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At age 56 and after more than 25 years on the charts, George Strait is still on top of his game. The upcoming ACM Awards will honor George as the Artist of the Decade, and Country Weekly asked George’s fellow stars like Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton to talk about George and the impact he’s had on their careers. “I have loved George’s music forever,” says Carrie. “If there’s one artist I try to emulate my career after,” adds Blake, “it’s George Strait.” Also singing George’s praises are Lee Ann Womack, Craig Morgan, Darius Rucker and many others.