George Strait Celebrates 60th No. 1 Single

The UMG Nashville staff celebrates George Strait's 60th No. 1 hit.

The UMG Nashville staff celebrates George Strait’s 60th No. 1 hit.

Country Music Hall of Fame member and UMG Nashville artist 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, which 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 several country artists joined the “Sixty For Sixty” movement to help Strait earn 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).

“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, Sr. VP, 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!”

Watch Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelly and Hillary Scott and others congratulate Strait on his 60th No. 1 song.

 

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