Doris Couser Strait is known as the mother of the country music legend George Strait. She was married to John Byron Strait, who died in 2013 after spending some time in the hospital. Doris had three children with her husband, George Strait, Pency Strait, and Buddy Strait. Doris left together with her daughter Pency and left her husband with the two boys when they were young. John raised the boys in Doris’ absence.
Doris divorced John Byron when George was in fourth grade, then she married Paul Malcom Lieber, and they had two children; Roy Lieber and Leslie Neely. Upon Doris’ death, she had ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Doris Couser Strait’s son started his music career at Pearsall High School. At the time, he performed in a rock and roll garage band and was influenced by the English band, The Beatles, who he highly regarded. John listened to their music and other singers he idolized
Soon after high school, Doris’ son ran away with his sweetheart, Norma Voss, and they married in 1971. The same year of his marriage, George enlisted in the US Army as an infantryman. While in army service, he performed with Rambling Country, an army-sponsored band.
A year after his marriage, Doris’ son had his first child with his wife, Norma Voss. George Strait served in the army for four years, attaining the rank of corporal. George decided to further his studies after leaving the army and joined Texas State University, then called Southwest Texas University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture.
Doris’ son has had an amazing career and has gathered a lot of wealth from it; he also owns a ranch. His net worth is estimated to be approximately 300 million dollars.
Doris Couser’s Son’s Musical Career.
While in college, the Stoney Ridge band was looking for a vocalist, and George joined them as a lead vocalist and soon changed the band’s name to Ace in the Hole Band. The band performed in central and south Texas bars and soon gained regional popularity.
George’s band was given a chance to record some songs he wrote, including That Don’t Change The Way I Feel About You and I Can’t Go On Dying Like This, but unfortunately, the songs did not do well.
Given the rough start to George’s music career, he considered quitting since his band had failed to sign a contract with any record label, including MCA Records. His wife convinced him to try his music for one more year, and luckily, MCA signed a one-song contract with him in 1981. He recorded the song, Unwound, which peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot Country Songs.
Doris’ son released his debut album, Strait Country, featuring his debut song Unwound, Down and Out, and If You’re Thinking You Want a Stranger. George has achieved great success in his music career, winning several awards.
Doris Couser Strait was born on June 26, 1930, and died on January 30, 2010, aged 79, in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States.