George Harvey Strait is an American country music singer, actor and music producer.
Strait is referred to as the “King of Country” and has been called a living legend by some critics. He is known for his unique style of western swing music, bar-room ballads, honky-tonk style and fresh, yet traditional, country music. George Strait holds the world record for more number-one hit singles than any other artist in the history of music on any chart or in any genre, having recorded 59 number-one hit singles as of 2012. Strait has sold more than 70 million albums in the United States and his certifications from the RIAA include 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum and 38 gold albums. His best-selling album is Pure Country (1992), which sold 6 million (6× Multi-Platinum). His highest certified album is Strait Out of the Box (1995), sold more than 2 million copies (8× Multi-Platinum). According to the RIAA, Strait is the 12th best-selling album recording artist in the United States overall.