George Strait is an American country singer who is one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time. He is a neo-traditionalist, wearing cowboy attire, and 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. He is known as the "King of Country." He has been elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Strait has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and is the 12th best-selling album recording artist in the United States overall, based on data released by the RIAA. He has gone multi-platinum 13 times, platinum 33 times, and gold 38 times. 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. He won a Grammy award for the album Troubadour.
George Strait began in a rock and roll garage band owing to the popularity of The Beatles. Soon, he moved into country after being exposed to the genre's popular artists of the time and live performances, with singers Hank Thompson, Lefty Frizzell, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Bob Wills, and Hank Williams influencing his style.
George Strait has a net worth of $300 million. His San Antonio house is also mapped on this site.
By mlc1us @ 2009-12-22 14:05:28