American country singer George Strait is known as the 'King of Country', and is regarded as one of the most popular artists of all time with 61 number 1 hits in the country charts, and more number 1 hits than any musician in any genre! Seven George Strait's albums have reached number 1 in the American country charts, and he is part of the Country Hall of Fame. George Strait's number 1 singles include hits such as She'll leave you with a smile (his 38th Billboard number 1 single, released in 2002) and It just comes natural (his 42nd Billboard number 1, released in 2006). Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience the legendary George Strait performing live; get your George Strait tickets today at StubHub.com!
George Strait: background information
Born in Texas in 1952, George Strait first got into music as part of a school rock and roll band and was interested in The Beatles' music. After a 4 year stint in the army and earning a degree in agriculture, he released his first single, Unwound in 1981. The single reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot Country chart and appeared on his debut album, Strait Country. The album was praised by critics for breaking through the prevalent trend of pop-country with his more traditionalist style.
1982 saw the release of George Strait's second album, Strait from the heart, which featured his first number 1 single, Fool hearted memory. The 1980s alone saw 17 more number 1 singles for George Strait, including 5 that lasted from 1983 - 1984. Strait's prolific string of hits extended into the 1990s and 2000s, with the recording of his 10th studio album, Livin' it up in 1991, and his 21st album The road less travelled in 2001. George Strait has had a vast and varied career, and shows mo signs of slowing down any time soon!
George Strait's big achievements
With his prolific string of hits, George Strait is no stranger to major achievements. With 61 number 1 hits under his belt, it comes as no surprise that his 2012 The cowboy rides away tour sold out in a matter of hours! He has recorded more number 1 and top 5 singles than any other artist globally, and holds the record for the most number 1 albums, singles, gold and platinum albums in country music's history, selling over 70 million records. He has won a whole host of awards, and holds the record for the greatest number of CMA Awards. Buy your George Strait tickets now!