George Strait was born in Poteet, Texas on May 18, 1952. He has brown hair and green eyes and stands 5 feet 10 inches, weighing roughly 160 lbs. His wife's name is Norma with a son George Jr., nicknamed Bubba.
He plays both the guitar and the piano and his hobbies are steer roping, hunting, fishing, golf, skiing. He is a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and affiliated with CMA, ASCAP, NARAS, AFTRA, ACM.
Soon after George was born, his family moved to Pearsall, TX. His father raised him and his brother where he worked a cattle ranch. He began singing rock in high school and in 1970 he graduated from high school and married his wife Norma, his high school sweetheart.
Congratulations to George!!! George has been nominated for FIVE CMA awards, more than any other artist this year! He has been nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist, Album ("One Step At A Time"), Single ("I Just Want To Dance With You"), and Video ("Carrying Your Love With Me')! In addition, "I Just Want To Dance With You", written by John Prine and Roger Cook, has been nominated for Song of the Year, a songwriters' award. The CMA awards show will take place on September 23. For the complete list of nominees, check out the CMA website.
This brings George's career total of CMA nominations to 47, more than any other artist!!! The previous record was held by Merle Haggard, with 43 nominations.