Country’s Greatest Love Stories: George & Norma Strait
George & Norma Strait
In his personal life and in his music, George is a man who knows a thing or two about consistency and commitment. Not only has the Texas native amassed an incredible 57 No. 1 hits, he’s also enjoyed one of the music industry’s longest and most successful marriages. George married his high school sweetheart, Norma, in 1971. Initially, the lovebirds eloped to Mexico, but a few weeks later they repeated their vows in a Texas church.
“Norma was the first girl I ever loved. We knew each other forever, growing up in a small town,” George says. “I never really even thought anything about her, but then one day I asked her out and we went on a date. We didn’t see each other for a long time after that. Then one day, I thought, ‘I’m missing the boat here,’ and we started dating again.”
The rest is history.