On May 18, 1952 George Strait was born into a loving family in Poteet Texas, U. S. A. Strait the second son of a schoolteacher was raised in Pearsall, Texas. As a young teen he developed an interest in farming after his father took over the family ranch. Strait had listened to country music his whole life but the record that really cemented his love for the music was Merle Haggard’s A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddler Player in the World, that’s when it all began. George Strait dropped out of college to be with his girlfriend, Norma.
Shortly after, he joined the U. S army. There he began playing country music. Things really starting getting good for him in 1977 when he started having shows in Nashville. Then came a downfall. Strait realized he was to shy to do himself any justice. The only highlight in his life at that time was Norma and him had recently gotten married. Being the believing wife she is Norma would continuously remind him he had the talent and could do it, she urged him not to give up.
Needless to say Strait did not give up and before he knew it he was titled the Entertainer of the Year. George is not only loved because of his music, it is also the man himself. “George Strait is the best!!! My six year old daughter and I would just like for him to know that he is the greatest, He never let’s his fans down, he is a true country music artist. We also appreciate his values, he is a one of a kind man. ” (SonicNet. com George Strait Bulletin Boards) Says Stacy Langston from Houston, Texas.
George Strait earned himself an entry into the Country Music Hall of Fame, four American Music Awards, eleven Academy of Country Music Awards, fifteen Country Music Associations Awards and Trade and Achievement Awards. The annual George Strait country music festival has been attended by more than three million fans. Amusement Businesses named it Touring Country Act of the Decade. George Strait opened the eyes for country music. He is not only known for his amazing music but he is named the leader of country music.
He has left a legacy behind him so he will never be forgotten. Many other country artist look up to Strait in many different ways. They agree with many others that he definitely deserves his fame. Unlike other artist, George Strait doesn’t flaunt his fame, he does this for himself. Where would country music be with out him? Nobody knows. Now twenty-five years after he has gotten started the man himself is still going strong. George Strait has all the characteristics of a good leader. So titling him the leader of country music is definitely an honest statement.