Country music icon George Strait is known for his traditional country sound. This Grammy-winning singer has an estimated net worth of around $345 million.
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Biography & Wiki
George was born on 18th May 1952 in Poteet, Texas. He was brought up on a farm owned by his family near Pearsall, Texas. At Southwest Texas State University, where he studied, his subject was agriculture. George joined the army after study but not before eloping with her long time friend Norma, whom he loved since high school. His first band was Rambling Country. It was a band sponsored by the army and he sang for them while he was stationed in Hawaii. After his return, he thought of starting his own band and then started the band named Ace in the Hole.
He wanted to get a contract with a good record company and after a long time got rewarded with a solo contract with MCA Records in 1981 for his good work. His first album got great response named Strait Country released in 1981 which include a smash hit single named Unwound. Then followed the sequence of superhit albums by George like Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind, Strait From the Heart, Ocean Front Property, Something Special and Beyond the Blue Neon. All of these albums are blockbusters and Gorge was named Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year back to back in 1989 and 1990.
Some of his other albums of 90’s which created buzz are Blue Clear Sky, One Step At a Time, and Carrying Your Love With Me. He acted in some movies at the time too his debut was in the movie Pure Country and he sang songs for that film too. His four-disc career retrospective is the highest selling box in the country till the date of any artist. After 2000 he gave some notable albums too like The Road Less Traveled, Honkytonkville, Somewhere Down in Texas, and It Just Comes Natural.
Awards & Achievements
An amazingly talented singer George is awarded a lot for his amazing skills. He got a huge number of awards to his name. Highly noteworthy among them are The Grammy Award for the Best Country Album in the year 2008 for his album ‘Troubadour’. He also got the Favorite Country Albums award in All Music Year in Review in 2015 for ‘Cold Beer conversation’.
Net Worth of George Strait
Not only did George sang gracefully but he earned a lot of fortune too. In 2014 alone his earnings were $26 million. His earnings from the record sale of his album Love is Everything is around $650,000. Right now George Strait’s estimated net worth is around $345 million as of 2017-2018.
Other than singing soulful music, George has many other interests like golf, steer-roping, and skiing. The name of his wife is Norma. He has a son and a daughter. Jennifer, his daughter died though in 1986 in a horrible car accident. George runs The Jennifer Lynn Strait Foundation in her memory to help the children. His son, George Jr. is right now a professional rodeo competitor.