George Strait’s wife Norma Strait was his high school sweetheart (then Norma Voss). 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 47 years.
3 Norma Strait Fast Facts
- Who old is Norma Strait? Norma Strait is 65 years old (born in 1954) and George Strait is 67 years old (born May 18, 1952).
- Where did Norma Strait grow up? Norma grew up in Pearsall, Texas in Frio Country, southwest of San Antonio. She attended high school with George.
- How long has Norma Strait been married to George? 47 years (Norma and George eloped in Mexico and married on Dec. 4, 1971)
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!