Reporting Kurt Wolff
Country superstar George Strait has made history once again. His current single “Give It All We Got Tonight” tops the Mediabase country singles chart as the most-played song on country radio last week, giving the Country Music Hall of Fame member his 60th No. 1 hit.
This extends Strait’s record for holding the most No. 1 songs on all charts of any artist in any genre (Conway Twitty previously held the record with 55). It also means that the Sixty for Sixty campaign, to help Strait earn his 60th Number One while he was still 60 years old, was a success (Strait turned 61 on May 18).
George offered his thanks to fans in a message on his website:
“I didn’t realize we were making history — I just hoped we were putting out music that my fans would enjoy. As always, I’m thankful to the fans and country radio for their support on all 60 of these number one songs as well as my entire career. They are the ones who made this happen.”
It’s official, George makes history with his 60th #1 single!!! Thanks to all of YOU for your hard work and support! youtu.be/NFbCgcxd2XE
— George Strait (@GeorgeStrait) May 20, 2013
Fans and artists alike have been rallying for months in support of the song and Sixty for Sixty. Many of George’s friends and fellow artists, in fact, created videos honoring “King George” and his music.
“George, he doesn’t have to do any tricks,” Ashley Monroe told Radio.com. “He gets up there and sings these songs that are so important, and you know he cares, and that’s all that he needs to do.”
“He just delivers a song like nobody else,” said Darius Rucker.
“Give It All We Got Tonight” was written by Tim James, Phil O’Donnell and Mark Bright. It was released last October, and is the first single from George’s most recent studio album, Love Is Everything, which was released May 14.
“It is a little risque,” Strait said about the song in a recent interview. “I’m sure you’ve been parking before…but that’s kinda what it’s about.”