Once upon a time, the man who would be king declared: “I want to reach the point where people hear my name and immediately think of real country music.”

Since then, that goal has been checked off his bucket list, because George Strait is widely acknowledged as the “king of country.” Should you require statistical backup, well, tell us when to stop: recorded the most No. 1 songs—60 of them—and top-five songs in the history of music; only artist to have a top-10 hit every year for 30 years; named top country music artist of the past 25 years in 2010 by Billboard magazine; and earned Billboard’s Legend of Live accolade in 2013, based on chart and box-office numbers.

Consider that those are only a fraction of Strait’s career distinctions. And, of course, if that isn’t enough, maybe you should just focus on the hits themselves: “Unwound,” “Down and Out,” “Fool Hearted Memory,” “Amarillo By Morning,” “The Chair,” “Ace in the Hole” and “Ocean Front Property,” just for starters.

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