George Strait

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George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer. He is known as the "King of Country" and is considered 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.

By 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 festival style tours. For example, the Strait Tours earned $99 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 Strait Country George Strait 2
1982 Strait From the Heart George Strait 2
1983 Right or Wrong George Strait 2
1984 Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind George Strait 3
1985 Something Special George Strait 1
1986 #7 George Strait 1
1986 Merry Christmas Strait to You George Strait 2
1987 Ocean Front Property George Strait 7
1988 If You Ain’t Lovin’ You Ain’t Livin’ George Strait 2
1989 Beyond the Blue Neon George Strait 1
1990 Livin' It Up George Strait 1
1991 Chill of an Early Fall George Strait 1
1992 Holding My Own George Strait 1
1993 Easy Come Easy Go George Strait 1
1994 Lead On George Strait 1
1996 Blue Clear Sky George Strait 2
1997 Carrying Your Love With Me George Strait 1
1998 One Step at a Time George Strait 1
1999 Merry Christmas Wherever You Are George Strait 2
1999 Always Never the Same George Strait 1
2000 Latest Greatest Straitest Hits George Strait 1
2000 George Strait George Strait 1
2001 The Road Less Traveled George Strait 1
2001 The Road Less Traveled / Holding My Own George Strait 1
2003 Honkytonkville George Strait 1
2005 Somewhere Down in Texas George Strait 1
2006 Strait Hits George Strait 1
2006 It Just Comes Natural George Strait 1
2006 Fresh Cut Christmas George Strait 1
2007 22 More Hits George Strait 1
2008 Troubadour George Strait 1
2009 Twang George Strait 1
2011 Here for a Good Time George Strait 3
2011 Icon George Strait 1
2013 Love Is Everything George Strait 3
2015 Cold Beer Conversation George Strait 1
Strait Country / Strait From the Heart George Strait 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Greatest Hits George Strait 2
1987 Greatest Hits, Volume Two George Strait 2
1991 Ten Strait Hits George Strait 2
1991 The Very Best of George Strait George Strait 1
1994 25 #1s George Strait 1
1995 Strait Out of the Box George Strait 1
1998 The Very Best of George Strait, Volume 1: 1981-1987 George Strait 2
1998 The Very Best of George Strait, Volume 2: 1988-1993 George Strait 1
2000 Latest Greatest Straitest Hits George Strait 1
2002 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of George Strait George Strait 3
2003 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection: The Best of George Strait George Strait 1
2004 50 Number Ones George Strait 1
2005 Love Collection George Strait 1
2005 Chronicles George Strait 1
2007 22 More Hits George Strait 1
2011 Best Of George Strait 1
2016 Strait Out of the Box, Part 2 George Strait 1
Pure Strait (Limited Edition) George Strait 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 For the Last Time: Live From the Astrodome George Strait 2
2007 Live at Texas Stadium Alan Jackson, George Strait & Jimmy Buffett 1
2014 The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium George Strait 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Pure Country George Strait 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 I Just Want to Dance With You George Strait 1
1999 Meanwhile George Strait 1
2008 I Saw God Today George Strait 1
2012 Give It All We Got Tonight George Strait 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Christmas Classics George Strait 1

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