The American country music singer George Strait has long been known as the “King of Country” in modern country music thanks to his long and unparalleled success within the industry. Although the entertainer has also had a great deal of success as an actor and a music producer, there is no denying that he will go down in history as one of the most successful country music singers ever to perform today.
This legend of Country music is known mostly for his unique blend of honky-tonk, western swing music and his fresh and modern take on traditional country. This unique blend has had George Strait hailed as a performer that provides traditional Country music for modern day audiences. His fresh approach to the genre first gained Strait success in 1981. This is when his first hit single “Unwound” was released to a great deal of commercial and critical acclaim. However, this would not be the end of the decades of dominance that George Strait would have in the modern music world. The performer went on to release hit after hit and to get numerous awards and accolades within the industry.
Today, George Strait was a record breaking 59 number one hit singles to his name, and with new albums in the works, fans can be assured that he will continue on that streak of success in the future. The Grammy winning artist also holds the record for most number-one hits of the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Strait has sold nearly 69 million albums in the United States, including 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum and 38 gold records. He has been named the CMA Entertainer of the Year and the ACM Entertainer of the Year multiple times and has been nominated for more CMA and ACM awards than any other artist in the business and has more wins than any other artist as well.
With a career that any performer would envy, it should come as no surprise that George Strait has already been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Although with more than three decades in the business, fans may assume Strait is ready to slow down, the singer has proved he still has his passion for music and performing. Fans can see this passion live when the singer takes the road for his next nation-wide tour; bringing his act to his millions of fans across the US.