I don’t think there’s a better country music couple than George and his wife Norma. They celebrated their 51st anniversary over the weekend.
George eloped with his high school sweetheart, Norma Voss. The couple initially married in Mexico on December 4, 1971. That same year, he enlisted in the US ARMY as an infantryman. While stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii as a part of the 25th Infantry Division, George began performing with an Army-sponsored band, “Rambling Country”, which also played off-base under the name “Santee”. On October 6, 1972, while still in Hawaii, George and Norma had their first child, Jenifer. Strait served in the United States Army from 1971 to 1975 and ultimately attained the rank of Corporal.
George Strait is the undeniable “King of Country Music.” His music career spans more than 30 years. Includes 60 #1 singles, more than any other artist in any genre and George boasts 33 platinum or multi-platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist and third across all genres behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley.
Strait is the only act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades and has sold more than 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards.
Strait, whose name has become synonymous with “real country” since his 1981 debut, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Right where he belongs. It’s why we call him King George.
His wife just calls him George though. Congrats to the Strait’s on showing people what a marriage is supposed to look like. It’s about staying together for the long haul.
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