Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1995 George Strait began a four-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Check Yes Or No"?

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Here are 5 interesting facts about George Strait.

  • He is Third only to Elvis Presley and the Beatles for the most gold and platinum albums in the history of music.
  • 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 graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture.
  • 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.