Country Music Trivia: 18 Entertaining George Strait Facts

1- Besides playing guitar, George is also one heck of a piano player.

2- He’s a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, but surprisingly enough— he’s not a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

3- George Strait helped pave the way for other more traditional sounding country artists such as Clint Black, Garth Brooks, and Alan Jackson.

4- In the late 1970’s, Strait tried to establish himself as an artist in Nashville, but failed since he lacked connections in Music City.

5- Rap artist Drake referenced Strait in his 2012 hit “HYFR,” which features the line “all my exes live in Texas like I’m George Strait.”

6- The ranch he was raised on in Pearsall, Texas, had been in the Strait family for over 100 years.

7- His hobbies include hunting, steer-roping, golfing, and skiing.

8- George Strait stands 5’10” and weighs about 160 lbs.

9- You can spot George playing a honky tonk country singer in the 1982 film ‘The Soldier.’

10- The country music icon ranks behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley as having the most hit  #1 albums.

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