Country Star George Strait

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on October 3, 2004

Strait to the Top of the Charts

Country music singer George Strait, 52, has earned more No. 1 records than any other single artist in history, so he’s celebrating by releasing 50 Number Ones, his 32nd CD, on Oct. 5. It includes his first No. 1, 1982’s Fool Hearted Memory, through his 2002 hit, She’ll Leave You with a Smile. “I’m still motivated by the same things that motivated me in the beginning,” he says. “I want to make great music for people to enjoy. I want to have hit records, gold and platinum albums, sold-out concerts. Nothing’s changed in that respect. I slowed down my tour dates a few years ago so I would have more time at home with my family. I got tired of hearing what was going on over the phone.”