George Strait goes gold
Friday, January 11, 2008
– George Strait went gold, for sales of 500,000 units, with "22 More Hits," which came out in November. The disc contained songs that did well on the charts, but never reached numero uno.
I've had people ask me why this song or that song wasn't on the number ones album," said Strait. "If it's their favorite song, I guess they don't care if it was number one on a chart. This album gave me the chance to include some of the fans other favorites and mine."
The disc includes "Unwound" (Strait's first single and first top 10 hit), "If You're Thinking You Want A Stranger," "Amarillo By Morning," "The Fireman," "Cowboys Like Us," "You'll Be There" and "Marina Del Ray." The album also includes the brand new single "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls."
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