Presentation on theme: ""I've always heard, 'Well, he just stands there and sings.' Well, what do you want me to do? With the songs that I sing, I can't go running across the."— Presentation transcript:
"I've always heard, 'Well, he just stands there and sings.' Well, what do you want me to do? With the songs that I sing, I can't go running across the stage. And I don't talk a lot onstage, either. But I do play a lot of songs."
Birth name: George Harvey Strait Born: May 18, 1952 (age 60) Origin: Poteet, Texas Genres: Country Occupations: Singer, record producer, Actor Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Piano Years active: 1975–present Labels: MCA (MCA Nashville) Associated acts: Ace in the Hole,Dean Dillon, Mindy McCready, Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack
Strait is referred to as the "King of Country," and critics call Strait a living legend. He is known for his unique style of western swing music, bar-room ballads, honky-tonk style, and traditional Country music. George Strait has recorded 59 number-one hit singles as of 2012. 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 for his hit album Troubadour.
George Strait has sold more than 68.5 million albums in the United States. Strait is the 12th best-selling album recording artist in the United States overall. George Straits Father owned a two-thousand acre cattle ranch outside of Big Wells, Texas, which he worked on growing up. He started playing music in a rock and roll garage band in high school.
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*easy come easy go* *greatest hits* *holding my own* *if you ain't lovin' (you ain't livin')* *lead on* *merry christmas strait to you* *ocean front property* *pure country* *right or wrong* *something special* *strait country* *strait from the heart* *strait out of the box* *ten strait hits*
Merle Haggard, Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Hank Williams, George Jones, Frank Sinatra.
This song is George Straits first single, it was a huge hit in 1981. After this song George Strait started becoming really popular. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHHU-Aeuxg8
Strait won his first grammy award after his hit album “troubadour” in the 2000’s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jJf-p6RYvo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk2C1G9-dYs On september 26, 2012, George Strait announced that he is retiring from touring, and that his upcoming, "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour", will be his last.