male Vocalist
1996 Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year
1996 Country Music Association Album of the Year - Blue Clear Sky
1996 Country Music Association Single of the Year - "Check Yes Or No"
1996 Music City News Country Single of the Year - "Check Yes Or No"
1996 TNN/Music City News Album of the Year - Lead On
1996 TNN/Music City News Single of the Year - "Check Yes Or No"
1996 TNN/Music City News Video of the Year - "Check Yes Or No"
1995 Academy of Country Music Single of the Year - "Check Yes Or No"
1991 American Music Awards Favorite Male Artist
1990 Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year
1989 Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year
1989 Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year
1988 Academy of Country Music Top Male Vocalist
1986 Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year
1986 Music City News Country Male Artist of the Year
1985 Academy of Country Music Album of the Year - Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
1985 Academy of Country Music Top Male Vocalist
1985 Country Music Association Album of the Year - Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
1985 Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year
1984 Academy of Country Music Top Male Vocalist

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This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ... Texas State University-San Marcos is a doctoral granting university located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor, the largest campus in the Texas State University System, and the 6th largest in the state. ... See also: 2004 in country music, 2005 in music, other events of 2005, 2006 in country music and the List of years in Country Music // April 30 - Billboard magazine renames the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart Hot Country Songs. ... 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See also: 2001 in country music, 2002 in music, other events of 2002, 2003 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events November – Shania Twain returned with her fourth album, Up!. It opened at No. ... Country Weekly is a bi-weekly (once every two weeks) American magazine devoted to country music. ... See also: 2000 in country music, 2001 in music, other events of 2001, 2002 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) 1 - No. ... See also: 1999 in country music, 2000 in music, other events of 2000, 2001 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... TNN may be: TNN Networks, a telecommunications company in Israel TNN Radio, a radio network in Bulgaria The Nashville Network, a television network today called Spike TV The New Naphtilians, a webcomic by Geppers Creepers This is a disambiguation page &#8212; a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... CMT can refer to: Cadmium Mercury Telluride Canal Metropolitano Televisión Catalog Management Table Certified Market Technician Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Childrens Musical Theatreworks of Fresno, California Chip Multi Threading Comision del Mercado de las Telecommunicaciones, the Spanish communications industry regulator. ... See also: 1998 in country music, 1999 in music, other events of 1999, 2000 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // March 6 – Legendary performer George Jones, in the midst of a comeback this year, is seriously injured when he crashed his Lexus... See also: 1997 in country music, 1998 in music, other events of 1998, 1999 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // January 10 – Retro Country USA, a weekly two-hour syndicated radio program spotlighting major country hits of the 1980s (along with some... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... See also: 1996 in country music, 1997 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events July 12 – The song, Its Your Love by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill becomes the first song in 20 years... See also: 1995 in country music, 1996 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // June 28 - First annual Country Stampede Music Festival begins October 6 – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are married, and quickly become country... See also: 1994 in country music, 1995 in music, other events of 1995, 1996 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // (as certified by Billboard magazine) 1 - No. ... See also: 1990 in country music, 1991 in music, other events of 1991, 1992 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // One of country musics most successful albums ever was released in 1991. ... < -- Please excuse the mess - this is a work in progress. ... See also: 1988 in country music, 1989 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // (As certified by Billboard magazine) 1 - No. ... See also: 1987 in country music, 1988 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Time-Life Records releases the first volume of its Country USA series. ... See also: 1985 in country music, 1986 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events For the first time in its 42-year history, there is a new No. ... See also: 1984 in country music, 1985 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // A story published in the New York Times declares that country music is dead. ... See also: 1983 in country music, 1984 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ...

See also

The George Strait Chevy Truck Country Music Festival was a touring Country Music festival that featured many top country acts and was headlined by George Strait. ... This is the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This is a list of inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. ... // January 14 – With the song, She Let Herself Go, George Strait scores his 40th No. ...

References

  • Bego, Mark (2001). George Strait: the Story of Country's Living Legend. Citadel Press. ISBN 9780806522586
  • Dickinson, Chris. (1998). "George Strait". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 513-4.
  • "Discography". George Strait's Official Web Site. Retrieved August 27, 2004.
  • "Awards". George Strait's Official Web Site. Retrieved August 27, 2004.
  • Billboard Magazine. George Strait. Retrieved on 2007-01-24.
  • Universal Music Group Nashville. George Strait - MCA. Retrieved on 2007-01-24.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Kingsley, Paul (1995), George Strait, Liner Notes for Strait Out of the Box: MCA Records
  2. ^ a b c d e Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "George Strait Bio", All Music Guide, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-03-15. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Stark, Phyllis. "Being George Strait", American Chronicle, February 26, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-03-15. 
  4. ^ a b "George Strait's New Tour", Nashville Hype!, November 2, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-03-15. 
  5. ^ Tafoya, Richard. "George Strait Festival To Phase Out Return Engagements", LiveDaily, May 12, 1999. Retrieved on 2007-03-15. 
  6. ^ Jenifer Strait. RachelJoyScott.net. Retrieved on 2007-03-15.
  7. ^ Strait Heir. Retrieved on 2007-01-24.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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