Congrats to George Strait as CMA Entertainer of the Year
Posted on November 10, 2013
George Strait is a classic. I missed the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) on November 6 but am so pleased Strait, one of my favorites, was honored with the Entertainer of the Year award as he prepares to finish out “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” – his farewell to touring. Wednesday night’s 47th annual CMA win marks the third time Strait has taken an Entertainer of the Year trophy home.
According to his on-line bio, Strait was born on May 18, 1952 in Texas. Among his long list of ever popular tunes are – “All My Exes Live in Texas”, “She’ll Leave You With A Smile”, “Living and Loving Well”, “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind”, and of course, “Amarillo by Morning” – check out a YOU TUBE rendition of “Amarillo By Morning” by “Pretty Country” singing in a Nashville pub shared on newsandviewsjb Twitter.
Strait is known for his ‘straight-forward’ style and authenticity.” What may be lesser known is that Strait began his musical career performing while he was serving in the U.S. Army; he continues to be a strong supporter of America’s veterans with fundraisers to benefit projects such as the Wounded Warriors and a warrior home give-away effort.