George Strait is a legend in country music with one of the most illustrious careers in the genre’s history. But there is another aspect of his life that has remained equally important — his family. The 57-year-old has been married to his wife, Norma, for 51 years and has two children, Jenifer and Bubba. The couple met at Pearsall High School in Texas and have stayed together ever since.
But their family has not been without its hardships. Their daughter Jenifer died in a car accident in 1986 when she was just 13-years-old. The tragedy impacted the family in a profound way. As a means of honoring her, George created the Jenifer Strait Foundation which continues to make charitable donations to children to this day.
In this rare interview, George opened up about the death of his daughter. He described the pain that no parent should have to endure. In the interview, he also talked about how he and his wife Norma have carried on with their lives in the wake of her passing. Norma has taken care of their son, Bubba, and has supported him through his career as a musician.
The renowned singer has also written a song dedicated to his daughter. The song, titled Baby Blue, was released in 1988, just two years after her tragic death. The song details the loss of a loved one and the unwavering belief that you will see them again in heaven.