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George Strait's Biggest Blessings: His Wife, Grandchild – and Fishing

George Strait's Biggest Blessings: His Wife, Grandchild – and Fishing

Originally posted 10/31/2012 06:35PM

How does a king count his blessings? If you're George Strait, it's not so easy.

"I can't count them all, there are so many," the country icon tells PEOPLE Country's Kay West, in a rare interview – his first in five years.

Topping the list is his 41-year marriage to wife Norma.

"We love each other and we still like each other," he says of the secret to their relationship's longevity. "We're so blessed that we were able to experience this life together, to support each other through everything, good times and bad."

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George Strait Is Going on Tour ... One Last Time

George Strait Announces Farewell Tour

Originally posted 09/26/2012 02:30PM

King of Country George Strait says he's ready to ride his tour bus into the sunset – but don't count on him hanging up his hat anytime soon.

A living legend in the world of country music with a record 59 No. 1 hits to his name, Strait, 60, told reporters Wednesday at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum that after three decades of performing, he'll take his show on the road for a final time next year with the Cowboy Rides Away Tour.

"This is going to be a very special, emotional tour for me," Strait said in a statement. "Everywhere we're going holds fond memories and I’m looking forward to paying my respects."

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Brad Paisley Leads CMA Nominations | Brad Paisley

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UpdatePosted 09/09/2009 10:50AM

Brad Paisley Leads CMA Nominations

Originally posted 09/09/2009 09:50AM

Brad Paisley led the Country Music Association Awards nominations with six nods, it was announced Wednesday morning.

Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Jamey Johnson, George Strait and Zac Brown Band each received four nods.

Paisley, the two-time reigning male vocalist of the year is once again up for the award, along with video of the year for "Start a Band," his duet with Keith Urban. He'll also be rivaling four-time entertainer of the year Kenny Chesney for the top honor.


Strait, who was honored earlier this year by the Academy of Country Music, as the Artist of the Decade, received nominations for musical event of the year (for his performance with Lee Ann Womack), male vocalist and entertainer of the year.

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Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney Headline CMA Awards

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Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney Headline CMA Awards

Originally posted 09/29/2008 03:10PM

Country's best and hottest not only received multiple nominations for this year's 42nd Annual CMA Awards, they're going to perform as well.

Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and George Strait are among the star-studded lineup of performers for the Nov. 12 show, the CMA announced Monday.

The performers are all up for some impressive awards.

Swift, 18, received her first female vocalist of the year nomination. Her single "Love Story," off her second album Fearless is currently No. 5 on Billboard's Hot 100.

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Brad Paisley, George Strait Lead CMA Nominations | Brad Paisley

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Brad Paisley, George Strait Lead CMA Nominations

Originally posted 08/30/2007 12:15PM

Brad Paisley and George Strait led the Country Music Association Awards nominations with five nods each, it was announced Thursday.

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George Strait Leads Country Nominations | George Strait

George Strait

George Strait Leads Country Nominations

Originally posted 03/05/2007 01:00PM

George Strait led the field – with eight nods, including those for entertainer of the year and top male vocalist – among nominees for the 42nd Academy of Country Music Awards, it was announced Monday.

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