Country legend George Strait has been broadly adored and regarded all through his profession, however, there’s a side to him that the most people don’t know – one impacted extraordinarily by his faith, his dedication to his wife and the loss of his little girl. Strait’s vocation commenced when he marked to MCA Records in 1981. The following year, his single “Fool Hearted Memory” arrived at No. 1 on the country music outlines. In 1986, however, disaster struck Strait and his wife, Norma, when their girl Jenifer died in an auto accident.
The passing of their girl crushed the parents, and it took Strait 21 years to sing about the experience. The melody, “You’ll Be There,” showed up in his 2005 collection “Somewhere Down in Texas.”
“That song hit home for me for obvious reasons. I’m a religious person. I honestly believe we will see each other in heaven someday. I wanted to do the song badly. The writer, Cory Mayo, held that song out because he knew I wanted to do it, and he waited until I had the chance. It was kind of him to do that,” he revealed to USA Weekend in 2007.
Strait experienced childhood in a religious family, and his faith has been key to his life as far back as a youth. He talked about his religious childhood in a current interview.
“My dad, of course, raised my brother and me on his own, and he raised us in a real religious atmosphere,” he said. “We’re all Baptists, and he always told me that the Lord would tell me what he wanted me to do with my life; and I kind of believe that’s really true. So I didn’t worry about it much, didn’t think about it that much.”
Strait and his wife have been married for a long time, and Strait says that they’re still as in love as ever.
“We love each other, and we still like each other. We’re so blessed that we were able to experience this life together, to support each other through everything, good times and bad,” he disclosed to The Boot, FaithTap revealed.
“Think of losing your arm, your leg, your eyesight, any and all of those things can’t compare to losing your child. The loss is heart wrenching, gut wrenching, mentally and totally you wish you could have taken their place. You live on, and they miss so much . I am grateful George Strait could pour his heart, and all he is into his music. Honored man,” one Shared peruser remarked on the site’s Facebook page in light of Strait’s story.
“He’s the wonderful man I always knew he was. The fact that he puts the Lord first will always bring him blessings,not only in his work but always in his marriage,” another added.
“Never knew he had such heartaches. We all agree, a glorious day when we meet again,” another added.
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