GEORGE STRAIT BECOMES THE FIRST MUSIC ARTIST IN HISTORY TO ACHIEVE 60 NO. 1 SINGLES
Monday, 20 May 2013 20:02
“Give It All We Got Tonight” Tops the Charts
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- (Monday, May 20, 2013) – 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.”
GEORGE STRAIT’S LOVE IS EVERYTHING AVAILABLE TODAY
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 14:21
Strait Releases 40th Album on Longstanding Label Home MCA Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – George Strait releases Love Is Everything, his 40th album on MCA Nashville, today, Tuesday, May 14, available at all physical and digital retailers. Love Is Everything features Strait’s current hit “Give It All We Got Tonight” written by Mark Bright, Tim James and Phil O’Donnell. The song is poised to be the country patriarch’s 60th career No. 1, an accomplishment no artist except the 60-year old Strait has come closing to achieving.
For Love Is Everything, Strait again joined forces with longtime friend and producer Tony Brown. Providing a more personal feel, this album holds four songs written or co-written by Strait with son Bubba and legendary songwriter Dean Dillon.
GEORGE STRAIT TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM LOVE IS EVERYTHING ON MAY 14
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 00:00
Lead Single “Give It All We Got Tonight” Nearing Top 10
Nashville, TN – George Strait is set to release his highly anticipated 40th studio album, Love Is Everything, on May 14 on longtime label home MCA Nashville. The King of Country music rejoined veteran producer Tony Brown to co-produce the album, which features 13 new tracks, including the Top 15 and climbing current single “Give It All We Got Tonight.” Love Is Everything includes four songs written or co-written by Strait, who penned many alongside his son Bubba Strait and legendary songwriter Dean Dillon. Love Is Everything will be available in stores and at all digital retailers.
With the new album’s first single “Give It All We Got Tonight” quickly approaching Top 10 on the Country radio charts, the song is poised to become Strait’s 60th #1 single. Fans and fellow Country artists recently started campaigning for the “Sixty For Sixty” movement, which encourages local radio stations to make the song his 60th #1 single before his 61st birthday on May 18. Their efforts are certainly paying off as "Give It All We Got Tonight" is the fastest certified Gold single of Strait’s incredible 32-year career. Fans can tweet and Instagram their support with hashtag #60for60, as well as share posts on Facebook.