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George Strait Net Worth

George Strait Net Worth is
$320 Million

George Strait Biography

American musician and actor George Strait was born on 18 May 1952, in Poteet, Texas, and is best known as one of the most successful country singers of all time, for such albums as “Strait Out of the Box” and “Pure Country” among many others which have become number one hits. He has been named “Entertainer of the Year” several times, and won many other awards including the National Medal of Art, American Music Award and a Grammy Award.

So just how rich is George Strait, as of mid-2017? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that Strait’s net worth is over $320 million, accumulated during his career in music which now spans more than 40 years.

George Strait Net Worth $320 Million

George grew up on the family’s cattle ranch near Big Wells, Texas, but when George was 10 his parents divorced, and George and his brother were raised by their father. George became interested in music when a teenager, and initially performed with a rock ‘n’ roll garage band, but then developed a love for country music. At 19 he enlisted in the US Army and served four years, then studied at Southwest Texas State University, where he became part of the group called “Stoney Ridge”, later renamed the “Ace in the Hole Band”, which became popular and was the basis of George’s net worth. Soon George was noticed by MCA Records and offered a contract, so Strait became a solo artist with his colleagues as the backup band for him.

In 1981 George released his first song called “Unwound”, which proved popular, and this and other songs were included in George’s first album called “Strait Country”, the success of which added to Strait’s net worth, and his career was well set.  George has since released albums regularly, including “Easy Come, Easy Go”, “Beyond the Blue Neon”, “One Step at a Time” and “Love is Everything” among many others. During his career as a singer, George has worked with Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan and others. He has had 61 No. 1 songs on country charts, including a record of at least one every year for 30 years from 1981, confirming his continued popularity. Strait has racked up 70 million albums sold in the US alone, and his RIAA numbers include 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum, and 38 gold albums.

However, George is also an actor, and has appeared in films including “The Soldier”, “Grand Champion”, “Pure Country”, “King of the Hill” and “Pure Country 2: The Gift”, contributing further to his net worth.

