George Strait’s wife Norma was his high school sweetheart. George Strait almost missed out on the love of his life, wife Norma. After George took his lady love on their first date, he didn’t ask her out again for a very long time. Thankfully, the country music legend realized his huge mistake and opened up about his actions to CBS Local, “Norma was the first girl I ever loved. We knew each other forever, growing up in a small town. I never really even thought anything about her, but then one day I asked her out and we went on a date. We didn’t see each other for a long time after that. Then one day, I thought, ‘I’m missing the boat here,’ and we started dating again.”The small town high school sweethearts eloped to Mexico on December 4, 1971. The couple soon after exchanged vows at a church in Pearsall, Texas. George remarried Norma Voss in Texas to satisfy their parents.
Later that same year, George joined United States Army and was stationed at the Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. Strait began performing with a U.S. Army-sponsored band called “Rambling Country.” George and Norma Strait have been married now for 46 years.
George Strait released his 40th studio album, Love Is Everything that could serve as a tribute the the relationship with his wife. The album features 13 new tracks, including the lead single “Give It All We Got Tonight.”
Through his rock-solid marriage to his hometown sweetheart, his devotion to his family, and his personal belief system, George has been able to successfully navigate life’s ups and downs.
What a stellar couple to emulate!