George Strait notches his second highest debut in his storied career on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart as “Here For A Good Time,” the first single from his upcoming MCA Nashville album, lands at No. 29 on its official add date at radio. It is the most added song at country radio this week with an impressive 80 adds. This is his highest debut since “I Saw God Today” debuted Top 20 in 2008.
“Here For A Good Time,” written by Strait, his son Bubba Strait and legendary songwriter Dean Dillon, is Strait’s 89th career single. The new album is scheduled for a fall release.
“I think this is the longest time, during my recording career, without anything new on the radio,” said Strait. “It’s good to be back and I want to thank country radio for their continued support. Have a great summer!”
With a career spanning more than 30 years, George Strait has the most number one singles of any artist in history including Elvis (57 to date inclusive of all charts). 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. Strait was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
Strait’s last CD Twang debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 chart and the Top Country Albums chart. This is the fourth time in Strait’s career that a new release has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and the 13th time debuting at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart.