Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1996 George Strait took three trophies during the 30th annual Country Music Association awards?

It’s true! He took Male Vocalist of the Year; Album, for "Blue Clear Sky"; and Single, for "Check Yes Or No".

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Here are 5 interesting facts about George Strait.

  • He studied agriculture at Southwest Texas State University.
  • He eloped with his high school sweetheart, Norma, before joining the army.
  • While stationed in Hawaii, he began singing in the Army-sponsored band called Rambling Country.
  • He enjoys steer-roping, golf and skiing.
  • He and his wife Norma have one son named George, Jr., who is pursuing a career as a professional rodeo competitor. His daughter, Jennifer, died in a car accident in 1986.