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  • May 6, 1985
    George Strait wins Top Male Vocalist in the 20th annual Academy Of Country Music awards, aired on NBC from Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California
    Aug 20, 1985
    Ricky Skaggs leads with six nominations for the Country Music Association awards. Alabama, George Strait and Lee Greenwood each get four nominations. Those four are finalists for the Entertainer of the Year title, along with Reba McEntire
    Aug 26, 1985
    MCA releases George Strait's "The Chair"
    Sep 3, 1985
    MCA releases George Strait's album "Something Special"
    Oct 14, 1985
    George Strait, Ricky Skaggs and The Judds take double honors in the 19th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Strait claims Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year, for "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind"
    Nov 2, 1985
    George Strait sings "You're Something Special To Me" and "The Fireman" on "Hee Haw," while Mel Tillis contributes "New Patches." The installment opens with Buck Owens leading the whole "Hee Haw" gang in "Truck Driving Man"
    Nov 22, 1985
    George Strait's "Greatest Hits" is certified gold by the RIAA
    Dec 14, 1985
    George Strait snags a #1 country album in Billboard with "Something Special"
    Dec 21, 1985
    George Strait's "The Chair" sits at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
    Dec 23, 1985
    MCA releases George Strait's "You're Something Special To Me"

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