Happy 66th birthday to George Strait!
George is in his 37th year of making country music. Though he no longer does full-blown tours, he's still recording and playing shows.
When all is said and done, he hopes he'll be remembered for his music.
George Strait says, "I just want to be remembered as the guy who tried to cut the best music that he could. It just so happens that my preference is traditional country music. And if they can just remember me as a good country music singer, then I'll be happy."
George has racked up 61 chart-toppers. His first single, "Unwound," was released in the spring of 1981. In January, he was named Texan of the Year.
He married his high school sweetheart, Norma, in 1971. His son Bubba was born in 1981. He has two grandchildren, Jillian and George.