Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2008 George Strait picked up a gold album for "Troubadour?"

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Here are 5 interesting facts about George Strait.

  • He served in the Army from 1971-75.
  • His first No. 1 country song was 1982's "Fool Hearted Memory." As of 2007, he has a total of 54 chart-toppers from his winning mix of honky-tonk and Western swing.
  • He is a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
  • In 1986, his 13-year-old daughter Jenifer was killed in a motorcycle crash. He dedicated his CMA Male Vocalist of the Year award that year to her memory.
  • He made People's most beautiful list in 1990.