George Strait

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George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, actor and music producer known as the "King of Country" and one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time. He is known for his neotraditionalist country style, cowboy look, and being one of the first and main country artists to bring country music back to its roots and away from the pop country era in the 1980s.

Strait's success began when his first single "Unwound" was a hit in 1981. During the 1980s, seven of his albums reached number one on the country charts. In the 2000s, Strait was named Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music, was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and won his first Grammy award for the album Troubadour. Strait was named CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1989, 1990 and 2013, and ACM Entertainer of the Year in 1990 and 2014. He has been nominated for more CMA and ACM awards and has more wins in both categories than any other artist. In 2009, he broke Conway Twitty's previous record for the most number-one hits on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart when his 44 number one singles surpassed Twitty's 40. Counting all music charts, Strait has amassed a total of 60 number-one hits, breaking a record also previously set by Twitty.

Strait has sold more than 70 million albums in the United States and his certifications from the RIAA include 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum, and 38 gold albums. His best-selling album is Pure Country (1992), which sold 6 million (6× platinum). His highest certified album is Strait Out of the Box (1995), which sold 2 million copies (8× Platinum due to being a box set with four CDs). According to the RIAA, Strait is the 12th best-selling album recording artist in the United States overall.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 Tribute to the music of Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys Asleep at the Wheel 1
2002 Drive Alan Jackson 3 2
2004 License to Chill Jimmy Buffett 1
2007 Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates Kenny Chesney 1
2012 Living for a Song - A Tribute to Hank Cochran Jamey Johnson 2
2013 Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas The Robertsons 2
A Country Christmas 1999 Various Artists 1

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1987 Hollywood Soundtracks Compilation Various Artists 1
1988 Country Classics, Volume 6 (1985-1986) Compilation Various Artists 1
1991 Contemporary Country: The Mid-'80s Compilation Various Artists 1
1991 Country Christmas Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 Contemporary Country: The Early '80s, Pure Gold Compilation Various Artists 2
1992 Contemporary Country: The Late '80s, Hot Hits Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 Country Roads Compilation Various Artists 2
1992 Hot #1 Country Hits Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 Turned on Country - Born to Boogie '92 Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 Absolute Country Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 Today's Top Country Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 Contemporary Country: The '80s, Pure Gold Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 The History of Country Music: The Eighties, Volume One Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 A Country Christmas Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 Absolute New Country Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 Country's Best - Untamed and True Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 Forever Country: The Best of the 80s Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Absolute Country 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Country Love Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 The Best of Country Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Toe the Line! Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 A Country Christmas 1996 Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Platinum Country Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Today's Country Classics Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 Toe the Line 2... The Next Step! Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 Boot Scootin' Boogie Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 A Country Superstar Christmas Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 Country Ballads Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 Platinum Country Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 Toe The Line 3… One Step Beyond! Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Ultimate Country Party Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 A Country Superstar Christmas II Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Country Voices: A Collection of Award-Winning Country Music Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Music City USA ’98 Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 Superstar Country Hits Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 All-Star Country Christmas Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 Toe The Line 4 Compilation Various Artists 1
2000 Everlasting Love Songs Compilation Various Artists 1
2000 Wrangler Cowboy Christmas, Volume VIII Compilation Various Artists 1
2001 This Is Your Country Compilation Various Artists 1
2002 Totally Country, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 Now That's What I Call Christmas! The Signature Collection Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 The Very Best of Country Music Compilation Various Artists 1

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