While I can’t attest to that feeling, George Strait undoubtedly can. Powered by oodles of good vibes, Strait’s “Here For A Good Time” seizes the CountryBreakout Chart’s No. 1 spot for its first week at the top. The song pits a bopping two-step beat against optimistic lyrics which extol the virtues of living for the moment. Resistance is futile, and besides, is there a better way to cast off one’s worries than with a generous combination of sun and moonshine?
The title track from “King” George’s new album, “Here For A Good Time” was written by Strait with his son Bubba and frequent collaborator Dean Dillon and marks the 89th single of his 30 year career. Here For A Good Time the album, which Strait co-produced with long-time friend Tony Brown, was released Sept. 6 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart with first week sales totaling over 91k.
“I still enjoy it—I still love it,” says Strait of his 30 years in music. “As long as I love it and enjoy it and am having fun, then I’m gonna keep doing it. I’m motivated by what I’ve always been motivated by—trying to make the best records that I can make and doing the best shows that I can do. Whenever that doesn’t motivate me anymore, then I’ll have to quit. It’s still a lot of fun for me now.”
Keep those good times rolling, George.