Reasons Why George Strait is the King of Country

Reasons why George Strait is the King of Country

When you hear the words “country music” one man immediately comes to mind… George Strait. Here are a few reasons why this living legend has earned the title “King of Country.”

12. He has that southern charm.

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Who can resist that cowboy hat, crooked smile and country twang?

11. He’s a true cowboy.

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He is a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and hosts the Annual George Strait Team Roping Classic.

10. He’s a Texas native.

Poteet - Strawberry Capital of Texas

What’s sweeter, George Strait or Poteet strawberries?

9. He holds the record for the most No. 1 albums, platinum albums and multi-platinum albums in the history of country music.

Gold albums and platinum albums

What we’re trying to convey here is that he has a LOT

8. He is the 12th best-selling artist in American history.

Elvis Presley

I may have left the building, but I’m still watching you George

7. He has more CMA and ACM wins than any other artist.

Taylor Swift

Is Princess Taylor the heir to the throne?

6. He has recorded the most No. 1 songs in the history of music.

George Strait Greatest Hits

He has more greatest hits albums than most artists have regular albums

5. He is the ONLY artist to have a Top Ten hit every year for the last 32 years.

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio

Wow, and I thought my streak was impressive

4. Awarded Entertainer of the Year at the 2013 CMA Awards.

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George is no stranger to this award. He also won it in 1989 and 1990!

3. He’s a Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee.

George Strait plaque at the Country Music Hall of Fame

2. Throughout the past 30 years, he has contributed so much to the country music industry.

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Thanks for the memories King George

1. And after years in the industry, he still performs to sold-out venues.

George Strait - Photo by Roy Mata

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  1. Judy arnold · December 4, 2013


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  4. that guy · July 30, 2014

    What about Willy Nelson, Hank Williams, Hank jr, Garth Brooks, Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, Brooks & Dunn, Flatt & Scruggs, Charlie Daniels, Johnny Cash, George Jones, and the real king of country, Roy Acuff?

  5. Anonymous · June 17, 2015

    Hank williams jr is way better also George jones is even better

  6. Anonymous · July 18, 2016

    I think of the king of country it’s always hank Williams and God farther to country to me is the man in black Johnny Cash

  7. Anonymous · March 9, 2017

    most of them suck george is better than almost all of them!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous · September 16, 2017

      Well that shows your no country because they are all legends . and they all had that one thing that made then that way

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