Artist Countdown: George Strait Top 60 Hits 12pm ET

gstraitGeorge Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, actor, and music producer. Strait is referred to as the “King of Country” and has been called a living legend by some critics. He is known for his unique style of western swing music, bar-room ballads, honky-tonk style, and fresh yet traditional country music. George Strait holds the world record for more number-one hit singles than any other artist in the history of music on any chart or in any genre, having recorded 60 number-one hit singles as of 2013.

Strait rocketed to success after his first single “Unwound” was a hit in 1981. While contributing to the neo-traditional movement of the 1980s, he amassed seven number one albums in the decade with his most popular hits including “Fool Hearted Memory” and “Ocean Front Property”. By the 1990s, Strait had influenced a new breed of performers while continuing his own successes, having charted upwards of 20 number-one hits including “Heartland” and “Blue Clear Sky“. In the 2000s, Strait was named Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music, was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and won his first Grammy award for his hit album Troubadour. Strait continued his previous successes throughout the decade, producing a more contemporary sound with moderate cross-over hits including “She’ll Leave You with a Smile” and “You’ll Be There”.

Strait was named CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1989 and 1990, and ACM Entertainer of the Year in 1990. He has been nominated for more CMA and ACM awards and has more wins in both categories than any other artist. As of 2011, he holds the record for the most number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts with 44 number one singles. Counting all other music charts, Strait has amassed a total of 60 number-one hits overall, breaking a record previously set by Conway Twitty.

Strait has sold more than 70 million albums in the United States and his certifications from the RIAA include 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum, and 38 gold albums. His best-selling album is Pure Country (1992), which sold 6 million (6× Multi-platinum). His highest certified album is Strait Out of the Box (1995), which sold 2 million copies (8× Multi-Platinum due to being a box set with four CDs). According to the RIAA, Strait is the 12th best-selling album recording artist in the United States overall. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Give It All We Got Tonight
2 Write This Down
3 The Best Day
4 I Saw God Today
5 Meanwhile
6 Go On
7 We Really Shouldn’t Be Doing This
8 What Do You Say to That
9 One Night at a Time
10 I Just Want to Dance with You
11 Easy Come, Easy Go
12 Give It Away
13 Shiftwork (with Kenny Chesney)
14 You Can’t Make a Heart Love Somebody
15 Here for a Good Time
16 I’d Like to Have That One Back
17 The Man in Love with You
18 How ’bout Them Cowgirls
19 Fool Hearted Memory
20 You Look So Good in Love
21 Right or Wrong
22 Let’s Fall to Pieces Together
23 The Chair
24 Nobody in His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her
25 Ocean Front Property
26 All My Ex’s Live in Texas
27 Am I Blue
28 Famous Last Words of a Fool
29 Ace in the Hole
30 Love Without End, Amen
31 I’ve Come to Expect It from You
32 You Know Me Better Than That
33 I Cross My Heart
34 Heartland
35 Check Yes or No
36 Blue Clear Sky
37 Carrying Your Love with Me
38 Round About Way
39 A Fire I Can’t Put Out
40 What’s Going On in Your World
41 If I Know Me
42 Carried Away
43 True
44 Baby Blue
45 If You’re Thinking You Want a Stranger (There’s One Coming Home)
46 Amarillo by Morning
47 The Chill of an Early Fall
48 The Big One
49 Adalida
50 It Ain’t Cool to Be Crazy About You
51 So Much Like My Dad
52 I Can Still Make Cheyenne
53 Drinking Champagne
54 Living for the Night
55 Marina del Rey
56 The Cowboy Rides Away
57 You’re Something Special to Me
58 Today My World Slipped Away
59 Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
60 Gone as a Girl Can Get