George Strait’s Here For A Good Time shot straight to No. 1 on the Country Albums chart, debuting with 91K first-week sales. The King’s 30-plus year career is showing no signs of slowing down, with the album landing at No. 3 overall. It garnered about 18 percent digital album sales. The title track and lead single was written by Strait, his son Bubba Strait and songwriter Dean Dillon. It is at No. 2 on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout chart.
Strait once again co-produced this album with longtime friend and legendary producer Tony Brown at Shrimpboat Sound Studio in Key West, FL. It’s the same studio where Strait recorded his last three award-winning albums.
Meanwhile, Lady Antebellum’s hot new single “Wanted You More” debuted with 74K digital downloads, landing at No. 1 Country. All signs point to strong first-week sales for the band’s third album Own The Night which was released Tuesday (9/13). Lead single “Just A Kiss” is already past the one million downloads mark. Nearing the Platinum point are “Remind Me” from Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, and Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.”
Strait by the Numbers
69 million—albums sold
2006—year of induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame
89—Top 20 singles
57—No. 1 singles
33—Platinum or multi-platinum albums
24—No. 1 albums