George Harvey Strait Sr. is an iconic American personality who has made significant contributions to the music industry.
George grew in Poteet, Texas, on May 18, 1952. His father owned a large 2,000-acre cattle farm near Big Wells.
While attending Pearsall High School, he developed an early interest in music.
He improved his understanding of the genre by drawing inspiration from performers such as The Beatles, Hank Thompson, Lefty Frizzell, George Jones, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, and Merle Haggard.
George’s song “Unwound,” which came out in 1981, was a huge hit that made him known nationwide.
Over the years, his revolutionary work has been recognized with numerous awards, including entry into the Country Music Hall of Fame (2000), Artist of the Decade distinction from the Academy of Country Music (ACM), and a Grammy Award for the album Troubadour.
George was diagnosed with typhus in 2017, an infectious illness encompassing three conditions: epidemic typhus, scrub typhus, and murine typhus.
Typical symptoms include fever, headache, and inflammation.
The virus can also cause severely low blood pressure and respiratory distress syndrome. The condition can cause significant organ damage or death if left untreated or addressed too late.