George Strait Makes Music History
It’s no surprise that Country Music Hall of Famer George Strait has made music history again!
George Strait’s current single, “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright”, off his latest album “Here For A Good Time”, lands the Number One spot this week on the mediabase radio chart. This feat ironically marks his 59th career number one hit for the 59-year-old country music superstar. “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright”, written by Al Anderson and Chris Stapleton, is one of the few songs Strait did not write with son Bubba and longtime pal Dean Dillon for this album.
With a career spanning more than 30 years, George Strait has the most number one 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. Strait was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
According to his website George says, “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. 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.”
The album “Here For A Good Time” debuted at Number One on the Billboard Country Album Charts (his third number one album debut in a row) and #3 on Billboard Top 200 Chart (behind Lil Wayne & Adele). The legend co-wrote seven of the album’s 11 tracks with his son Bubba and legendary songwriter Dean Dillon.
George Strait started his career with 1981’s “Unwound”. Now in 2012, he is the only artist who has had 85 out of 90 radio singles make it to the Top 10 and 24 albums at the number one position on Billboard’s Country Music Album Chart.