Alumni: George Strait


This is the music video for George Strait’s 2008 hit Troubador, which hearkens to his days of playing music in and around San Marcos.

Legendary country singer
celebrating 59th birthday

Ace in the Hole at Cheatham Street in 1975, from the Cheatham Street Warehouse website.

Today is the 59th birthday of Texas State graduate George Strait, who launched what many consider the most successful country music career ever while a student in San Marcos.

According to his official website, he is spending the day fishing with his wife Norma.

Strait holds the record for the most No. 1 singles in recording history in any genre with 57, and every one of his albums has achieved at least gold status with the Recording Industry Association of America.

He graduated from the university in 1979 with a degree in agriculture and was honored as a distinguished alumnus in 1986.

One response to “Alumni: George Strait

  1. are the other two strait brothers alumni also? what can you tell us about the agriculture side of the strait legacy? is the family still active in agriculture in texas? if so what crops or livestock? wishing all of you well in texas, hoping for rain for you…ejr, petlaneArtois.mysite.com

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