Join me Sunday August 17th for the living legend, George Strait, on the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight at 11 a.m.  The Country Classic Show starts at 9 a.m.

Ever since he first arrived on the contemporary country scene as a voice for new traditionalism in 1981, George's name has become synonymous with real country.  His success began when his first single, Unwound, became a hit in 1981.  During the 1980's, seven of his albums reached number one on the country charts. George is not only a country singer,  he is also an actor and music producer who is known as the 'King of Country.'

George and Norma had two children a boy, George Strait Jr., who born in 1981 and is known as Bubba.  Their daughter, Jenifer, was born in 1972 and was killed in an automobile accident on June 25, 1986 at age 13  The family set up the Jenifer Lynn Strait Foundation, which donates money to childrens charities in the San Antonio Texas area. His song Baby Blue is rumored to have been dedicated to his daughter Jenifer.

In 1992, George made his motion picture acting debut in the film 'Pure Country' and recorded a slew of hit songs for the film's soundtrack that include I Cross My Heart, Heartland, Where the Sidewalk Ends and The King of Broken Hearts.

He has also been named Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards four times, most recently in 2014.  In 2013, Strait went on his final tour, 'The Cowboy Rides Away,' and he gave his last tour performance in Dallas, Texas in June.