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Mar 21

George Strait Earns 59th No. 1 Hit

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George Strait photo courtesy of UMG Nashville.

George Strait does it again! His current single “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright” off his latest CD Here For A Good Time lands the No. 1 spot this week on the mediabase radio chart.  This feat ironically marks his 59th career No. 1 hit for the 59-year-old country music superstar – one per year of his life!  “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright,” written by Al Anderson and Chris Stapleton, is one of the few George did not write with son Bubba and longtime pal Dean Dillon for this album .

“You know, I’ve always thought that whether I’m writing or not, I’ve gotta pick the best songs, whether or not they’re mine,” says George.  “I’m not gonna sing ‘em just because I wrote ‘em. I’ve gotta find the best songs to make the best record I can. I think all of these songs deserve to be on the record.”

Here For A Good Time debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album Charts  (his 3rd No. 1 album debut in a row) and No. 3 on Billboard Top 200 Chart (behind Lil Wayne & Adele).  George co-produced this album with his long-time friend and legendary producer Tony Brown at Shrimpboat Sound Studio in Key West, FL – the same studio where he recorded his last three award-winning albums. The Country Music Hall of Famer co-wrote seven of the album’s 11 tracks with his son Bubba and legendary songwriter Dean Dillon.

With a career spanning more than 30 years, George Strait has the most No. 1 singles of any artist in history, including Elvis. He has sold nearly 69 million records and with 33 different platinum or multi-platinum albums has the most RIAA platinum certifications in country music and the third in all genres, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. George was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

George Strait is the only artist who has had 85 out of 90 radio singles make it to Top 10 and 24 albums at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Country Music Album Chart – George Strait.

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