Country music superstar George Strait has roped an honorary degree.

Country music superstar George Strait has roped an honorary degree.

Strait was given an honorary doctorate of humane letters by his alma mater, Texas State University, in a private ceremony Friday. He graduated in 1979 with a bachelor's in agriculture.

"Dr. Strait? I like the sound of that," Strait said. "I am so proud to be a graduate of Texas State University and appreciate so much that you did this for me."

Strait has recorded 52 No. 1 singles, starting with "Fool Hearted Memory" in 1982 to "She Let Herself Go" this year. He also sponsors the annual George Strait Team Roping Classic.

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