While critics call George Strait a living legend and his legions of fans consider him to the be the “King of Country”, George describes himself adequately in his hit single ‘Troubadour’ as being one for life. While most other country musicians might have been moderately successful until they hit the spotlight, George Strait hit paydirt as soon as he released his first single known as “Unwound” in 1981.
And with a career spanning almost three decades now, George Strait has registered the largest number of hit singles which truly makes him a legend of country music. And that number, as of the year 2010, is at 57 with definitely a few years (and hits) to go.
The impact that he has made during the neo-traditional years of country music with his unique style of bar-room ballads, western swing music and the honky-tonk style has indeed found him contributing to the genre of country music like no other, as he has been known to combine traditional country music with a modern edge to give it just that much more, than both traditional and modern musicians have been able to put together.
And the evidence is pretty clear to all: apart from holding the record of the highest number of number one hits, he holds another records such as having the most gold, platinum and number one albums in the history of country music.
And if that’s not enough, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as well as Artist of Decade (by ACM) in the 2000s thus securing him a place amongst the best and who will remembered even when they’re long gone. Yes, he’ll be an old Troubadour when he’s gone, alright!