In his personal life, Strait married high school girlfriend Norma in 1971, and have a son and daughter, but the latter was killed in a road accident in 1986. Subsequently George and Norma set up the Jenifer Lynn Strait Foundation, donating to children’s charities in the San Antonio area, where they reside.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameGeorge Strait
Net Worth$320 Million
Date Of BirthMay 18, 1952
Place Of BirthPoteet, Texas, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
ProfessionSinger, Record producer, Actor, Musician, Composer, Music Producer
EducationTexas State University, Pearsall High School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseNorma Strait (m. 1971)
ChildrenJenifer Strait, George Strait Jr.
ParentsDoris Couser Strait, John Byron Strait
SiblingsBuddy Strait, Pency Edel
NicknamesStrait, George , George Straight , George Harvey Strait , King of Country
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/georgestrait
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/georgestrait
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/georgestrait/
MySpacehttps://myspace.com/georgestrait
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Strait
Allmusicwww.allmusic.com/artist/george-strait-mn0000944084
AwardsAcademy of Country Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards for Entertainer of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top Country Artist (1996)
Music GroupsStoney Ridge, Ace in the Hole Band
NominationsCountry Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Music Video of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Academy of Country Music Award for New Male Vocalist of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Country Album, People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist, People's Choice Award for Favorite Country Music Icon, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, American Music Award for Favorite Country Single, Billboard Music Award for Top Country Song, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, Billboard Music Award for Country Album Artist of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Video Artist, People's Choice Award for Favorite All-Time Musical Performer, Check Yes or No, Amarillo by Morning, Carrying Your Love with Me, Las Vegas, NV, United States
MoviesGrand Champion (2004), Thank You Billy Graham (2008), Pure Country (1992), A Pure Country Gift (2010)
TV ShowsThe Cowboy Rides Away (2014), Kickin' It (TV Series 2011–2015)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Scored his 52nd number one hit with "She Let Herself Go". He has more number one hits than any other recording artist in the history of any genre of music. [January 2006]
2Scored his 53rd #1 record with "Give It Away" [September 2006]
3Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on November 6, 2006.
4Recipient of a (USA) National Medal of Arts, 2003.
5Has the most number one country hits of any recording artist ever. He has fifty number one hits, surpassing Conway Twitty's 49.
6His son, 11-year-old George Jr. (aka Bubba), sings the opening lines of Pure Country (1992) in which Strait stars.
7Named Entertainer of the Year by the CMA. [1990]
8His eldest child, Jenifer, died June 25, 1986 in an auto accident near San Marcos, Texas, at age 13.
9Named the Academy of Country Music's Male Vocalist of the Year three consecutive years, 1984-1986, and again in 1988.
10His backing musicians are called the Ace in the Hole band.
11Cites Hank Williams, George Jones, and Merle Haggard as his biggest music influences.
12Served a three-year stint in Hawaii with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era, first in the payroll department and later in entertainment/music.
13He and his older brother, Buddy, were raised alone by his father, John, after their parents separated when George was in fourth grade.
14"Ocean Front Property", his ninth album, debuted at #1 on Billboard's country music charts, the first album in their history to do so. [1987]
15Named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association (CMA). [1989]
16Given the American Success Award by President George Bush. [1989]
172000: "The Best Day" (No. 5).
181999: "Write This Down" (No. 4).
191998: "I Just Want to Dance With You" (No. 5).
201997: "One Night at a Time" (No. 2) and "Carrying Your Love With Me" (No. 4).
211996: "Blue Clear Sky" (No. 2).
221995: "Check Yes or No" (No. 4).
231991: "I've Come to Expect it From You" (No. 2).
241990: "Love Without End, Amen" (No. 4).
251984: "You Look So Good in Love" (No. 5).
261983: "A Fire I Can't Put Out" (No. 5).
27Has had at least one of his No. 1 hits rank among the top 5 hits of the year, according to Billboard magazine, in the years 1983, 1984, 1990, 1991 and every year between 1995 and 2000, though none of them ranked as the No. 1 song of the year on the Billboard survey. The hits, and their year-end rankings, are:
28Out of 66 country single releases, only five (including "Murder on Music Row") have failed to reach the top 10. Has scored 52 No. 1 hits on Billboard magazine's country singles chart. He is the only solo artist to have more No. 1 hits then anybody else with 52.
29His 2000 duet, "Murder on Music Row" with Alan Jackson, was named the Country Music Association's 2001 Song of the Year. The song is their statement concerning the state of country music radio...namely, how they believe veteran artists (including George Jones and Merle Haggard) unfairly receive little or no airplay in deference to pop-sounding country performers.
30Has released 28 albums for MCA Nashville Records.
31Hobbies include steer-roping, hunting, fishing, skiing and golf.
32Children's names: Jenifer (born 1973, died 1986 in a car accident) and George Jr. (born 1981).
33George Strait attended Southwest Texas State University.
34Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world [1990]
35Born at 2:00am-CDT


Quotes

#Quote
1I want to reach the point where people hear my name and immediately think of real country music.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Country Music Icon
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country AlbumFor the album "Here For a Good Time."
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country AlbumFor the album "Twang."
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country Collaboration with VocalsKenny Chesney
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country Collaboration with VocalsPatty Loveless
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country Vocal Performance - FemaleFor the song "Give It Away."
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country AlbumFor the album "It Just Comes Natural."
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country Collaboration with VocalsClint Black

