The Country Legacy of George Strait

The king of country music is on the road again, thrilling fans with his traditional Western trade mark that shot him to stardom in the 1980’s.  Beginning in his home state, Texas, he’ll be singing his way cross-country, from Oklahoma, to Utah, California, and finally hitting the Eastern Seaboard.

Born and raised in Texas, Strait began playing music while a teenager, joining a rock and roll garage band.  After his graduation, he signed on with the army.  After a two-year stint, he was stationed in Hawaii, where he began playing country music, initially with a military band called, Rambling Country.  In 1975, he left the army and returned to Texas, intent on finishing his education.  In between classes, he formed his own country band, Ace in the Hole.

Ace in the Hole never went anywhere, but George Strait had his eyes set on the country music charts.  Determinedly, he knocked on Nashville doors, but with very little success.  His big break came in 1979, when he became friends with Erv Woolsey, a Texas club owner who had once worked for MCA Records.  It was Woolsey who convinced some MCA executives to give the talented young musician a chance.  With Strait’s first single, “Unwound”, released in 1981, he skyrocketed to number one on the country music charts.

After that, it was platinum and gold for the country music singer, hitting the country music charts over and over again.  He never slowed down.  In 1992, he made his first movie, Pure Country, which featured him in the leading role.  He released a four-disc box set, “straight out of the Box”, in 1995.  By 1996, it had become one of five biggest selling box sets in country music.

He has continued to perform and produce country music, co-writing seven of the eleven songs on his 2011 album, “Here’s for a Good Time”.  Co-produced with Tony Brown, and recorded at Jimmy Buffett’s Shrimpboat Sound Studio in Key West, Florida, this makes his 39th studio album.

Tickets are selling fast, with some locations already sold out, so if your love is for country; check your schedule for the next George Strait performance.  Beginning at the United Spirit Arena, January 18, 2013, the tour ends back at his home state at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, June 1st.  Don’t miss your chance to see George Strait live, as it’s a performance you’ll never forget.

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