George Strait (born May 18, 1952) is a Grammy Award-winning American country music singer. George is referred to as the "King of Country," and critics call George a living legend.
George Strait is known for his unique style of western swing music, bar-room ballads, honky-tonk style, and fresh yet traditional country western music.
George won CMA Entertainer of the year in 1989 and 1990 and ACM Entertainer of the year in 1990. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, George has been nominated for more CMA and ACM awards and has more wins in both categories than any other artist. As of 2009, he holds the record for the most Number One hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts with 44 number one singles on that chart. Counting all other music charts, George has amassed a total of 57 number one hits overall, breaking a record previously set by Conway Twitty.
Strait's 38 hit albums (12 multi platinum, 22 platinum and four gold) rank him behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles. The RIAA has certified his albums at 68× platinum, denoting shipments of 58.5 million in the United States. His best-selling album is Pure Country (1992), which sold 6 million (6× Multi-platinum).
George Strait's highest certified album is George Out of the Box (1995),
which sold 2 million copies (8× Multi-Platinum due to being a box set with
four CDs). According to the RIAA, George is the tenth best-selling recording
artist in the United States overall.
In 2009, George was named Artist Of The Decade by the ACM.
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