George Harvey Strait
Born: May 18, 1952 AD
Currently alive, at 61 years of age.
1952 - Born on May 18th in Poteet, Texas.
1971 - Married his wife, Norma Voss, on December 4th. They had 2 children.
1979 - Finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Southwest Texas State University.
1984 - Named the Academy of Country Music's Male Vocalist of the Year three consecutive years.
1986 - His eldest child, Jenifer, died June 25th in an auto accident near San Marcos, Texas, at age 13.
1987 - "Ocean Front Property", his ninth album, debuted at #1 on Billboard's country music charts, the first album in their history to do so.
1989 - Named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association (CMA).
- Given the American Success Award by President George Bush.
1990 - Named Entertainer of the Year by the CMA.
2001 - His duet, "Murder on Music Row" with Alan Jackson, was named the Country Music Association's Song of the Year.
2003 - Recipient of a National Medal of Arts.
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