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George Strait

George Strait


George Robert Strait is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor and record producer who has sold more than 68.5 million records since his career began in the mid-1980s. George has also appeared in popular events and stages across the country with fans buying George Strait tickets by the thousands. Catch your cheap George Strait tickets at


Early Life 


George Strait was born in Texas in 1952. His father died when he was young and his mother remarried to a man with whom she had several more children. George grew up on a ranch outside of town, where he learned how to fix things with his hands and do chores on the farm. He also picked cotton during the summers for extra money to help support his family during difficult times until he left home at eighteen years old for Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a music career.






George Strait's professional music career began when he met Jimmy C. Newman at a jamboree in Texas in the early 1970s. He performed with him and later joined the road band for another performer named Donny Young. He was offered a contract with ABC Records in 1975, but turned it down because the company did not allow its artists to appear on outside recordings. He recorded several albums including Strait Country, Strait from the Heart and Portrait of an Artist before starting his own record label, which he called MCA (Monarch Records). He released seven albums on his MCA label between 1981 and 1984; all of them hit No. 1 on the country charts and were certified platinum. He performed the song in a number of live audiences with fans buying out George Strait tickets.




In 1980, George Strait signed with Capitol Records and released his first number 1 single called 'Amarillo by Morning'. The song was co-written by its producer, Jim Witter. He won the Country Music Association's Horizon Award that same year and was named Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. That same year, he also recorded 'Fool Hearted Memory' with Linda Ronstadt in Nashville for her album 'Heart Like a Wheel'. His hit streak in 1981 was ended when he recorded 'Til I Gain Control Again' with Dolly Parton in Nashville for her album 'Trio'. It was a top 10 hit on the charts, but it was not included on his albums because he did not write it. However, he won the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year award again and gave one of his best performances on the 1982 TV special 'George Strait: Texas Troubadour'.


Strait's first number 1 album and single came in 1983 with 'Right or Wrong', which topped both charts for five weeks each. He tied his previous career record of four consecutive Entertainer of the Year awards from the Academy of Country Music that same year as well as earning another Horizon Award from that organization. 'Right or Wrong' was followed into the number 1 spot by 'You Look So Good in Love', which he wrote with Dean Dillon. It was his last single to top both charts for five weeks each.


Strait's next single, 'Fool Hearted Memory', was also written with Dillon and hit No. 1 on the country charts in 1984, but missed out on the pop charts entirely. His first platinum album came that same year when 'The Fireman' sold more than one million copies and thousands of George Strait tickets. It won him his first Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male.


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