George Strait is a country music icon. The singer, songwriter, actor and producer is known as the 'King Of Country'and is considered one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time. During the
1980s, seven of his albums reached number one on the country charts.
In the 2000s, Strait was named Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music, was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and won his first Grammy award. He was named CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1989, 1990 and
2013, and ACM Entertainer of the Year in 1990 and 2014.
He has been nominated for more CMA and ACM awards and has more wins in both categories than any other artist.
Counting all music charts, Strait has amassed a total of 60 number-one hits giving him more number one songs than any other artist in any genre of music. Strait is also known for his touring career His concert at AT&T Stadium in
Arlington, Texas, in June 2014 drew 104,793 people, marking a new record for largest ever indoor concert in North America.
Strait has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His certifications from the RIAA include 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum, and 38 gold albums. According
to the RIAA, Strait is the 7th best-selling worldwide album recording artist.
Mark Barrie pays tribute to the songs that propelled George,the 'King of Country' to the iconic status he now holds. From his first hit 'Unwound', through 'The Chair'
to 'I Cross My Heart', and many many more. Sit back, listen and enjoy, then dance the night away as you're swept away to Country heaven!!!!