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George Strait Becomes The First Music Artist In History To Achieve 60 No. 1 Singles

Country Music Hall of Fame member George Strait became the first music artist in history, regardless of genre, to place 60 songs at the top of the charts when Mediabase named “Give It All We Got Tonight” as this week’s most played song on country radio. The song is the first single from Strait’s new album Love Is Everything, released last week. “Give It All We Got Tonight” was written by Mark Bright, Tim James and Phil O’Donnell.

“I didn’t realize we were making history — I just hoped we were putting out music that my fans would enjoy,” said Strait. “As always, I’m thankful to the fans and country radio for their support on all 60 of these number one songs as well as my entire career. They are the ones who made this happen.”

Strait fans, radio stations and some of country music’s biggest artists joined the “Sixty For Sixty” movement at sixtyforsixty.com to accomplish the historic career milestone — giving Strait his 60th No. 1 single, while he was 60 years old. It came down to the wire, as Strait turned 61 over the weekend (on Saturday, May 18), but in the words of the man himself, “I may be 61, but I don’t feel a day over 60.”

“The amount of support shown by fans, industry and especially country radio to give George his 60th No. 1 single is the ultimate testament in a format that has been defined by his music,” said Royce Risser, SVP Promotion for Universal Music Group Nashville. “No one is more deserving of this accomplishment than George Strait, the undeniable King of Country Music. Happy Birthday George!”

For more information on Strait, Love Is Everything, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour and more, visit GeorgeStrait.com.

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  1. I was barely out of high school, and I bought a 45 of THE chair, and gave it to my Dad. My Dad sang and played music ever since I can remember. He done a lot of benefits and shows around town. He never made it big, but he was good, and even at 76 years old he can still make a guitar talk. I gave him your record, and told him he needed to learn that song, I said daddy this guy George Straight is gonna be a big star, Dad didn’t much care for that song, and you know we laugh about that now, He will say Deb You was right about that Gerorge Straight, He did make it didn’t he. Congratulations you are one of the best.

  2. I know you here im your bigest fan but im one of them congradulations love your music. My dad is 86 years young he listens to you all the time. Wish could have seen you at concerts but just couldnt. Congradulations again.

  3. I just love your music but most of all the way you sing them and l cross my heart is the best one yet. Keep making your songs.