|George Strait Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||May 18, 1952|
George Strait is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer who is widely renowned as one of the greatest and most popular recording artists of all time. He is also credited with bringing country music away from the pop-country era of the 1980s and back to its traditional roots. He was inducted into the ‘Country Music Hall of Fame’ in 2006 and was named the ‘Top Country Artist of the Past 25 Years’, in 2010, by Billboard.com.
George Harvey Strait Sr.
King of Country, King George
Poteet, Atascosa County, Texas, United States
Texas, United States
George had attended the Pearsall High School in Pearsall, Texas. In 1975, he had joined the Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State University) and had graduated from there, in 1979, with a degree in agriculture.
Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Music Producer
- Father – John Byron Strait, Sr. (Junior High School Mathematics Teacher, Cattle Ranch Owner) (d. June 4, 2013)
- Mother – Doris Jean Strait (née Couser) (d. January 30, 2010)
- Siblings – John ‘Buddy’ Strait, Jr. (Older Brother) (Actor) (d. April 10, 2009), Pency Edel (Sister)
- Others – Jeff Bezos (Second Cousin, Once Removed) (Technology Entrepreneur, Investor, Venture Capitalist, Philanthropist), John Samuel Strait (Paternal Grandfather), Winifred Baugh (Paternal Grandmother), William Roy Couser (Maternal Grandfather), Lela Fountain Franks (Maternal Grandmother), Tamara Strait (Daughter-in-Law)
Country, Neotraditional Country, Western Swing Revival, Honky Tonk
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
George has dated –
- Norma Voss (1971–Present) – George had eloped to Mexico, in 1971, with his high school sweetheart Norma Voss. While there, they got married on December 4, 1971. They had 2 children together – a daughter named Jenifer Lynn Strait (b. October 6, 1972) and a son named George Strait Jr. aka Bubba (b. 1981). Jenifer was killed in a car accident in San Marcos, Texas, on June 25, 1986, when she was just 13 years old. George had then established the ‘Jenifer Lynn Strait Foundation’ through which he would contribute to children’s charities in Texas. Through George Strait Jr., he has a grandson named George Harvey Strait III.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of English, Scottish, and German descent.
- Always appears in a cowboy hat
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
George has promoted and endorsed brands such as –
- Resistol Hats
- Justin Boots
- Garia Golf Car
- Tequila Código
George Strait Facts
- He had joined the United States Army as an infantryman, in 1971. He had served there until 1975, attaining the rank of Corporal.
- An honorary doctoral degree was conferred upon him by Texas State University, his alma mater, in 2006.
- As of October 2020, he had held, the record for earning the most number of nominations at both the Country Music Association Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards.
- A concert of his, in June 2014, at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, had recorded an attendance of 104,793 people. This had set a new record at that time for the ‘Largest Indoor Concert in North America’.
- In 2018, he had released a track called Codigo to promote a tequila brand in which he had invested.
Featured Image by George Strait / Instagram