George Strait turns 61 today. Country music tends to throw artists aside when they reach a certain age. Sure, they can tour forever and draw big crowds but country radio tends to toss the aging artists aside. George Strait is an exception. George Strait is 61 and going strong. As of 2013 George Strait has had 60..yes 60 #1 country music hits. His first hit single was back in 1981, 32 years later he is still going strong. He has released 26 studio albums including a new one just this week.