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George Strait sets concert attendance record in Texas

George Strait sets concert attendance record in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 8 (UPI) --George Strait sets indoor concert record in North America by performing before a crowd of 104,793.
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Haggard, Underwood booked for 'Salute to the Troops' concert

Haggard, Underwood booked for 'Salute to the Troops' concert

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Merle Haggard, George Strait and Carrie Underwood have been booked for the Las Vegas show "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops," CBS said.
George Strait named Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards

George Strait named Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- George Strait was named Entertainer of the Year at the 2013 Country Music Association Awards ceremony in Nashville Wednesday night.
'Duck Dynasty' family to release Christmas album

'Duck Dynasty' family to release Christmas album

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The family behind A&E reality series "Duck Dynasty" are releasing a Christmas music album featuring George Strait and Alison Krauss, Billboard reported.
Musgraves, Swift lead with 6 CMA Award nods apiece

Musgraves, Swift lead with 6 CMA Award nods apiece

NASHVILLE, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift were each nominated for six Country Music Association Awards on "Good Morning America" in New York Tuesday.
George Strait's father John dead at 91

George Strait's father John dead at 91

SAN ANTONIO, June 5 (UPI) -- John Strait, the father of U.S. country music star George Strait, has died after a monthlong hospitalization, his family said.
'Random Access Memories' tops U.S. album chart

'Random Access Memories' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Modern Vampires of the City' tops U.S. album chart

'Modern Vampires of the City' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- Vampire Weekend's "Modern Vampires of the City" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 18, 2013.
By United Press International
Strait announces farewell concert tour

Strait announces farewell concert tour

NASHVILLE, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Country music icon George Strait has announced plans for a series of farewell concerts to kick off in Texas in January and run through 2014.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 18, 2012.
By United Press International

Strait show stopped 2 songs in

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Country music icon George Strait left 18,000 Missouri fans without a show after he left the stage two songs into his act, saying he was too sick to go on.
'Tha Carter IV' still No. 1 on U.S. album chart

'Tha Carter IV' still No. 1 on U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Stars lining up to perform at CMA Awards

Stars lining up to perform at CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban have been booked to perform at the 44th annual CMA Awards show in Nashville.
Stars line up for Brooks & Dunn concert

Stars line up for Brooks & Dunn concert

NASHVILLE, March 11 (UPI) -- Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Jennifer Hudson have joined the lineup for the "ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn -- The Last Rodeo" concert in Las Vegas.
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George Strait performs during the inaugural event at Cowboys Stadium June 6, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. A country music concert featuring Reba McEntire and Strait was the first event in the new $1.1 billion facility. In addition to NFL games, including the 2011 Super Bowl, the new stadium will host NBA, NCAA, soccer and other large scale events. (UPI Photo/Ian Halperin)
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George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, actor, and music producer. 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 fresh yet traditional Country music. George Strait holds the world record for more number-one hit singles than any other artist in the history of music on any chart or in any genre, having recorded 57 number-one hit singles as of 2010.

Strait rocketed to success after his first single "Unwound" was a hit in 1981. While contributing to the neo-traditional movement of the 1980s, he amassed seven number one albums in the decade with his most popular hits including "Fool Hearted Memory" and "Ocean Front Property". By the 1990s, Strait had influenced a new breed of performers while continuing his own successes, having charted upwards of 20 number-one hits including "Heartland" and "Blue Clear Sky". 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 for his hit album Troubadour. Strait continued his previous successes throughout the decade, producing a more contemporary sound with moderate cross-over hits including "She'll Leave You with a Smile" and "You'll Be There".

Strait was named CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1989 and 1990, and ACM Entertainer of the Year in 1990. He has been nominated for more CMA and ACM awards and has more wins in both categories than any other artist. As of 2009, he holds the record for the most number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts with 44 number one singles. Counting all other music charts, Strait has amassed a total of 57 number-one hits overall, breaking a record previously set by Conway Twitty.

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