George Strait

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George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American singer, songwriter, 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, and giving him more number one songs than any other artist in any genre of music.

Strait is also known for his touring career when he designed a 360- degree configuration and introduced a festival style tours. For example, the Strait Tours earned $90 million in three years. His concert at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX in June 2014 drew 104,793 people, marking a new record for largest indoor concert in North America. Strait was successful innovating country music and in numerous aspects of being a part of popular music.

Strait has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. 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 RatingReleases
1993 Tribute to the music of Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys Asleep at the Wheel 1
1995 Country Christmas Various Artists 1
2002 Drive Alan Jackson 3 2
2004 License to Chill Jimmy Buffett 1
2007 Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates Kenny Chesney 1
2008 Call Me Crazy Lee Ann Womack 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
2015 Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Asleep at the Wheel 2
2015 Now That's What I Call Country Christmas Various Artists 1
A Country Christmas 1999 Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Hollywood Soundtracks Various Artists 1
1988 Country Classics, Volume 6 (1985-1986) Various Artists 1
1990 Country Nights Various Artists 1
1991 Contemporary Country: The Mid-'80s Various Artists 1
1991 Country Christmas Various Artists 1
1992 Contemporary Country: The Early '80s, Pure Gold Various Artists 1
1992 Contemporary Country: The Late '80s, Hot Hits Various Artists 1
1992 Country Roads Various Artists 2
1992 Hot #1 Country Hits Various Artists 1
1992 Turned on Country - Born to Boogie '92 Various Artists 1
1993 Absolute Country Various Artists 1
1993 Today's Top Country Various Artists 1
1993 Contemporary Country: The '80s, Pure Gold Various Artists 1
1993 The History of Country Music: The Eighties, Volume One Various Artists 1
1994 A Country Christmas Various Artists 1
1994 Absolute New Country Various Artists 1
1994 Country's Best - Untamed and True Various Artists 1
1994 Forever Country: The Best of the 80s Various Artists 1
1995 Christmas in the Country Various Artists 1
1995 Absolute Country 2 Various Artists 1
1995 Country Love Various Artists 1
1995 The Best of Country Various Artists 1
1996 Toe the Line! Various Artists 1
1996 A Country Christmas 1996 Various Artists 1
1996 Platinum Country Various Artists 2
1996 Today's Country Classics Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Toe the Line 2... The Next Step! Various Artists 1
1997 Boot Scootin' Boogie Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 A Country Superstar Christmas Various Artists 1
1997 Country Ballads Various Artists 1
1997 Country Christmas Various Artists 1
1997 Toe The Line 3… One Step Beyond! Various Artists 1
1998 Ultimate Country Party Various Artists 1
1998 A Country Superstar Christmas II Various Artists 1
1998 Country Voices: A Collection of Award-Winning Country Music Various Artists 1
1998 Hits from the Heartland Various Artists 1
1998 Music City USA ’98 Various Artists 1
1999 Superstar Country Hits Various Artists 1
1999 All-Star Country Christmas Various Artists 1
1999 Hillbilly Opskop Various Artists 1
1999 Toe The Line 4 Various Artists 1
2000 Everlasting Love Songs Various Artists 1
2000 Contemporary Country: The Mid-90's Various Artists 1
2000 Wrangler Cowboy Christmas, Volume VIII Various Artists 1
2001 This Is Your Country Various Artists 1
2002 Totally Country, Volume 2 Various Artists 2
2002 Country Christmas 2002 Various Artists 1
2003 Now That's What I Call Christmas! 2: The Signature Collection Various Artists 1
2003 The Very Best of Country Music Various Artists 1
2004 Sing a Song of Christmas: The Dillard's Christmas Collection 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 The Country Collection Various Artists 1
2005 Farther Down the Road, Volume 60 Various Artists 1
2005 Süddeutsche Zeitung | Diskothek: 1985: Ein Jahr und seine 20 Songs Various Artists 1
2006 Today - Tomorrow - Forever: A Collection of Country Love Songs Various Artists 1
2006 So Fresh: Songs for Christmas 2006 Various Artists 1
2006 Christmas in the Country Various Artists 1
2007 A Country Christmas: Today's Country Various Artists 1
2008 Now That's What I Call Country Various Artists 1
2008 Country Christmas 2008: 98.5 KYGO - Christmas Crusade for Children Various Artists 1
2009 Now That's What I Call Country 2 Various Artists 1
2009 The Best of Country Music Channel 2009 Various Artists 1
2009 Now That's What I Call a Country Christmas Various Artists 1
2009 Double Cream: The Best of Cream of Country Various Artists 1
2009 Holly Jolly Christmas Various Artists 1
2010 My Country Various Artists 1
2011 Now That's What I Call Country, Volume 4 Various Artists 3
2012 Now That's What I Call Country Ballads Various Artists 1
2013 Now That's What I Call A Country Party Various Artists 1
2013 Duets (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Frank Sinatra 1
2014 A Real Country Christmas Various Artists 1
2015 Now That’s What I Call ACM Awards: 50 Years Various Artists 1
A Country Superstar Christmas III Various Artists 1
Achy Breaky Heart: The Best of Country Various Artists 1
Christmas Cookies Various Artists 1
Country Ballads Various Artists 1
Country Boot Scootin' Various Artists 1
Country Hits 2007, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Country's Best: Untamed and True 2 Various Artists 1
Dale Earnhardt Winston Cup Collection Various Artists 1
Entertainment Weekly Classic Country Various Artists 1
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Various Artists 1
Now That's What I Call Country 3 Various Artists 1
Number 1 Hits of the 80's Volume 3 Various Artists 1
Southern Nights Various Artists 1
The Ultimate Line Dancing Album Various Artists 1
Totally Country, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
Totally Country, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
True Value Happy Holidays 30th Anniversary Various Artists 1
Welcome to Straitland Various Artists 1

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