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Born in Texas in 1952, George Strait has been a country music icon since the 1980s. The award-winning singer is known for his traditional country
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Somewhere Down in Texas (2005) was another big seller driven in part by the success of such singles as "You'll Be There" and "She Let Herself Go." "Good News, Bad News,
" a duet with Lee Ann Womack also featured on the album, won the CMA Award for Musical Event of the Year in 2005.
It Just Comes Natural (2006) included several chart toppers, including the title track and "Give It Away." Strait won two CMA Awards for that album and was inducted into the CMA's Hall of Fame.
Outside of his music career, Strait has several interests, including steer-roping, golf, and skiing. He and his wife Norma have one son named George, Jr., who is pursuing a career as a professional rodeo competitor. His daughter, Jennifer, died in a car accident in 1986. In honor of her life, the family founded The Jennifer Lynn Strait Foundation, which raises money for children's charities.
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