Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1992 George Strait topped the Billboard chart with "I Cross My Heart," from the "Pure Country" soundtrack?

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Here are 5 little known truths about George Strait.

  • He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1971 and was honorably discharged in 1975; served as a payroll clerk in Hawaii and sang in an Army band.
  • He has been on the cover of Country Weekly more than 80 times, the most of any artist in the magazine's 18-year history.
  •  His backing band, Ace in the Hole, formed in 1975 and still includes multiple original members and others who have played in the group for 20-plus years.
  • He voiced a trucker named Cornell in an episode of the animated TV series, “King of the Hill,” in 2003.
  • He lost his 13-year-old daughter Jenifer in 1986 when she was killed in a car crash; the family operates a foundation in her memory to help children's charities in San Antonio.