News Round Up: George Strait Breaks Billboard Charts Records

  • Listen to a stream of Merle Haggard’s  I Am What I Am, his upcoming release Vanguard Records.
  • Everyone knows that Music City big label country music is more pop than country, and some takes many pages from classic rock playbook, but PopMatter.com’s Steve Leftridge does a fine job of connecting the dots. (Pour Some Sugarland on Me.)
  • George Strait has set a Billboard record by charting a top 10 hit on the Country Songs survey in an unprecedented 30th consecutive year! No artist in the history of Billboard has had such a lengthy streak of top 10 titles. The Country Music Hall of Fame singer’s most recent song, I Gotta Get to You jumped from No. 12 to No. 9 on the radio airplay list. Strait first hit the top 10 on Country Songs in 1981 with Unwound.  His current album titled Twang has sold 551,000 copies since it’s August release.

2 thoughts on “News Round Up: George Strait Breaks Billboard Charts Records

  1. April 16, 2010 at 9:25 am

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    April 16, 2010 at 9:48 am

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