George Strait Net Worth, The Richest Country Musician?
George Strait is one of the most popular country music singer and songwriter. He’s also a successful music producer.
He is best-known for his neotraditionalist country style and a cowboy look.
Strait began his music career when he was serving in the US army.
After that, he joined a country band named “Stoney Ridge”.
George Strait is considered as one of the most influential recording artists of all time who was already famous in the 80s and 90s as Gene Simmons, a member of Kiss rock band (check Gene Simmons net worth).
He gained his wide recognition from his debut single “Unwound” in 1981.
Strait had released a whopping 60 top singles which were more than any singer of all genres.
He’s nearly sold over 70 million albums. Some of the albums earned him numerous awards.
As of this year, George Strait net worth reached $300 million.
George Strait Early Life, Bio, Education, Army
George Strait’s full name is George Harvey Strait Sr. He was born in Poteet, Texas, on May 18, 1952.
He was born to John Byron Strait Sr. and Doris Jean Couser. Strait was raised in nearby Pearsall, in Frio County.
On the weekend and summers, his family worked at the cattle ranch that his father owned.
When he was in fourth grade, his parents divorced.
George with his sister, Pency, and her brother, John, were raised by his father.
He started his interest in music while attending Pearsall High School.
He played in a garage band which its music inspired by The Beatles.
Later, he started to listen to country songs from singers like Hank Thompson, Bob Wills, and Frank Sinatra.
He changed his preferences from Rock and roll to country music.
The state of Texas really influenced his country music preferences.
George joined the Army in 1971 and the army honorably discharged him in 1975.
After that, he continued his study to Southwest Texas State University and graduated with an agriculture degree.
George Strait Career in the 80s and 90s
While he was serving in the army, Strait began performing in a band “Rambling Country” which is sponsored by the army.
Later on, during his college years, he joined “Stoney Ridge”, as a vocalist.
Then, he became the band’s leader and gave a new name to the band “Ace in the Hole”.
With the band, he performed all around Texas and it gained local fans.
Later, he records many songs which are not a hit. George Strait signed with MCA Records in 1981 as a solo artist.
Then, he released his debut single called “Unwound”. The single became the top ten Hot Country Songs.
Later, it was included in the debut album “Strait Country”.
In 1983, George Strait released You Look So Good in Love where the song was sung by Blake Shelton and Kirk Jay on The Voice (read more about Shelton at Blake Shelton net worth).
In the 80s, Strait recorded 17 subsequent number-1 albums including “Something Special” in 1985, and “Ocean Front Property” in 1987.
He released his tenth album called “Livin’ It Up” in 1990. It was followed by two other albums in the following years.
In 1992, he had an acting debut in a film “Pure country” which was directed by Christopher Cain.
During the 90s, George Strait released many other albums including “Blue Clear Sky” in 1996, and “One Step At a Time” in 1998.
George Strait 2000s and 2010s
He released his self-titled album in 2000 which went straight to the top of the country chart.
George Strait marked his 30th year in the industry on October 3, 2006.
To celebrate, he released a new album titled “It Just Comes Natural”.
In 2007, his album “Wrapped” reached number 1 on the country music chart of Mediabase 24/7.
In 2009, George Strait won as the Artist of the Decade Award from the Academy of Country Music.
During the 2000s, Strait had released 7 albums since 2000.
In 2010, George Strait was ranked number 1 in the top 25 country artists of the past 25 years by the Billboard.
He released another album in 2011 “Here for a Good Time”. It was followed by another album “Love is Everything”.
In the 10th Billboard Touring Awards, he was honored with the Legend of Live honor.
In 2016, he was chosen as one of the thirty artists to perform on a mash-up track “Forever Country” which celebrates 50 years of the CMA awards.
George Strait claimed to have been a fan of Garth Brooks for so long that he was very excited when he was believed to be one of the voices in the latest version of the song Friend in Low Place with Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean (we also have articles about Garth Brooks net worth).
George Strait Discography, Awards, Achievements
In over 30 years of recording, he has garnered 61 number 1 songs on all charts of country music.
He has achieved 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum, and 38 gold albums from RIAA.
From his entire career, he has released a total of 28 studio albums, 3 live albums, 12 compilation albums, and a soundtrack album.
He released his highest-certified multi-platinum album is “Strait Out of the Box” in 1995.
Also, the 2008’s album “Troubadour” is considered as one of the best works by George Strait.
Throughout his career, George Strait has won plenty of awards. Here are the highlights:
- He became the Top Male Vocalist in 1985 by Academy of Country Music.
- In 1986, his fourth album brought him the Album of the Year award from Academy of Country Music.
- He won the Voice of Music Award from ASCAP in 1995.
- Strait was the Most Valuable Performer in 1996 awarded by Radio & Records Awards.
- Country Weekly named his song with Alan Jackson “Designated Drinker” as the Favorite Collaborative Song.
- In 2003, CMT ranked him number 9 in the lest of 40 greatest men of Country Music.
- He was the 2013’s Entertainer of the Year from Country Music Association.
- There are a lot more to mention. You can do more research on it.
George Strait Earnings, Wealth
George Strait is really successful in the world of country music.
He has sold more than a hundred million records internationally.
He is the best-selling music artists of all time. That’s enough to describe him as one of the richest country superstars.
He owns a beautiful mansion located at Rockport, Texas. The mansion is definitely worth millions of dollar.
Recently, Strait put his San Antonio house on sale. The house sits on 12.2 acres.
For those who had interests, they should prepare at least $2 million.
George Strait owns two Yachts which let him enjoy the beauty of every coast.
Unlike Lil Yachty, George Strait does not really highlight the collection of his car to the public. In 2017, he sold his Bentley car for a cool $159,000. Strait also owns a collection of lavish cars in his garage (want to know about Lil Yachty net worth check this).
George Strait has a wonderful career in the music industry for over 40 years.
He has sold millions of copies and earned plenty of awards throughout his career.
As of this year, George Strait’s estimated net worth is whooping $300 million.