Even He Wasn't "Country" Enough!

October 22, 2014

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I had to laugh so hard when I read this!! With so many people sayin this artist or that artist isnt “Country Enough!” I guess Country is in the eye of the beholder!!
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George Strait is known far and wide as the King of Country, and rightfully so. But did you know the iconic entertainer was once fired from a band for not being country enough?
Strait began his career while stationed in Hawaii in the Army in the ’70s. While he had initially aspired to be a rocker, his life was turned around by the influence of Merle Haggard. Ironically, though, when Strait auditioned for a male/female country group called the Country Kings and played a set with them, he got canned after the band members decided his heart wasn’t really in country music.
Strait went on to a couple of other bands before landing a solo deal with MCA Records in 1981. His first single, ‘Unwound,’ was a quick success, launching Strait on a career trajectory that would eventually include 60 No. 1 hits — more than any other artist in country music. He has sold over 100 million albums, making him one of the best-selling all-genre artists in history — which is enough to make you wonder, how many times have the members of the Country Kings kicked themselves over the years since they rejected Strait?

Taken From Theboot.com

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