George Strait sets record with new single
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George Strait sets record with new single

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 – George Strait's new single - "I Saw God Today" - is the highest single debut of his career. The song debuted at number 19 on the R&R and Billboard radio charts this week.

"Wow, let me just say a huge thank you to country radio! I love you guys," Strait said.

Royce Risser, Senior Vice President of National Promotion at Universal Music Group, said, "At this point, I don't know how you call any single from George a 'career record,' but I have heard more unsolicited praise for this song than any since I have been at the label. I have said this before, but we will never witness another artist like this in our lifetime...simply amazing."

On Monday, Feb. 4 at 12:01 a.m., the single was made available to radio stations across the country for download. Fourteen hours later, it was the most added song at country radio. In 7 days time, the single had 131 adds.

The upcoming CD, "Troubadour," will be out April 1. The set includes a duet with Patty Loveless and long time songwriting partner, Dean Dillon. Distinguished songwriter Leslie Satcher also lends her songwriting expertise to a "good number" of the 12 tracks, according to a press release.

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