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Strait has a good time at the top

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 – George Strait reached the top of the country music chart again with his new release "Here For A Good Time." With first week sales of 91,414, the disc was the third best selling CD in the U.S. behind Lil Wayne and Adele.

This was Strait's third number one album debut in a row. He took over for Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night."

The title track, written by Strait, his son Bubba Strait and songwriter Dean Dillon, is Strait's 89th career single and sits at eight this week on the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts. This marks his 84th Top 10 radio hit and continues the streak of having all but 5 singles in Strait's entire 30-year career reach the Top 10 mark (those five landed Top 20).

Strait once again co-produced this album with his long-time friend and producer Tony Brown at Shrimpboat Sound Studio in Key West, Fla., the same studio where Strait recorded his last three award-winning albums. Strait co-wrote 7 of the album's 11 tracks with his son Bubba and Dillon.


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