George Strait is about as country as country can get: fitting for a man dubbed "The King of Country." Altogether, Strait has sold over 70 million albums and had 60 number-one singles. He is third to Elvis and Michael Jackson for most Gold and Platinum albums sold, needing two more to pass both. Strait first made a name for himself in 1981 with his debut album Strait Country. All nine of his albums since 2000 reached #1 on the US Country Charts, three of those reaching #1 overall.
George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, actor, and music producer. Strait is referred to as the 'King of Country,' and critics call Strait a living legend. He is known for his unique style of western swing music, bar-room ballads, honky-tonk style, and fresh yet traditional Country music. George Strait holds the world record for more number-one hit singles than any other artist in the history of music on any chart or in any genre, having recorded 59 number-one hit singles as of 2012. Strait rocketed to success after his first single 'Unwound' was a hit in 1981. While contributing to the neo-traditional movement of the 1980s, he amassed seven number one albums in the decade with his most popular hits including 'Fool Hearted Memory' and 'Ocean Front Property'. By the 1990s, Strait had influenced a new breed of performers while continuing his own successes, having charted upwards of 20 number-one hits including 'Heartland' and 'Blue Clear Sky'.
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