Who is George Strait and what is his net worth 2018? George Harvey Strait is an American country music singer, songwriter, music producer and actor. Here you will get information about this singer in more depth:
George Harvey Strait was born on May 18, 1952, in Poteet, Texas, to parents- John Byron Strait, Sr. and Doris Jean Couser. Strait was brought up in in near Pearsall, in Frio County, where his father worked as a junior high school mathematics professor as well as the owner of a 2,000-acre (810 ha) cattle ranch, located outer of Big Wells, Texas. His family served at the ranch during the weekends as well as in the summers. When George Strait was studying in the fourth grade, his parents were divorced, and his mother shifted with his sister, Pency. After that, George and his brother named John, Jr., or “Buddy” was brought up by their father.
In year 1981, Strait launched his first single for MCA Records, of name “Unwound”, which reached to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the same year. This single was encompassed on his debut album entitled Strait Country. This record presented two more singles comprising “Down and Out”, which is a No. 16 hit for Strait, and “If You’re Thinking You Want a Stranger (There’s One Coming Home)”, which ranked number three in year 1982, flashing a string of Top Ten successes that performed well in 1990s.
Strait began the decade-1990 by the release of his tenth studio album entitled Livin’ It Up, which introduced two No. 1 hits containing “Love Without End, Amen”, which was his initial multi-week hit, as well as “I’ve Come to Expect It From You”. Both these songs reached at No. 1 for period of five weeks in year 1990.
Till date, Strait has sold over 100 million records globally, creating him one of the best-selling music artists ever. Strait’s certifications from the RIAA contain 33 platinum, 13 multi-platinum, as well as 38 gold albums. In his career, the best-selling album is Pure Country in year 1992, which retailed 6 million.
Net Worth of George Strait
The total net worth of George Strait is around $345 million. The total net worth and remunerations of George Strait have been made from singing, his hip hop recording business, acting, his brand endorsements, business deals, etc.
George Strait started his musical concern while joining Pearsall High School, where he performed in a rock as well as roll garage band. The Beatles were widespread when Strait was studying in high school. His musical fondness soon revolved to country through singers Lefty Frizzell, Hank Thompson, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, and Frank Sinatra impelling his style.
MCA contracted George Strait for a recording contract in year 1981. The preliminary deal was for one song and if the single performed well, the label will then deliberate doing an album. The Ace in the Hole band continued with Strait, playing as the backup artist and touring band for the solo act.
George Strait is also acknowledged for his touring career when he planned a 360- degree configuration as well as presented festival style tours. Strait Tours received $99 million in period of just three years. Strait’s concert held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX in year 2014 attracted 104,793 people, setting a novel record for biggest indoor concert in country- North America. George Strait was effective innovating country music and in frequent aspects of becoming a participant of popular music.
George Strait owns an amazing Rockport mansion of worth-$2.2 million which includes home office and lake. Strait has passion for boats and ship collection, he owns a huge ship.
In year 2016, George Strait was nominated as one of 30 artists to sing on “Forever Country”, which is a mash-up track of Country Roads, Take Me Home, On the Road Again and I Will Always Love You. This mash-up track revels 50 years of the CMA Awards, including George Strait.
In period spanning more than 30 years of recording, major of which have been spent with MCA Records, George Strait has garnered many achievements. Strait has attained 61 No. 1 songs on all country charts as well as has more No. 1 hits compared to any other artist in any music genre. Strait is cool and tough musician who has capability to sing even the toughest or unknown singing.