After Years Of Keeping Things Under Wraps, George Strait Opened Up About His Innermost Struggle

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George Strait is one of the highest-selling musicians in the world, but unlike many artists, he’s a very private person. For him to even grant an interview is a fairly uncommon occurrence, and his TV appearances are even rarer. Consequently, many fans of his music may be unaware of the tragic accident that marred the lives of his family.

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Interestingly, Strait never really intended to be a country music star at all; instead, he just wanted to be a regular family man. Music was, however, part of his life since early childhood. He listened to The Beatles as a schoolboy before being turned on to the popular country music stars of the day. And growing up in Texas, he frequently attended live performances.

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Then in the winter of 1971 he eloped to Mexico with his high school sweetheart, Norma, and married her. She gave birth to a daughter, Jenifer, in 1972. And by then, Strait had signed up with the U.S. Army and was performing in an army band called Rambling Country. Gradually, he was honing his talents.

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