Jimmy Buffett

Kenny Chesney

Alan Jackson

Toby Keith


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Halt and Catch Fire2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Game of Silence2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Do-Over2016performer: "Cold Beer Conversation"
Ash vs Evil Dead2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nebraska2013performer: "Check Yes Or No"
The Guilt Trip2012performer: "Wrapped"
Chuck2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time2011Video performer: "Somewhere in Texas"
American IdolTV Series 1 episode, 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2011
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV Movie performer: "I Cross My Heart'
Did You Hear About the Morgans?2009performer: "Twang"
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
41st Annual Country Music Association Awards2007TV Special performer: "How 'bout Them Cowgirls"
CMT Insider2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards2006TV Special performer: "Give it Away"
Cold Creek Manor2003performer: "All My Ex's Live in Texas"
Gilmore Girls2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mystery, Alaska1999performer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town"
Showgirls1995performer: "The Fireman"
Pure Country1992performer: "HEARTLAND", "BABY YOUR BABY", "WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS", "OVERNIGHT MALE", "WHEN DID YOU STOP LOVING ME", "LAST IN LOVE", "THOUGHTS OF A FOOL", "THE KING OF BROKEN HEARTS", "I CROSS MY HEART", "SHE LAYS IT ALL ON THE LINE" / producer: "HEARTLAND", "BABY YOUR BABY", "WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS", "OVERNIGHT MALE", "WHEN DID YOU STOP LOVING ME", "LAST IN LOVE", "THOUGHTS OF A FOOL", "THE KING OF BROKEN HEARTS", "I CROSS MY HEART", "SHE LAYS IT ALL ON THE LINE"
Road House1989performer: "All My Ex's Live in Texas"
Near Dark1987performer: "THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY"
Square Dance1987performer: "YOU LOOK SO GOOD IN LOVE"
The River1984performer: "The Fireman", "A Little Heaven's Rubbing Off On Me"
The Soldier1982"Fool Hearted Memory"

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away2014TV Movie executive producer / music producer
George Strait: For the Last Time - Live from the Astrodome2003Video producer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
King of the Hill2003TV SeriesCornell
Pure Country1992Dusty Wyatt Chandler

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I'm Still Here2010/IIspecial thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 50th Annual CMA Awards2016TV MovieHimself
50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away2014TV MovieHimself
ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops2014TV MovieHimself - Performer
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV MovieHimself
CMT Insider2008-2011TV SeriesHimself
The 44th Annual CMA Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Pure Country 2: The Gift2010Himself
ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn -- The Last Rodeo2010TV MovieHimself
George Strait: ACM Artist of the Decade All Star Concert2009TV Special documentaryHimself / Honoree
The 43rd Annual Country Music Association Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2009TV Special
CMT Giants2008TV SeriesHimself
42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
CMT Star: Filthy Rich Countdown2008TV MovieHimself
43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2008TV Special
41st Annual Country Music Association Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
CMA Red Carpet 20062006TV MovieHimself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Days That Shaped Country Music2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
CMT: The Greatest - Sexiest Southern Men2006TV SpecialHimself
Thank You Billy Graham2006Video shortHimself
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Sexiest Men2006TV SpecialHimself
CMT Greatest Moments: George Strait2006TV SpecialHimself
CMT: Greatest Men 20052005TV MovieHimself
CMT: 100 Greatest Duets Concert2005TV SpecialHimself
The 39th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
2003 Radio Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
George Strait: For the Last Time - Live from the Astrodome2003VideoHimself
The 37th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Grand Champion2002Himself
The 27th Annual American Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
The 32nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
30th Annual Country Music Association Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 31st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The Academy of Country Music's Greatest Hits1993TV SpecialHimself
Growing Up in the Age of AIDS: An ABC News Town Meeting for the Family - With Peter Jennings1992TV MovieHimself
CBS This Morning1992TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHimself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The 26th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 18th Annual American Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
24th Annual Country Music Association Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 25th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
23rd Annual Country Music Association Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 24th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Cover Story1987TV SeriesHimself
New Country1987TV SeriesHimself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The Perry Como Christmas Special1986TV SpecialHimself
The 21st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
Hee Haw1983-1985TV SeriesHimself
The 20th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
17th Annual Country Music Association Awards1983TV SpecialHimself
The Soldier1982Himself
Nashville on the Road1982TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anderson Cooper 360°2015TV SeriesHimself - Musician
CMT Insider2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Top 50 Videos of 20082008TV MovieHimself
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2008TV SeriesHimself
Race to the Red Carpet: 2006 Country Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
CMT: 100 Greatest Music Videos2004TV MovieHimself
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