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George Strait

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 Southwest Texas State University at 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(see 1980 in music). "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 (see 1982 in music). 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 singer to exceed that total.

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

External link

Arthur's George Strait web page