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Strait readies for a good time

Monday, June 13, 2011 – George Strait George notched his second highest debut in his career on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart as Here For A Good Time, the first single from his upcoming MCA Nashville album, hit 29 on its official add date at radio.

The song was the most added song at country radio this week with 80 adds. This is his highest debut since I Saw God Today debuted Top 20 in 2008.

Here For A Good Time, written by Strait, his son Bubba Strait and songwriter Dean Dillon, is Strait's 89th career single. The new album is scheduled for a fall release.

"I think this is the longest time, during my recording career, without anything new on the radio," said Strait. "It's good to be back, and I want to thank country radio for their continued support. Have a great summer."

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Strait has the most number 1 singles of any artist in history including Elvis (57 to date inclusive of all charts). He has sold nearly 69 million records and with 33 different platinum or multi-platinum albums has the most RIAA platinum certifications in country music and the third in all genres, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.


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