George Strait becomes all-time co-leader of most chart toppers
Monday, July 2, 2007
– With "Wrapped" going number one this week, George Strait tied Conway Twitty for the most number 1 singles of any genre with 55.
"Wrapped" is also the third single to hit number 1 from his 34th studio album "It Just Comes Natural." The first single off the project, "Give It Away," hit number 1 in just 13 weeks, making it the fastest rising single of Strait's career. The song also recently received two Academy of Country Music Awards for "Song of the Year" and "Single Record of the Year." The album's title track "It Just Comes Natural" also reached number one on the charts.
Though Strait already held the record for solo number 1 singles, his 55th notch ties Twitty's record, which includes his number 1 duets with Loretta Lynn.
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