Country Music Trivia: 18 Entertaining George Strait Facts

George Strait Facts

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How well do you know George Strait aka "King George" aka the "King of Country"? Expand your knowledge with these George Strait facts!

George Strait aka the “King of Country” is one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time. The 68-year-old Texan (born May 18, 1952) is loved for cowboy exterior, his traditional country music style, and humble demeanor. During the span of his fruitful career, he has sold more than 100 million records globally, making him one of the best-selling recording artists of all time! Enjoy more George Strait facts below!

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18 George Strait Facts

1) Besides playing guitar, George is also one heck of a piano player.

2) He’s a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, but surprisingly enough— he’s not a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

3) George Strait helped pave the way for other more traditional sounding country artists such as Clint Black, Garth Brooks, and Alan Jackson.

4) In the late 1970’s, Strait tried to establish himself as an artist in Nashville, but failed since he lacked connections in Music City.

5) Rap artist Drake referenced Strait in his 2012 hit “HYFR,” which features the line “all my exes live in Texas like I’m George Strait.”

6) The ranch he was raised on in Pearsall, Texas, had been in the Strait family for over 100 years.

7) His hobbies include hunting, steer-roping, golfing, and skiing.

8) George Strait stands 5’10” and weighs about 160 lbs.

9) You can spot George playing a honky tonk country singer in the 1982 film ‘The Soldier.’

10) The country music icon ranks behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley as having the most hit  #1 albums.

11) He voiced a cartoon trucker named “Cornell” in an episode of King of the Hill in 2003.

12) The singer-songwriter has a line of western shirts and jeans by Wrangler, cowboy hats by Resistol, and cowboy boots by Justin.

13) George is a spokesman for Cavender Chevrolet, a dealership in Boerne, Texas.

14) He has been signed to MCA Records for his entire recording career.

15) In 1994, Strait recorded “Fly Me to the Moon” as a duet with Frank Sinatra.

16) In February 2020, Strait’s career-total ticket sales passed 10 million tickets sold. He is the eighth solo artist to reach this achievement and only the second country music artist to surpass 10 million tickets sold.

17) In the mid-1970s, George attended Southwest Texas State University and earned a degree in agriculture.

18) Strait eloped in Mexico with his high school sweetheart Norma Voss on December 4, 1971. The pair have two children, Jenifer Lynn Strait (who passed away on June 25, 1986 at age 13) and George Harvey Strait Jr. aka “Bubba” (born May 14, 1981).

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George Strait “I Cross My Heart” Music Video

“I Cross My Heart” Lyrics 

Our love is unconditional
We knew it from the start
I can see it in your eyes
You can feel it from my heart
From here on after
Let’s stay the way we are right now
And share all the love and laughter
That a lifetime will allow.
I cross my heart
And promise to
Give all I’ve got to give
To make all your dreams come true
In all the world
You’ll never find
A love as true as mine
You will always be the miracle
That makes my life complete
And as long as there’s a breath in me
I’ll make yours just as sweet
As we look into the future
It’s as far as we can see
So let’s make each tomorrow
Be the best that it can be
I cross my heart
And promise to
Give all I’ve got to give
To make all your dreams come true
In all the world
You’ll never find
A love as true as mine
And if along the way we find a day
It starts to storm
You’ve got the promise of my love
To keep you warm
In all the world
You’ll never find
A love as true as mine
A love as true as mine

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